WeddingCon: A Virtual Bridal Show

WJBC knows how difficult it is to plan a wedding right now, which is why we want to pair you up with the best local vendors to work with you through whatever changes may come while you’re planning. Whether you are newly-engaged or have already postponed your wedding.. let us help you find the perfect match with these vendors. (Because you already found your perfect match partner!)

Below you will find a listing of the best local vendors (listed alphabetically) – keep checking back as we add more local vendors.

While you’re checking out vendors, make sure you enter to win amazing prizes from our vendors including a 7-night all-inclusive honeymoon to Iberostar Cancun from Direct Travel!

Are you a wedding vendor who wants to see your business listed here? Contact Dana Bell, Promotions Director and Event Coordinator, at or 309-807-2821 for details.


Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano


When you’re in Italy, every meal is an event for family and friends. This tradition of honoring food and celebrating those it brings together is what we do best. Whether it’s your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, let Biaggi’s help to make it an event to remember.

Click Here to enter to win a $50 gift card to Biaggi’s.

Direct Travel


Are wedding bells in your future? Is this a special anniversary year for you?

If you have ever spoken with a bride or groom who have experienced a destination wedding you’ll know why they are so popular. Direct Travel has the most amazing honeymoon offers that create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, enjoyment, world class services and premium amenities.

Let the honeymoon and destination wedding experts at Direct Travel help you create lasting memories with added offers for honeymooners and the wedding party. Make this your year of travel.

Click Here to enter to win a 7-night all-inclusive Honeymoon to Cancun.

DoubleTree by Hilton – Bloomington


The Knot

Planning your Dream Wedding? Start here with DoubleTree, where the little things mean everything!

DoubleTree by Hilton-Bloomington is a full service hotel offering amazing wedding packages for your reception in our newly renovated Ballroom, ceremony and rehearsal dinner space, and special rates on overnight rooms for you and your guests! Our Ballroom can accommodate a guest list of up to 550 people and will set the stage for the wedding of your dreams. Have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony? Our outdoor Courtyard can seat up to 200 guests for your wedding ceremony. Visit our Knot Wedding Page to view inspirational photos and read first hand experiences with us.

Click Here to enter to win a one night stay in an Executive Suite at DoubleTree by Hilton.

Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center


We offer affordable, full service planning and catering to make your big day stress free. From Saying Yes to saying I do, let Eastland Suites spoil you!

Click Here to enter to win a one night stay in a Studio King Suite at Eastland Suites.

Main Street Travel


Main Street is a full service travel agency. We offer many different honeymoon options such at Sandals, Walt Disney World, cruises, all inclusive resorts and more. We do all the planning for you and all services are complimentary to you.

SweetPea & Sunshine Studios, LLC


Sweet Pea and Sunshine Studios offers Bridal Wear, Ladies Formal Wear and professional alterations. They are located at 206 South 1st Avenue in Morton and open Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6, Saturdays 10 to 4 or visit their website to learn more.

Click Here to win a prize from SweetPea & Sunshine Studios, LLC.


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