January 14, 2009

Bridal Extravaganza set for Jan. 25

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- If the ringing of wedding bells is in your future or you’re just looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon, the 18th Annual Bridal Extravaganza is the place to be Jan. 25 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The Student Center Ballrooms will showcase vendors from the region and well beyond. Displays will feature wedding attire, catering, planning, photography, décor, entertainment, floral arrangements and other services and products from noon until 4 p.m. Those attending will find nuptial specialists highlighting videography, wedding and reception music, flower preservation, fine china and virtually anything and everything wedding-related at this event.

Topping it all off is the 3 p.m. fashion show. You’ll see the newest styles and traditional clothing for every member of the wedding party. Videos from The Southern Illinoisan will air from 1 to 3 p.m.

Admission to the Bridal Extravaganza is $3 per person. No pre-registration or advance ticket purchase is required. For more information, call Student Center Special Programs and Center Events (SPACE) at 618/453-1142 or look online at www.siucstudentcenter.org.

Vendors who wish to register or acquire more information about the show may contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751.