Spring is just around the corner and walking in lockstep with it is peak wedding season. As January comes to a close, soon-to-be brides and grooms around the country will begin planning out their big day.
Apache Casino Hotel is hoping to make wedding season a little easier on Comanche County residents by hosting “Bridal Fantasy Affair” a one-day all-encompassing wedding extravaganza designed to help ease the stress behind wedding planning.
The event will feature dozens of vendors from every corner of the wedding planning industry: florists, photographers, bridal shops, DJs and more.
Sandi Harrison, Sales Manager at Apache Casino Hotel, has been in the wedding business for over 30 years. Harrison is spearheading the event and hopes to make it a one-stop shop. But more than that, she hopes to make it fun.
“We are the happy place and we wanted to make this not only fun for the vendors but the brides and their families as well,” Harrison said, “That’s why we planned it with games and competitions.”
One of the event’s big events will take place on the main stage and will involve 12 brides-to-be competing in a wedding cookie contest for a chance to win a stay in the honeymoon suite.
“The games are all limited availability so people are going to want to get there early to have a shot at participating,” Harrison said.
In addition to the games the first 100 future brides receive a special gift bag filled with goodies that were donated by the event’s vendors.
Harrison said that the event will serve as a great opportunity to meet local wedding professionals from the area.
“You could plan your whole wedding at the show,” Harrison said. “Check out our website the week of the show, possibly even the morning of the show, to see updated schedule of events that are taking place. There will literally be something happening every 10 minutes.”
One particular spotlight will be the “five minute spotlights,” that will be taking place during the event, according to Harrison. Each spotlight will involve a vendor providing free advice about a different aspect of wedding planning.
“For example, Edwards Men’s Wear will do a spotlight about avoiding tuxedo tragedies,” Harrison said.
Educational and, Harrison hopes, entertaining.
“So not only will you get free planning advice but have fun doing it,” Harrison said.
“Bridal Fantasy Affair” is a free event presented by Apache Casino Hotel. For more information visit bridalfantasyaffair.com.