Originally created as a mobile depository for tear-soaked tissues, the bride's dress train is now used mostly to transport lazy flower girls and bind unruly bridesmaids. Find the latest innovations in wedding attire with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to Bridalrama at the Duke Energy Convention Center on Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bridalrama saves weary couples from the stressful details of upcoming nuptials by amassing more than 100 wedding vendors under one expansive roof. Avoid epic registry-building quests by paying a visit to the on-hand companies such as Macy's, Chef World Inc., and Bed, Bath & Beyond. More than 20 photographers line the halls of the convention center ready to capture each bride's big day and her father's suspiciously frosting-covered face. Brides can also plan their escape from the onslaught of well wishers with one of the five different travel companies touting their services and future bridegrooms can get tux advice at a bevy of attire kiosks. Catering companies and chefs peddle their tasty delicacies in a bid to feed a church full of guests and multiple wedding DJs advertise their soundtracks by playing variously mixed versions of "The Chicken Dance."
Twice each year for more than a decade, Bridalrama has brought brides and grooms together with more than 100 of Cincinnati's best wedding-planning professionals for a one-stop networking event. Couples peruse a showroom at the Duke Energy Convention Center full of booths, each dedicated to a different facet of creating a dream wedding. They might hobnob with gown designers, sample cake selections offered by local bakeries, and test the skills of salons by purposefully getting gum stuck in their hair. Amid all the matrimonial hubbub, two fashion shows take place at each event to showcase the latest in gown design.
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