January 07, 2010

Annual Bridal Extravaganza set for Jan. 24

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- If you’re planning a wedding or just looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon, be sure to check out the 19th Annual Bridal Extravaganza at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Center Jan. 24.

The event features vendors from all over Southern Illinois and surrounding states offering answers to all of your wedding questions and dilemmas. Participating wedding professionals include videographers, photographers, wedding planners, florists, caterers and disc jockeys -- all those who help make a memorable wedding. You’ll also find specialty booths focusing on flower preservation, fine china, wedding cakes, reception planning and much more.

The vendor exhibits open at noon. The highlight of the day is the fashion show set for 3 p.m. Those attending will see all of the latest styles and trends in wedding attire, including bridal gowns, tuxedos and mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid apparel.

Admission to the 2010 Bridal Extravaganza is $3 per person with no pre-registration or advance ticket purchase required. For more information, call Student Center Special Programs and Center Events (SPACE) at 618/453-1142 or look online at www.siucstudentcenter.org.

If you’re a vendor who would like to register or get more information about being part of the show, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751.