|Jordan and me acting a fool. Well, mostly me.
The Long Island Bridal Extravaganza was hosted by LIWeddings.com at the Huntington Hilton Hotel on April 8th. This event was absolutely amazing. There were all types of vendors from wedding planners to jewelers to limousine services. Since the space was so large, vendors had their own tables so guests could visit, pick up information, and inquire at every relevant company. I already have most of my vendors squared away but I wanted to see if there were any that I missed.
While many of the vendors were doing giveaways, one of the most notable ones was sponsored by Vavoom Events. These lovely ladies are giving away Wedding Day Coordination Service to one lucky Facebook fan. As I mentioned previously, wedding planning is no joke! Having the help of a professional would be such a blessing so of course I’m entering. If you’re in the New York area, you should, too!
Two dessert vendors caught my eye (and tastebuds). The first is Afresh Approach, a company that specializes in homemade truffles. The owners were responsive to my questions and even let Jordan, my grandmother, MOH and I get a taste. They do delicious work!
|Tell me Afresh Approach’s favors aren’t the cutest!
The second company is Baskets and Buffets and what I found most eye-catching was the candy buffet they had featured. I entered their giveaway but I will seek more information even if I don’t win. A candy buffet sounds like such a novel idea, I’m excited to learn more.
|Cupcakes and candy. Where do I sign up?!
|After visiting the tables, and Gown Lounge sponsored by Bridal Reflections, I headed to the Savoy Room for a live band and DJ showcase. Uppercut, the live band, did an awesome job! They did a mix of old school and pop songs and were really engaging. Parties Alive, the DJ company, was entertaining, funny, and engaging. I felt like I was in the club and could only imagine how a reception would be.
The best part of the night, though? I won an iPad Mini! Because I preregistered for the event, I was entered into a drawing for it. When Ron called my name, I leapt up with my hands in the air. I had no idea what I had won but I was just excited to get something. Once he announced what I had won, I burst into tears. The crowd erupted into “Awws” as I buried my face in Jordan’s shirt. What can I say? I’m an emotional creature!
The wedding industry is big business so it behooves anyone trying to gain clientele to be as outgoing and welcoming as possible. A few weeks ago, I began musing about becoming a bridezilla because of my less than pleasant experience at another bridal event. It was refreshing how friendly everyone at the Bridal Extravaganza was. I was treated like a bride, not an outsider. Thanks to this experience, I’m once again relishing my role as a laid back bride and excited about planning.