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A Bridal Expo at the Big Sandy Super Store

The Parthenon

Published: Friday, January 25, 2013

Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013 14:01

KEE-FM will have its semi-annual Bridal Expo at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

This bridal event will showcase the latest in wedding ideas, designs and formal wear. Rose Tree Boutique and Lara’s Bridals and Formals will be presenting a fashion show from 3 to 4 p.m.

Kathryn Greer, senior Regents Bachelor of Arts major, said she is excited to see what different vendors have to offer and see the latest fashion in bridal, groom wear and bridesmaid gowns.

“We want to prepare for shopping for fashion forward outfits for the wedding,” Greer said. “I would like our wedding to be one-of-a-kind and reflect our tastes. I hope the event can inspire me to come up with some creative and unique ideas for mine and my fiancé’s wedding to provide a memorable experience for us and our guests.”

Tracey Baumgard, Clear Channel event coordinator, said the event always has great attendance and last year’s event had more than 1,000 people.

The Bridal Expo happens twice a year: in January at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and in the summer at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. This gives brides-to-be a chance to experience different vendors and wedding options for their special day.

Greer said she attended another bridal fair earlier this month, but was completely overwhelmed since she had not booked anything prior to the event.

 “Now that I’ve booked a venue, caterer, baker and florist, I’m hoping this one is more relaxing and I can enjoy it,” Greer said, “Or at least find a few of the things I still need; not to mention enter to win some of the prizes.”

Door prizes will be given away throughout the event. Prizes include a three-night cruise for two on the Carnival Fun Ship or Norwegian Cruise Lines that will port out of Florida or California and thousands of dollars in prizes. Guests must register at the main bridal registration and be 18 years old to be eligible to win.

There will also be a “Groom Room,” sponsored by Big Sandy Superstores and Texas Roadhouse in Ashland, Ky. Grooms will be able to watch football and enjoy food from Texas Roadhouse.

Doors open at noon and admission is $5.

Ashley Herrald can be contacted at herrald4@marshall.edu.
 

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