Planning a wedding is like putting together a puzzle-you've got to choose a venue, photographer, menu, wedding cake, invitations and so much more. If you're still figuring out how all the pieces will come together for your upcoming nuptials, don't miss the Columbus Weddings Show this weekend at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The event will be held in Battelle Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, and will bring together more than 160 exhibitors. The opportunity to scope out dozens of potential vendors isn't the only reason to attend, though. The show also plays host to unique events, including:
-The Charles Penzone Fashion Show
Bliss Weddings and Event Design has teamed up with local boutiques to produce the fashion show, which will take place at noon and 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. This year, the runway will be diamond-shaped, which means you'll be able to see the gowns from every angle.
Bridal looks from the 2015 Columbus Weddings Show
-Flour & Flower Interactive Sessions
Participate in interactive sessions with wedding cake expert Jan Kish of la petite fleur, as well as the florists at Bloomtastic Flowers and Events, who will show you how to save money and make the most of your wedding flowers.
- The Charles Penzone Pop-Up Mani Shop
Want to test-drive your wedding day nails? You can book a GelColor manicure with The Charles Penzone Salons for a special show price of only $25. Call 614-418-5350 to schedule an appointment for Saturday or Sunday.
-Dream Wedding Giveaway
This package, presented by Columbus Hospitality Management, includes a bridal bootcamp, an engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Click hereto enter for a chance to win (terms and conditions apply).
-Special Appearances by Randy Fenoli of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress
Fenoli is the former fashion director at New York's Kleinfeld Bridal Salon and one of the industry's most trusted sources, especially when it comes to wedding gowns. He'll be giving a presentation at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, aimed at helping brides feel empowered and beautiful when choosing what they'll wear on their wedding day. Read our Q&A with Fenoli.
Find more information, including stage schedule and ticket information, here.