Bridal Dreams' expo a success
Karrie Williams, Gleaner Writer
The Bridal Dreams Showcase returned to the Montego Bay Conference Centre on Sunday to a successful staging, with a large number of vendors and patrons turning out to support the event.
The event, which was being staged for the third time, saw more than 30 exhibitors participating.
Cake decorators, florists, make-up artists, jewellers, caterers, skin-care dealers, photographers, financial institutions, and wedding planners were among those represented.
"What we try to do is to ensure that we have every single vendor that a bride would need to have a wonderful wedding day. We make certain that all the vendors we have are top-class, so when you come here, you can plan your entire wedding in one day, all in one place," event co-organiser and managing director of Dream World Events, Dionne Waugh, told Western Focus.
Attendants at the various stations were kept busy throughout the day as patrons streamed into the convention centre to experience the different offerings. Of particular interest was a wedding-dress exhibit staged by Something New Bridal and Floral Services.
Wedding planner Walter J. Davis of Sincerely Yours, who partnered with the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) in exhibiting at the event, said wedding expos are a glorious opportunity for upcoming brides and grooms to access a variety of wedding products all under one roof, and that opening a bridal registry was a good decision to make.
"We counsel upcoming brides and grooms on the dos and don'ts; how not to make expensive mistakes, and what happens after the wedding. The JN bridal registry is one of those tools that help you, because relatives and friends can put money into the bridal registry that can help with pre- and post-wedding expenses, and you have access to the money before and after the wedding," he said.