City, Journal to host 2012 Bridal Showcase
Sunday, 29 April 2012 by Justin Cox
Whether clutching a stunning new diamond ring or just hopeful that he'll ask any day — it's never too early to start planning for your wedding.
Wedding vendors from throughout the Central Texas area will be on hand to help.
Just starting such a daunting task can seem overwhelming for anyone, no matter if you're planning a big wedding with a private venue or just a small gathering of friends and family.
For brides of every season and budget, this Sunday between 1 and 5 in Belton at the Harris Community Center should be a certain stop.
The City of Belton Parks & Recreation Department will be teaming up with the Belton Journal to host the Belton Bridal Showcase.
Local, professional vendors from Belton, Harker Heights, Temple and Killeen will be on hand for every wedding service you can dream up; from professional party planners to photographers, D.J.'s, cake decorators and florists, they will be there to answer questions and provide a warm, smiling face to replace a list of names, numbers and website recommendations.
Copies of the Belton Journal's fresh Bridal Guide will be free and available for those who stop by as well.
Belton Events and Recreation Director Sandy Slade is managing the festivities on site for the day of the event, and she's excited that the city is hosting it.
"We invite all the brides-to-be to come out and book their photographer, caterer, or other professional from the 40 area vendors from the area who will be on hand to showcase their business," she said. "We'll have a little goodie bag for all the brides, register all the brides. It's not much different than any other bridal show, but you do get that one-on-one connection between bride and vendor. That is our driving force."
Door prizes for various wedding-related services will be awarded to registered visitors throughout the afternoon, and there is no cost to attend the event.
Meet face to face with these wedding professionals, view samples of their work, ask about price, all one on one and in person to get the answers to every question you have, and plenty that you didn't realize you needed to ask.
You can avoid much of the lengthy and arduous task of e-mailing various vendors and trying to get a feel of what they offer and instead see samples for yourself.
This is the first such venture that the Belton Journal has undertaken as a program sponsor.
For couples and families in Central Texas, the place to be for all your wedding day-related needs is the Harris Community Center in Belton.