Daily Globe's annual Bridal Fair and Prom Extravaganza is Saturday
WORTHINGTON -- In the middle of winter, it's easy to think the warmer weather will never get here.
Summer brides and spring prom attendees, though, are already planning and dreaming about their big day.
To help them turn their vision into reality, the Daily Globe is hosting the annual Bridal Fair and Prom Extravaganza on Saturday at the American Reformed Church, Worthington.
The event will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m., and the Bridal and Prom Style Show will start at 2:30 p.m.
"This is an event we look forward to every year," said Dona Ellerbroek, Daily Globe advertising manager. We love seeing all the new gowns and styles."
Blue Box Bridal, Fairmont, will once again provide the dresses used in the fashion show, which this year combines both bridal and prom fashions.
"They will have lots of amazing dresses," Ellerbroek said.
Local models will show off bridal, mother of the bride, bridesmaid and prom dresses in the latest trends and styles.
The tuxes for the style show will be provided by The Stag Clothiers.
"We get all of our tuxes through Tip Top Tuxedos out of Sioux City, Iowa," said Robyn Moser, sales associate at The Stag.
Terri Taylor, a Mary Kay consultant from Adrian, will also have a table offering makeup advice and products to create the right look.
"All of our vendors have the same goal: making your wedding or event amazing," said Ellerbroek, adding that many of the vendors will offer door prizes.
While the day will certainly be wedding- and prom- themed, everyone will be able to find great gift, décor and catering ideas at the event.
The Stag will feature a variety of traditional and casual looks, according to Moser.
"Gray seems to be a very popular color right now, and we've gotten a lot of requests for gray tuxedos," Moser said.
A variety of vests will also be shown -- including multiple shades of gray and bright colors like yellow, turquoise, fuchsia, purple and watermelon to coordinate with prom or bridesmaid dresses.
Moser also said there will be special discounts at the bridal fair and encouraged everyone to stop by to speak with a Tip Top Tuxedo representative.
Like most people, Moser said the best part of the Bridal Fair is being able to be part of making a couple's vision for their wedding or event becomes a reality.
"It's fun to show all the kids and the brides and grooms all the colors that are available and help them match things up to create the vision they have of their weddings," she said.
Many of the vendors who will be at the event have participated for multiple years, including: All About Travel, 5 Star Catering, Tri-State Rental Center, Schwalbach Ace Hardware, Simply Said, Wendt Photography, Stacey's Country Boutique, Hi-Lo Restaurant and Catering and Royal Limousine Inc..
New vendors include BenLee's Bros Café, Deb's Healing Massage and Day Spa, Décor by Char, and Hands Full of Flowers.
In addition to food sampling, vendors will offer ideas for gifts, hair, jewelry, travel destinations, photographers, entertainment and tux and limo rental.
"This isn't just a bridal show," Daily Globe Publisher Joni Harms said. "If anyone needs shopping or catering ideas, they should come to the event. This is something for everyone."
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Stag Clothiers or the Daily Globe. A coupon for $1 off the admission price can be found on the Daily Globe website, www.dglobe.com.
Attendance is usually high and Ellerbroek said organizers hope for an equally good turnout this year.
"This is a great event for people of all the area communities," Ellerbroek said. "The weather is supposed to be great, so get a group together and come out to have a fabulous afternoon."