Bridal Show offers one-stop shop for all wedding needs

Bettie C. gathered numerous flyers, handouts, and information packets at the 9th Annual Bridal Show on Sunday. The Lancaster resident said the information will help her plan a small, intimate wedding for Sept. 14. (Photos by NICOLE STAMSEK)

LANCASTER – With her wedding quickly approaching in mid-September, Lancaster resident Bettie C. joined hundreds of residents at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Sunday for the 9th Annual Bridal Show.

Bettie and her fiancé, William, met through mutual friends over two years ago. She said she was ecstatic when he proposed to her roughly six months ago.

“I never believed in love at first sight, until I met William,” Bettie said. “They really don’t make men like him anymore, and I found the perfect catch.”

After the initial excitement died down, Bettie was stuck with the ultimate project ahead of her. How to plan the wedding of her dreams…while sticking with a budget. Luckily, the Bridal Show on Sunday offered a one-stop shop for all wedding needs.

“I had no idea we had so many local vendors able to assist in my wedding,” explained Bettie. “Coming here has definitely made my life easier!”

Dozens of vendors were lined in rows inside the Poppy Pavilion. They offered a variety of products and services, including cakes, venues, music, limousines, catering, florists, event planning, health, beauty, formal wear, invitations, jewelry, photography, and more.

There was even a booth highlighting the “Wedding on the BLVD” contest, where couples were competing to win an all-expense paid summer wedding in downtown Lancaster.

Bettie is planning a small, intimate wedding for Sept. 14.

The bride-to-be gathered numerous flyers, handouts, and information packets from the vendors to further her wedding plans.

“Now I have a general direction I’m going to go in,” Bettie said. “I have an idea of who I’m going to go to and how I want the wedding to take place.”

Not all attendees at the Bridal Show were planning a wedding. Some were looking around for friends and others were there just for the fun of it.

“There is so much to look at here,” said Palmdale resident, Kristina H. “I come every year, and it is fun to see everything change and more booths being added.”

A fashion show took place at around 3:15 p.m., followed by a tuxedo and wedding gown giveaway.

Several contests were held, with the winners being notified via phone or e-mail after the show.

“I am so thankful that I found out about the AV Bridal Show,” said Bettie. “Now I can stop stressing so much about everything that needs to be done, and enjoy some time with the love of my life.”

  2 comments for “Bridal Show offers one-stop shop for all wedding needs

  1. wow
    January 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Love the top picture oasis that place is a major fire hazard and the owner just pays off the inspectors to overlook everything, But the people they attract do not care. Right in the heart of palmdale

  2. dumbandblind
    January 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    With the economy tanking who wants to get married much less raise kids to be slaves to pay off the deficit.

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