Not Another Bridal Expo Coming To Iowa’s RiverCenter
NABE, pronounced (Nah-bay), stands for Not Another Bridal Expo. Instead of the typical bridal expo we’re all used to, NABE throws a wedding. Now you can ditch the list and plan your wedding with a wedding.
Meet vendors as they do what they love on Saturday, March 26, 2022. From cake to food, photos, music, decor, and more. We encourage guests to ditch the list and experience it. Guests get to see exactly what each vendor offers and connect with them on a personal level. And there is a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation to Mexico. Must pre-register at www.NabeLove.com. Tickets cost $45.00 each and are not sold at the door.
NABE is a perfect event for engaged couples, their parents, and their wedding party. It’s also fantastic for couples in love looking for the perfect date night and event planners looking to find quality local vendors. The main event (NABE) takes place at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Doors open at 3 p.m. and it ends at 8 p.m. Then the after-party takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bettendorf, Iowa, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Guests can arrive and leave the after-party with our party bus or drive independently. Guests also have the opportunity to take advantage of great hotel rates at the Hilton Garden Inn with the mention of NABE.
Although our “wedding” has no bride or groom, guests can experience everything that takes place in a wedding and more. This includes the cocktail hour, grand entrance, cake cutting, plated dinner served at guests’ tables, entertainment, dancing, and so much more. Everything offered at NABE is sponsored by our approved vendors, who can all be found on our website www.NabeLove.com.
This makes it easy for our guests to ditch the cards, flyers, and lists and simply experience it. Guests will see vendors and connect with them directly from our website before, during, or after the event. Each business category has more than one vendor, making our dinner an ultimate taste testing of various caterers in the QC. This also makes our DJ showcase a live DJ battle, our designer tables a hub for decor inspiration, and our dessert table an assortment of cultures and flavors.
There will be tons of giveaways at the event; however, only one lucky couple will win the grand prize of an all-inclusive honeymoon vacation to Mexico. To enter for a chance to win the grand prize, guests must complete cute activities provided by the vendors. Each activity conducted will increase each guests’ chance of winning at the end of the event.
Follow NABE on social media for updates on vendors, giveaways, and other happenings @nabeqc on Facebook, @/nabe_quad_cities on Instagram. Post about your NABE experience with #NabeLove
Sponsors of NABE include: WQUD FM, KWQC TV, Rexroat Sounds RS Companies, Twisted Mics Music Entertainment, The RiverCenter, and Hilton Garden Inn.
Founded in 2019, NABE is a wedding event that connects the right clients with the right vendors in a fun, exciting, and authentic way. Our vision is to assist in making the Quad Cities a wedding destination where people worldwide can visit, be inspired, and maybe fall in love with our little piece of the Mississippi River.