Terry Hills debuts Bridal Show with local vendors
Submitted by Billie Owens on January 13, 2011 - 5:01pm
If you or someone you know is planning a wedding or even thinking about it, Terry Hills is showcasing all things bridal at a premiere extravaganza this Sunday.
Six months in the making, organizers have pulled together all local vendors to offer would-be brides, grooms, and their families, the opportunity to check out a wide array of products and services in one location.
From gorgeous gowns, modeled live, to sparkling jewelry, from scrumptious cakes made right here in Batavia to professionals who can make you look and feel your best -- they will be there.
There's no admission fee. It starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the banquet room. There will be lots of door prizes, too. Terry Hills is located at 5122 Clinton St. Road in Batavia.
Sample catering selections, get personal consultations from experts, see the many choices available for creating a wedding that is memorable and beautiful, regardless of its size or your budget.
There will be 28 vendors, mostly from Genesee County, but also from Orleans and Wyoming counties.
"You're not just going to be a number," said Terry Hills Marketing Director Lisa Fickel, who co-created the event along with Tonisha Price, who owns East Bethany-based Sweet Ecstasy Bakery.
Both women are particularly proud to offer this new event in Batavia, which they hope will grow annually.
"I'm so proud of the fact that it is all local businesses participating and I'm thrilled for Terry Hills," Fickel said.
The idea for a centralized bridal marketing show came about when Price contacted Fickel about having one at Terry Hills, a restaurant/banquet/golfing venue which has seen an increase in wedding bookings.
Last year, 33 wedding events were held there, Fickel said, noting that the banquet room can accommodate up to 200 people.
Preparing for Sunday took Fickel back to her days at AAA, doing trade shows built around a central theme, say like a trip to Mexico. And for the wedding show, she already had a stack of contacts, thanks in part to those who booked wedding parties at Terry Hills and asked about a needed service.
Do you know who can make a chocolate ganache wedding cake? Who would you go to for unique flower arrangements? We haven't chosen rings yet, any recommendations?
On Sunday, there's sure to be some matches made in heaven.
Find out more online at www.BataviaBridalShow.com
(As Price points out in a comment to this story, you can register online and thereby avoid waiting in line at the door.)