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Are you a modern couple getting married in Central IL? Join us for an interactive, immersive and inspirational wedding showcase for the modern Midwest couple. Our wedding showcase brings professional vendors from all over Central Illinois to showcase decor, trends and fashions so you can create a magical wedding!

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The Event

“Better Together”

Join us for an interactive, immersive and inspirational wedding showcase for the modern Midwest couple. Our wedding showcase brings professional vendors from all over Central Illinois so you can create a magical wedding.

Our premier showcase allows couples to learn, connect, design, and book services to take your dream wedding to the next level, with the best of the best in the wedding community.

WHY THIS WEDDING SHOWCASE:

Wedding Vendors to learn about trends, connect with professionals to book services for your day

4 Wedding Design Table Looks that you will not find anywhere else in Central Il (View our galleries from last year!)

– Trending Lounge Furniture, Backdrops, Lit Letters, Balloon Displays & More

Free Wedding Consulting, Live Caricature Artist by Dan Wild and Over $2,000 raffle giveaways as well as the Grand Prize Trip to Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe!

– Free Wedding Swag Tote: A high quality & locally sourced tote by Polished Prints filled with goodies such as: “I Do Magazine“, reusable champagne flute, Wedding Day-of Packing Materials and more!

Complimentary Bar by Punch! Samples speciality crafted of cold & hot cocktails and champagne

Samples of Sweet & Savory Bites that are full of flavor

Inspire Your Pop Up Shop:  Purchase our Wedding Decks so you can start planning by wedding vendor, for quick & easy decision making like a pro!

BBJ Linen Pop Up Shop: Find your wedding colors and learn about different textures of linens from our experts!

Central IL connects all of these cities…

Bloomington | Champaign | Danville | Decatur | Clinton | Farmington | Fairbury | Galesberg | Gibson City | Mahomet | Monticello | Morton | Normal | Paxton | Peoria | Petersberg | Penfield | Pontiac | Princeton | Rantoul | Springfield | Sherman | Shelbyville | Streator | Teutopolis | Topeka | Tolono | Tonica | Tuscola | Urbana | Washington | Wilmington

The Location

Our Presenting Venue
Carmon’s

Your Event. Your Way.

Imagine your wedding at Carmon’s in 10,000 square feet of modern industrial elegance, located in a repurposed historic gem centrally located in downtown Champaign.

Impeccably designed with exposed beams, polished concrete floors, and a stunning 25’ lofted sassafras ceiling, you’ll host up to 500 guests in style with plenty of room to meet, eat, and dance. Carmon’s will elevate your gathering with customized lighting, premium amenities, and available planning professionals to make every detail flawless.

Bring your unique vision—we’ll do the rest.

Schedule

9AM – 1PM

Wedding Vendor Registration

All participating vendors will check-in to ensure we are ready for all of our couples on time! Learn more about what is included in your vendor ticket with our information sheet.

11AM – 1PM

The Busy Bee Social

To thank our participating vendors for all their hard-work being a busy bee to set up a premier experience for couples, so let’s toast to you! Enjoy complimentary lunch and drinks to relax & connect with fellow creative vendors. (Included in your vendor ticket purchase.)

2PM – 5PM

Wedding Showcase Presented by Carmon’s

Say Yes! Get your general admission ticket for the ultimate 3-hour wedding showcase. You will not find a more exclusive, knowledgeable, professional, interactive and immersive Wedding Showcase for the modern couple in Central Illinois. Get design inspiration, connect with talented vendors and start planning your big day at the premier wedding venue, Carmon’s

2PM Dan Wild Caricature

Get your own caricaturist illustration by the talented Dan Wild, who caricatures at events in central Illinois and Indiana. He has over 20 years of experience caricaturing at events, and he’d love to caricature at yours!

He can draw two-minute caricatures and can easily draw over 25 people an hour for a great party favor or guest experience!

3PM Photo Time

Grab your friends and take a selfie infront of the amazing paper flower wall by 3 Chicks Designs on the trendy lounge furniture from Flowers by Kristine!

4PM Raffle Giveaways

All participating vendors as well as attendees will get a raffle tickets for multiple giveaways as well as the “pink ticket” for the opportunity to win a 5-day for 2 adults & 2 children to Mayan Palace Getaway*!
*some limited details. Airfare not included.

4:30PM Wedding Q&A with Amanda Jean

Ask our expert wedding planner and founder of Inspire YourⓇ Wedding & Events any wedding question! She will be live on stage providing couples with one-on-one advice on their wedding planning. 

Where else in Central IL can you have a few minutes to get your must-have questions answered before the big day! 

Hotel Accommodations

The Hyatt Place in downtown Champaign will be offering participating showcase vendors & attendees discounted room rates, when booking your room(s) for this weekend only.

2023 Showcase Vendors

Learn, connect and design from the best creative professionals in Central IL!

2023 Showcase Sponsors

Forever Sponsors

Local LOVE Sponsors

 

Tickets

Attendees can get bundle discounts! Buy 2 tickets get 10% off, Buy 4 tickets get 15% off (seen at checkout).

The Reviews

From Our 2022 Showcase
Attendees & Vendors

“Yesterday was an amazing day of interacting with so many amazing area wedding vendors.”- Kristin, kDarling Photography

“We are here at the wedding showcase! Huge amounts of style, art & talented vendors in here.”- Regina, RegCakes

“Highly recommend going to a bridal expo with your girls at your future venue. I had the MOST fun!!”- Attendee, Emily F.

“Just got done dropping off our sweets for the showcase. It is GORGEOUS in there! We were lucky enough to get two completely different looks: Southwest and Pantone inspired!”- Mary, Hunny Bunny Bakes

“Some incredible wedding decor ideas.”- Tori, Tori Beach Videography

“Had a great day meeting the attendees of the showcase yesterday. It was also wonderful to reconnect and meet new vendors in the area. There is so much amazing talent in the Central Illinois Market.”- Julie, J. Blu Designs

“This is the coolest event ever!!”- Attendee, Emily W.

“Yesterday was a pinch me kind of day! As I was talking with brides and other vendors I couldn’t help but be in disbelief that this is what I do for work!- Joyce, Joyce Ann’s Florals

How can you trust Inspire Your® as trusted source for weddings and creating a showcase? View our reviews here!

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