As we reflect on our past show we want to first off thank all of our vendors, staff and guests who made our first appearance at Twin River in January a hit! Despite the oh so nerve wracking snowstorm the day before, our team and vendors pulled together a great show. The Original Wedding Expo exhibits at the Twin River Casino Events Center every November and April, but with holiday engagements becoming more and more popular, we thought it was perfect timing to add another show. If you got snowed in the other weekend and couldn’t attend here’s a recap from our January 8th show:
Luke Renchan Entertainment had his “magical mirror” all set up bright and early. This mirror is something you must have at your wedding! If you want to stray away from the traditional photo booth this selfie taking mirror is your next best bet. You can adjust the color settings to match your wedding color palette and pictures just take seconds to print so your guests can take a fun momento home with them to remember your wedding day. Check out Luke Renchan’s website to learn more http://lukesent.com/
We believe all of our vendors bring their absolute best presentations to our expos but here are some that truly knocked our socks off. The Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel has been a regular exhibitor with us and we love seeing how they change up their booth motif every expo. This past November they opted for more of a woodlands theme reception setup whereas this show they used peacock feathers as inspiration. Peacocks you say? Sounds a little strange but they had guests “oohing and ahhing” over their decor. They had us stunned!
Katelyn Webb Beauty is another one of our vendors who always catches the ladies eyes. Katelyn and her team bring full on glitz and glam to every expo with their booth decor and incredible makeup skills. They provide wedding day makeup services, hair, lashes and more! Guests can even get their makeup done as a trial run while at the expo. Check out their beautiful work at http://www.katelynwbeauty.com/
For the crazy weather we had that weekend, each aisle was filled with eager wedding planning couples. Every booth seemed packed but our booth hit of the day goes to Scrumptions, Inc. Intricately designed cakes lined their booth tables and guests were raving about how delicious their cake was. Who doesn’t love free cake?
Thank you again to everyone who made our first January Twin River expo a great one! If you weren’t able to attend we will be back at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster, Ma on January 29th and back at Twin River on April 9th. Tickets are available at OriginalWeddingExpo.com now for both shows. Come plan your wedding with us, The Original Wedding Expo!
After a successful turnout at our November 6th Twin River show we wanted to take the time to feature one of our newest exhibitors. Cake Shop Cafe, based out of Millbury, Massachusetts was exhibiting with us for the first time and guests couldn’t get enough of their booth! Cake Shop Cafe’s booth was set up in the first aisle of the venue and stirred up quite the crowd with their decadent treats. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes and cake pops lined the tables and rustic chic motifs and chalkboard signs added a nice decorative touch. We sat down with Cake Shop Cafe to see how their first Original Wedding Expo went and check out what they had to say!
“Fantastic! The process from beginning to end was easy and stress free. The staff of the Original Wedding Expo were always extremely responsive which was especially comforting being a first time exhibitor”.
The Original Wedding Expo is thrilled with the experience and services Cake Shop Cafe brings to our guests. If you missed them at the expo, here’s a little background about the company and how they can make your wedding day or event a special one!
Cake Shop Cafe opened in April 2015 in Millbury, Massachusetts. Owner Michelle and her husband decided to open their own bakery after years of running her own cake decorating business from her home. But the team wanted to branch out and create more than decorative cakes. Cake Shop Cafe can create whatever you and your fiance are craving to devour on your wedding day. Michelle and her team make a variety of cakes, cupcakes, pies and assorted desserts. They also specialize in dessert tables which are customizable and offer a variety of bars, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, italian pastries, tarts, pies, etc.
Not having a wedding? Cake Shop will provide you with delicious desserts for any celebration! Cake Shop Cafe can also accommodate and create dessert options for those with food allergies. They are a full scratch bakery so they are able to take special requests and alter items to meet a customer’s specific dietary needs!
To learn more about Cake Shop Cafe, their team and desserts check them out http://www.cakeshopcafe.com/ and like their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cakeshopcafe to see what they’re baking next!
Grab the girls, throw on some heels, and pop the champagne because it’s time to celebrate. After months of planning there’s nothing more a soon to be bride is excited for than celebrating her soon to be nuptials with her closest gal pals. A bachelorette party should be a night out on the town like no other but how can you as the maid of honor make it a night to remember? Here’s 5 ways to spice up the festivities!
- Winter Wedding? Plan a comfy flannel themed weekend getaway at a Ski Resort. Living in New England these types of trips are a must. Onthesnow.com is a great resource to utilize. The site provides you with weather conditions/updates, lodging information, activities in the area,pricing, and more! So cozy up by the fire, set up a spiked hot chocolate bar, and throw in some of your fave movies!
- Have a fun photoshoot to remember the night/weekend. Harvest paper company on Etsy made great Bachelorette party mugshot signs. Photoshoots like these provide a twist on the traditional bachelorette party and leave everyone with a fun memento to remember the night! Order them here
- LWD. Have all the bridesmaids and maid of honor wear traditional little black dresses while the bride to be braves the night in a LWD!
- Being that Halloween is right around the corner this idea will come in handy for the very soon to be brides! Have the wedding party dress up in red dresses with red horns and the bride in all white with an angel halo. Adds a fun twist on the LBD/LWD scenario. Or if Halloween is the bride’s favorite holiday have every guest dress up in a costume, make vampire inspired drinks like one of our Nearby Nuptial couples did for their halloween themed wedding.
- Winery weekend! Book a trip for the whole squad to take a trip to your local vineyard. Spend the day taking tours, learning about the winery and of course test tasting! Local to New England? In our Fall 2015 Bride & Groom issue we featured some of the top wineries in the area. Read more on which wineries were our top picks!
Bachelorette parties are not necessarily the traditional “go out for drinks and hire a stripper” anymore. Bridal parties are now switching things up and finding unconventional ways to celebrate your friend’s big day. Dare to be a little different, the soon to be bride will appreciate the effort and uniqueness!
Planning a wedding can be exciting and yet very daunting at the same time, which is why The Original Wedding Expo is here to help you make the planning process run smoothly. Since 1979, we have made it our mission to bring together New England couples with local wedding merchants. As our shows grow and become more spectacular, we have put together a list of things to expect from The Original Wedding Expo for the 2016-2017 season!
Our first Expo of the season is November 6, 2016 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. Doors open at 11am and close at 3:30pm at all shows. Here’s a complete list of the upcoming season:
Sunday – November 6, 2016
Twin River Casino Events Center
Sunday – November 13, 2016
Sturbridge Host Hotel
NEW SHOW! Sunday – January 8, 2017
Twin River Casino Events Center
Sunday – January 29, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel – Leominster
Sunday – April 9, 2017
Twin River Casino Events Center
What kind of vendors can I expect?
We have everything from reception halls, gown and tux shops, photographers, florists, catering, bakers, entertainment, honeymoon planning, and more. The Original Wedding Expo strives to hit every aspect of the wedding planning process to ensure everyone finds what they’re looking for!
Will there be giveaways?
Of course! Every expo has a fashion show at 2pm which includes the hottest new trends in wedding attire for all four seasons. Promptly after we have our grand prize giveaway! Prizes vary each show but every attendee is automatically registered into the grand prize entry. From free honeymoons, jewelry, discounted tuxedos, limos, and more. Be sure to stop by every booth as well when making your way throughout the show room. A majority of our vendors also do their own giveaways. (Tip: enter as many as you can, and circle back towards the end of the expo, post fashion show, to see if you won!)
What should I bring to the expo?
Nothing is required but you and your guests and a smile on your face because wedding planning is exciting! Over the past few years we’ve seen many couples coming in to our expos on a mission to find a specific vendor. If you’re on a mission, try writing down the must see booths before you enter the show that way you have time to peruse after! We’ve also seen a lot of couples come with stickers that list all of their registration/contact information. This makes it super easy when registering for the expo as well as handing out contact info to any vendor you’re looking to book. These can be made easily online and come in handy when attending our shows that way you can simply peel off a sticker and slap it on a registration card.
Where can I buy tickets?
A few places actually! If you head on over to www.originalweddingexpo.com you can select which show you would like to attend, press purchase tickets, and fill out the registration card like the one below!
Tickets are also available for $12 at the door.
As we gear up for our 2016-2017 season we are excited to see what this year’s shows have in store for us and our guests! The Original Wedding Expo aims to please our attendees to the best of our abilities and would love feedback after your attendance. Feel free to contact us with feedback or questions at email@example.com . Congratulations to all the new recently engaged couples and happy planning!