Hundreds of eager brides-to-be, along with a few future grooms and some anxious mothers, strolled the aisles at Saturday's 2013 Bridal Showcase in the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, taking in all the myriad options.
It was the showcase's 30th anniversary and clearly demonstrated how wedding details have multiplied exponentially since the event's 1983 launch. Now, some say, you need to hire a professional planner just to keep track of all the elements.
No wonder. At Saturday's extravaganza, couples could choose among an array of cakes square or round, bedecked with ocean-blue flowers, or awash in silver, edible beads. They could marry under a mountain sky and take an ocean cruise. Guests can munch on Surefire pizza (which brings its own oven to cook on the spot), chow down on Cafe Rio enchiladas, or dine on La Caille chateaubriand.