We were in Austin from Friday to Tuesday and it just so happens that there was a bridal show that day in the very same convention center where the geeky SXSW Interactive conference was taking place. So I skipped out on 2 sessions and partook.
Then I thought, I really need one of these for MY area (Austin sounds like Boston to a lot of people until you repeat it with an exaggerated B). Upon searching, all the bridal shows (or 99% of them) for the Boston (even the MA/NH/RI area) take place in January and February. It's a bridal bummer. But I found a few shows that list their vendors, which, frankly, is what I really need. So maybe I'm not as out of luck as I thought I was.