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15 Things To Do The Week Before Your Wedding

So, it's the week before your wedding. Your dress is ready, logistics are finalized, all that's left to do is say "I do!"...right? Wrong! All the last minute tasks you need to complete can add up and seem like a daunting list. However, we're here to help you get organized and ensure you don't miss [...]

8 Tips To Planning The Bachelorette Party of Her Dreams

So she’s got the ring…now it’s time for the last fling! Planning a Bachelorette party can be stressful, but think about it this way…the bride enlisted YOU as her most-trusted pal to plan the night of her dreams. We’re here to help you make the process as enjoyable as possible. We’re giving you our 8 […]

QAB’s Wedding Expo is Back!

QAB's Wedding Expo is back for the 5th year in a row! We are so excited to bring area vendors and local couples together again. Each year we try to make our show better. Here's what you can expect this year! {{ vc_btn: title=Register+to+attend%21&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.eventbrite.com%252Fe%252Fwedding-expo-2019-presented-by-quincy-area-bridal-magazine-registration-53019600051%7C%7C%7C }} SPONSORED BY QUALITY INN AND SUITES! We only have 75 [...]

Should you BOOK your vendors AT our show?

Coming prepared to book on January 12th might be the best decision you've made since saying, "YES!" This is the only time you will see deals like this. Think of it like the "Black Friday Shopping" of weddings... only you don't have to wake up at 2am and climb a mountain of crazy shoppers to [...]

V.I.B. Lounge, Sponsored by Quality Inn and Suites

Entrance to our Wedding Expos is always free, but three years ago, we added a V.I.B. Lounge. This upgraded LIMITED ticket can be purchased when you register. It has been such a success that we have SOLD OUT each time. This is an exclusive, ticketed area of the expo that is well worth the price! [...]

QAB Cash is back!

QAB cash is the best thing to happen to our expo since the V.I.B. Lounge. (More info on that here!) Here’s HOW it works: First: We give you fake money (but it’s pretty) Then: You find vendors accepting it at our show (they will have signs) And Then: You give them our money INSTEAD of [...]

Our show is the BIGGEST in the area!

We are proud to host the BIGGEST SHOW IN THE TRI STATE AREA. And we have a few parameters we use to verify this statement. Let us count the ways... people Last year, over 1,000 people walked through the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy, IL to meet area vendors and to plan their weddings. vendors [...]

Bridal Garage Sale

BRIDAL GARAGE SALE Ever heard of a bridal garage sale? Well ours is back for the 5th year in a row! If you are interested in selling your gently used items, contact us here. There is NO FEE to hold a booth. We simply ask for 10% of your sales at the end of the [...]

Bridal Garage Sale: ADVICE FOR BUYERS

You might have heard that we are having a Bridal Garage Sale. Well… we are… and we are super excited! Here are a few tips from our team to help you make the most of your time at our expo on January 12th! If you haven’t registered to attend… be sure to do so here! […]

Bridal Garage Sale: ADVICE FOR SELLERS

Are you planning to sell wedding items on January 12th? Make sure you register to attend by filling out this form! You can also try our email, sales@qabmagazine.com OR call, Don’t over-price! We have seen great items get hauled into our space and then hauled back out. When pricing your items, think about the following: How […]

Local Love • Prudence & Shobi

A final semester of college led to their love. Walking around on the same campus for years without even having a casual conversation, Prudence and Shobi began hanging out at the end of their senior year. They bonded immediately over many shared interests and shared friends. The two wed at the Star Theatre in Hannibal […]

Local Love • Deanna & Dan

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Local Love • Stevie & Adam

Stevi and Adam first met at Stevi’s high school graduation party. The two had their first date that summer — and the rest is, well, history. Dating long distance as Stevi pursued her degree, the two would drive four hours each weekend for five years!  A college graduation resulted in a whimsical trip to Chicago […]

20 Questions  • Regan Smith

Regan Smith, a Quincy native, lets us in on life after her big day. Featured in our Local Love section in Issue 11, get more of her story here!