Everything you need after you've signed up for the show. 


This manual will guide you through the process of exhibiting at the NBMC. It outlines helpful hints about the Show and associated special events as well as useful information about the Mart. Reference this site for promotional information and ways to maximize your exposure at the Show, operational recommendations for smooth move in, run of show and move out details, and frequently asked questions.


We always offer discounted hotel rates at Chicago's hottest hotels.


Registering for exhibitor badges is a simple process. Please follow the steps below before your arrival at the show.

  • Click the above box to pre-register for the show. 
  • Type in all REQUIRED fields
  • Click Accept
  • Print your Barcoded Confirmation Page
  • Present the barcode at Exhibitor Registration

branding opportunities


There are a variety of ways that you can promote yourself before and during National Bridal Market. Our most popular options are listed below. To download the full opportunities brochure, click here

  • SHOW GUIDE ADVERTISING / starts at $1,000
    A full page color ad in the National Bridal Market Chicago Show Directory
    puts you in the hand of every buyer. Feature your collection alongside the
    map that buyers use to navigate our amazingly convenient show floor!
    • EMAIL CAMPAIGN / $500
      Make an entrance into every National Bridal Market Chicago retailers inbox with an email about your brand from us. We’ll highlight your collection, booth number, website and social media channels so the attention is on you.
      • WEB BANNER / $300
        We’ll place your company banner on our highest traffic pages so
        that retailers immediately know that you’ll be at our show.


        National Bridal Market Chicago is talking to the buyers you want to see, using:

        • Direct-mail campaign blanketing thousands of specialty apparel and accessory stores
        • Ad space in premium bridal publications
        • Editorial coverage in the industry's top publications
        • A brand new web site featuring important information, special events, travel information, and more. 
        • Numerous HTML blasts targeting buyers with important show features and information
        • Specialized Facebook & Instagram interaction

        We encourage every Exhibitor to get involved. To be featured as a part of our Social Media Campaign for the next show send 3-4 professional product/ lifestyle images (per brand) to Sarah at shamilton@themart.com.

        NBMC has a new logo - Right click to download

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        Please feel free to download a Web Banner for promotion on your website, social media channels and e-blasts. Simply right click the image and "save picture" for your marketing needs.

        For more information on any of the marketing or sponsorship opportunities, contact:

        Sarah Hamilton | Marketing Manager | shamilton@themart.com | 312.527.7758