On Sunday, February 4th 2018, the 10th annual Westman Wedding Expo will take place at Brandon’s Keystone Centre. Featuring a trade show style display from 11 am to 4 pm, a live fashion show at 3:00, and a grand prize of $25,000, organizers are expecting a huge turnout to this year’s event.
Celebrating 10 years in 2018, the Westman Wedding Expo is joint collaboration between three local businesses involved in the wedding industry. Bryan Podworrney from Expressions Entertainment is the original partner and has seen the expo grow exponentially in the last decade. “The first year we hosted 37 vendors and had around 130 brides. This year we’ll be close to 100 exhibitors and we anticipate 800+ people through the door.” He laughs as he says “so its safe to say we’ve grown a little bit”.
Featuring a wide range of exhibitors, brides and their guests will have the opportunity to meet wedding professionals face to face as they gather information and make plans for their special day. Everything from wedding day transportation to custom signage will be on display from over 90 exhibitors. Podworrney says “it’s a one stop-shop for everything a couple needs for their wedding. Its also a chance to showcase the talent that is located in Westman. Everything you need for your wedding is available locally.”
Britt Lawson Corbett from Muse Boutique & Bridal Studio is the fashion show producer. “The fashion show is such a fun part of the day, and everyone looks forward to it every year. We showcase the latest in bridal, bridesmaid, and formal ladies wear fashion. This year we’re excited to include some mens wear, as well as intimate apparel from other local retailers. “
When this year’s fashion show comes to a close, the expo grand prize will be given away to one lucky bride. With a value of $25,000, Katrina Sigurdson of Party Professionals is confident the Ultimate Wedding Giveaway will be a major event draw. “It’s a chance to win a wedding beyond your dreams, and work with the some of the most talented wedding industry professionals in the province!” This colossal prize features all of the staples wedding needs: Décor, music, venue, make-up, and more.
Early bird price tickets are now available for $12 from wetsmanweddingexpo.com.