The Handmade Bride has gone through all of Ottawa's finest wedding vendors and hand picked the most hip, original and talented businesses. If you received a special invitation email from us you were one of the few who did! Congratulations! If you didn't, that's ok, we are still looking for amazing vendors for this never-before-seen wedding show production....

Best Day Ever: Ottawa's Wedding Showdown

Saturday, the fifteenth day of November, 2014

At the Canadian Museum of Nature

We’re not asking for cash! This event offers an entirely unique way to engage with your target clientele. Let us explain:

The Best Day Ever is a wedding show alternative in the form of two simultaneous weddings – one Modern Alternative and one Traditional Contemporary. Both are competing for top honours. “Wedding Guests” will enjoy an exciting evening at the Canadian Museum of Nature, complete with two distinct wedding ceremonies, a dinner tasting menu and a dance-party reception. “Wedding Guests” are brides-to-be attending with their fiancé(e)s, mothers and members of their bridal party.

Your Role

The Presenting Sponsors will split into two teams:

  1. #teamsparks will be planning something a little alternative, lead by When Sparks Fly Events
  2. #teamtoast will putting on a wedding with a touch of traditional romance, lead by Toast Events

You will contribute your product and/or service, as well as your time and your energy - similar to the work you would put in accommodating a real wedding. We welcome you to bring your most fashion-forward, daring, and creative ideas to the table.

What’s in it for YOU?

This is going to be a BIG event, but don’t worry – you’re in good hands! We want you to make the most of your investment. Here are just a few ways your company will benefit from the event:

  • Don’t just tell them. Show 240 potential customers/clients exactly how awesome you would be for their real wedding.
  • Get tons of exposure to The Handmade Bride’s dedicated fan following of millennial brides through social media activities, blog, e-newsletter and website promotion. (Pssst. Did you know we have an average weekly Facebook reach of 3.1K and 500 e-newsletter subscribers?)
  • Be one of only TWO (INSERT BUSINESS SERVICE HERE) in the spotlight – unlike traditional wedding shows where you pay to be in the mix with dozens of your competitors
  • Exhibition space
  • Coupon, information and/or premium gift distribution

Interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity? Email us to apply to be a Presenting Sponsor of The Best Day Ever.

Need more information? I’m sure you have lots of questions. Call Meaghan to learn more.


Meaghan Brunetti

Lead Event Coordinator and Owner of The Handmade Bride

613.695.8247 (store) / 613.355.2540 (cell)

Thank you for being you!


Meaghan Brunetti and The Best Day Ever team

This event will be presented by The Handmade Bride with the help of Samantha Dumas (Marketing and Publicity),Stayci Keetch (Project Management), Toast Events and When Sparks Fly.

  • Company profile and/or links to your company’s website from The Handmade Bride website
  • Venue signage, mention and/or feature in event program, and shout-outs from the emcee
  • Opportunity to be spokesperson in the media
  • Copies of event photos that you can add to your portfolio
  • Your chance to own bragging rights of winning the Ottawa Wedding Showdown!