Weekend fair aims to attract future brides, grooms
robin kuniski/for metro calgary
If you want doves released at your wedding this year, there’s no better place to find out who can do it than at this Sunday’s Wedding Fair at the Roundup Centre.
Kathie James has been producing bridal shows in the city for 30 years and she’s seen the Wedding Fair grow from 12 booths to the more than 200 in the show today — and she thinks the variety attracts the more than 2,600 brides-to-be and the nearly 8,000 others to the event.
“The best thing about the show is that girls can get the opportunity to see that many people, all under one roof, all in one day,” said James.
“You’re not running all over town and making all these appointments — you can really leave at the end of the day with ideas of exactly where you want to go with everything.”
James said future happy couples can find everything — yes, everything — at this year’s fair. She boasts a selection of fashion, photographers, facility rentals, décor, florists, cakes and even a representative promoting photo booths for the wedding reception.
And ladies, if you’re dragging the unwilling guy down to the Roundup Centre, you can always entice him with the Groom’s Room — a recliner-filled respite complete with a popcorn machine and a big screen — so they can catch the scores of this weekend’s NFL playoff games.
Tickets for the Wedding Fair can be purchased for $15 at all Bay gift registries and Home Outfitters. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.