There will be plenty to look at during the Weddings on the Border Bridal Show on March 21 at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds.
“This year, we’ve added a lingerie fashion show from Bra Necessities. It’s 50 Shades of Grey-inspired so it’s called 50 Shades of Fashion,” said Jennifer Jacula, co-organizer of Weddings on the Border.
Before tying the knot, couples have to tie together every last detail of their wedding, which is why Weddings on the Border will have 94 exhibitor spaces spread across the Dick Jones Pavilion and Alberta Building at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds.
“We have a lot of brides that come down to the show looking for a specific kind of vendor,” said Jacula. “They’ll come looking for a photographer, looking for a DJ, looking for an invitation maker or a caterer. They’re able to book those on-site and really meet and connect with people that will make their wedding day even more spectacular than it would have been before.”
Last year, the bridal show drew about 750 people. Weddings on the Border is shooting for a higher number this time. The show generally attracts people from various cities between Saskatoon and Edmonton, as Jacula says that Weddings on the Border prides itself on being the region’s premier bridal show in its best market.
“Lloydminster’s a very dynamic market with a lot different cultural influences, making it kind of a perfect location to showcase what our unique vendors have to show,” she said.
Exhibitors will have thousands of dollars worth of prizes available, including nine-holes of golf for up to 12 people at Rolling Greens Fairways that only grooms can enter. Other prizes include $2,000 in cash from Weddings on the Border, and gift cards or packages of $500 or more from other vendors.
Pre-registration for the event ends March 19, but tickets are available at the door for $10. Children ages 10 and under enter for free.