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January is Bridal Show Month!

January is a very busy month for bridal show producers, including Today’s Bride.  We are the largest Bridal Show producer in Northeast Ohio for over 20 years, bringing newly engaged couples hundreds of wedding professionals all in one place!  It’s one-stop-shopping for all your bridal needs.

This Sunday, January 17th will be our largest show of the season at the IX Center in Cleveland.  Over 200 wedding professionals will be on hand, from florists to teeth whitening, Bridal gowns in Henri’s gown showroom to photobooths that will add additional craziness and fun to your reception.  It’s all here!  Beautiful fashions shows highlighting this seasons most sought-after gowns will be at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 & 3:30pm, brought to you by Henri’s Cloud Nine with fashions from Henri’s, Expressions Bridal, David’s Bridal, Dora’s Bridal & Formal and more!  For the Mother-of, beautiful gowns from Peneventures will also be featured.  Don’t forget to check out the American Commodore Tuxedo dancers showing off the latest in formal attire for the groom too!  They are sure to rock the show!

Doors will be open from 10am to 5pm.  Admission at the door is $10 but you can get a $3 off coupon or buy tickets online for 50% off by pre-registering at www.todaysbride.com.  Parking is $8.

To help you prepare for the show, check out our bridal survival guid by clicking here.  Come to the show excited and prepared!

Putting together a wedding day emergency kit

The Girl Scouts said it best: “Be Prepared.” A good bridesmaid or wedding planner readies herself for an upcoming wedding (and reception), by packing a wedding day emergency kit.

You can buy prepackaged wedding emergency kits or you can create your own. The purpose is to be ready for anything the bride or bridal party might need. You can go one step further and create baskets for the restrooms of the reception that include incidentals that party-goers might need.

In addition to a list of vendors and their contact information (you want to know who to call if there’s no cake!), here’s what to include in your bridal party emergency kit:

  • Band-Aids
  • Black socks (or whatever socks will match the groomsmen’s outfits, since no one wants to find out last minute that there’s one guy in the party with white socks!)
  • Clear Nail polish
  • Hairspray and extra bobby pins or hair elastics
  • Lint brush
  • Mints
  • Nail files (and nail polish in the appropriate shades, when possible)
  • Pain relievers (try to have a variety of options, so that people who can’t take one kind of pain reliever can have other choices)
  • Sewing kit (especially safety pins and scissors for any last-minute dress emergencies)
  • Stain remover (such as Shout Wipes or Tide to Go Sticks)
  • Static cling spray (or dryer sheets!)
  • Tampons or pads
  • Tissues

If you’re also going to stock the restrooms with baskets of essentials, you can include most of the things mentioned for the bridal party emergency kit. You may also want to add a spray-on deodorant, a few AA batteries (in case a guest’s camera dies), individually-wrapped toothpicks, and other odds and ends, depending on your guest list.

Danielle E. Brown is a Boston-based writer and event planner.