Returning Buyers will automatically receive an email before the Show with their actual badge. 

  1. Check your email for your badge - It will come from the National Bridal Market Chicago. 
  2. Print your Badge.
  3. Your badge will be scanned on the Show Floor.
  4. Pick up a badge holder from the bins on the Show Floor. 
  5. Enjoy the Show! 



Registration is even easier - no lines if you're a returning buyer!

*Please note: UNIQUE EMAIL ADRESSES are required for each buyer to receive their print-at-home badge.

NEW Buyers should pre-register to receive their badge at the Show. 

  1. Pre-register using the link. 
  2. Print your barcode or bring it in on your smartphone.
  3. Bring your barcode to registration on the 1st Floor to receive your Badge. 
  4. Your badge will be scanned on the Show Floor. 
  5. Enjoy the Show! 



Admission Policy and Credential Requirements—TO THE APPAREL TRADE ONLY. The National Bridal Market Chicago is not open to the general public. In an effort to provide a productive sales environment for exhibitors and buyers alike, we require EACH BUYER to provide the following credentials:

  • Photo Identification

One (1) of the following business identification:

  • Current Retail Business License
  • Store/Commercial Lease
  • Current Tax ID#

One (1) of the following employment identification:

  • Copy of Payroll Check/Stub
  • Personalized, Imprinted Business Card
  • Copy of W-2 Form
  • Company Credit Card With Employee and Store Name
  • Letter of Intent from an attorney or bank on official letterhead with the intent to start a new business OR signed lease (NEW Stores only).


Home-based businesses are required to present ALL of the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Personalized Business ID (business card or canceled payroll check
  • Current Retail Business License or current Resale Tax Certificate
  • Imprinted Business Check
  • Copies of current year invoices showing at least $2,000 in wholesale purchases of merchandise.

Registration requires retail businesses to provide photo ID, business cards and current retail business license for admittance. Each individual buyer must present credentials to qualify for admission.

All other employees are required to have a business card with their name, insurance card or copy of a payroll check. Call 312.527.7758 if you have any questions.

GUEST POLICY: Each registered store will be allowed 2 guestS. 

Having trouble registering for the National Bridal Market Chicago? Call 312.527.7758 for help.

Strollers are not allowed on the show floor, but may be checked at the coat check. Please call MMPI Meeting Planning at 312.527.4141 if you require special assistance during the show.