Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brides making plans.

Courtesy Bob Pepalis / Appen Newspapers

September 20, 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.


Councilwoman Karen Thurman said...
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Anonymous said...

Tim, how would you recommend that we handle our situation? We are trying to keep our wedding party for our beloved daughter down to 350 and have sent out "save the date" notices, but have not invited many of our friends and neighbors? We havent even invited co workers or all of the city council members that I serve with.

Now our family is faced with making enemies out of some of our friens and neighbors, but my husband and I dont care, but I have not asked my father yet what to do.

Help me please with your advice.

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Anonymous said...

Is this refering to Karen Thurman? If so I live in her neighborhood and socialize with her and Mark occasionally. We are very upset, as others in the neighborhood and club, that we did not get invited to her daughter's wedding.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. So many small minded people around this area.