About Us


Education. Inspiration. Community. Experience BSPi excellence.

Since 1996, Bridal Show Producers International (BPSI) has been dedicated to helping its members produce professional bridal shows around the world. BSPI members, which include both bridal show producers and wedding-related service providers, adhere to the highest standards in bridal show production, value community responsibility and awareness, foster open communications, develop supplemental resources, and honor integrity and inspiration, in a cooperative environment of support and camaraderie. Members of our non-profit trade organization are from around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Europe and as
far away as New Zealand.


“BSPI has been invaluable to me and my business. The knowledge that I have been exposed to has truly transformed my company. The people and relationships that I have fostered have become a second family. Because of BSPI, I have grown and evolved as person and business owner and truly love where I am today! Making things happen with BSPI is what it's all about!"

Laura DiGirolamo



In 1996, Richard Markel of Sacramento, California founded Bridal Show Producers International as a trade association for the bridal shows industry.


By 1997, BSPi established annual conferences to further professional and ethical practices.


Advancing with round table discussions and expert panels, BSPi now features guest speakers and presentations along with team building exercises and Q&A forums.

Director’s Cup established

In 2000, the BSPi Director’s Cup was established to recognize the industry’s single most outstanding bridal show producer who demonstrates professionalism, character, integrity and performance.

Star Awards established

Star Awards started in 2000  were revised in 2008 by show producers, The Wedding Guys, who instituted a variety of categories to recognize outstanding creativity and achievement in advertising and marketing to the industry.