September 24, 2010
Milton—Local brides-to-be, their mothers—and even some fiancés—filled the Atlanta National Golf Club's events space as the Bridal Showcase was presented by the Wedding Alliance of North Georgia.
Lauren Witthohn of Milton came to the Bridal Showcase with her mother. She said they were tying up some loose ends for her wedding next summer.
Decatur's Antoinetee Franklin plans her wedding next summer as well, and thought it was a very good event to help plan.
"It's been a lot of fun," said Meghan Urquhart of Vidalia, who is moving to Milton.
The dozens of local vendors were happy to see the brides-to-be as well, and many reported the event was a success.
"The Bridal Showcase is a great way to reach brides with your product, especially when marketing is so expensive. I got to speak to 20 possible customers," said Clark Savage of Clayton CameraCraft of Alpharetta.
Hilton Garden Inn's Juanita Johnson said the best part of the Bridal Showcase was making contact with so many local brides who were in early stages of planning. That gave exhibitors an opportunity to sell them on using local vendors.
Attendees could secure hotel accommodations, find wedding event facilities, receive expert floral and decor advice, taste cakes and catering specialties, see unique bridal gift selections, interview multiple vendors and discover options for their ceremonies.
The event was free for participants.