Planning one's own wedding can be incredibly overwhelming, like writing, directing, and starring in the same movie or trying to eat a pound of flour. Share the credits with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two tickets to the Bridal Extravaganza, presented by Austin's Wedding Guide, Sunday, June 12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center (up to a $28 value). Children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult.
The Bridal Extravaganza is the largest bridal show in central Texas, boasting hundreds of wedding professionals and vendors that can help brides-to-be, friends, and families plan their big day. Soon-to-be aisle-striders can take note of classic straight-line or impressive parabola-inspired walking techniques at one of two fashion shows, which exhibit a modern selection of dresses for brides and bridal parties. Visit with representatives from different wedding venues, and sample the culinary creations of caterers and cake sculptors. Brides can take advantage of $500 worth of Bridal Bucks, which can be cashed in at the event for deals and special pricing with participating vendors. Registering automatically enters you in grand prize drawings, which include two $1,000 cash prizes, free photography sessions, and more.
It's recommended that brides bring someone as a sounding board for potential nuptial ideas, pen and paper to take note of favorite vendors, and a camera to document eye-catching dresses, décor, and more. Although most vendors are comfortable having their wares photographed, all brides should ask before snapping shots or drawing.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 200 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders can win $1,000 cash and more. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.