By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2013
Vicki Taylor, founder of The Tulsa Wedding Show, in the beautiful Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center.
Brides, grooms and their families can save time, gas, energy, confusion and money by attending The Tulsa Wedding Show Weekend, January 5-6, 2013. Making your wedding decisions at the show helps eliminate dreaded phone tag or trying to get an appointment with a wedding vendor. Even e-mail is time-consuming and can delay the immediate response a bride wants and needs. Countless brides have found that attending The Tulsa Wedding Show skips all those wasted steps, as they are able to meet directly with vendors face-to-face on the show floor.
This marks the 20th year of The Tulsa Wedding Show, and many new, exciting things are happening during the weekend. The show will be held Saturday, January 5 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center, located at 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. Visit the Venues Day will be held citywide on Sunday, January 6.
“We are combining all of our experience with knowledge of the latest trends and newest products and services,” says Vicki Taylor, founder of The Tulsa Wedding Show. “The most innovative is the V.I.B. (Very Important Bride) Elite Show Preview.” A very limited number of tickets are available for this event. A V.I.B. ticket entitles you to exclusive early admission into the show, beginning at
9 a.m., before it opens to the public. This gives brides more personal attention, and crucial first access to the exhibitors. “Some dates are really popular, and V.I.B.s can lock in their wedding date with their chosen vendors while it is still available,” Vicki adds. Moody’s will have their custom jeweler there to answer any questions, and they are also giving away a double diamond jewelry piece to one lucky bride.
Brides of Oklahoma Magazine and Moody’s Jewelry are sponsors of the V.I.B Event, and they are really rolling out the red carpet. Every V.I.B. will receive a luxe tote bag from Brides of Oklahoma with gifts from selected vendors inside, as well as a jewelry cleaning cloth and cleaner from Moody’s. Additionally, 25 lucky brides holding V.I.B. tickets will receive an 18-inch luxurious pearl strand necklace from Moody’s.
General admission brides also have the opportunity to win! Moody’s will give away pairs of pearl earrings to 100 lucky general admission brides. Every single bride who attends the show will receive a tote bag, an issue of Brides of Oklahoma Magazine, and a coupon from Moody’s for $200 off a $500+ groom’s wedding band.
The show opens to the public at 11 a.m., with over 100 exhibitors including bakeries, florists, musicians, venues and much more. “The venues range from mansions to lodges to chapels to ranches,” says Vicki. “Our many vendors offer everything you need and some things you didn’t know you needed! For example, one fun idea that many couples are doing is having an ice cream buffet, with a signature ice cream flavor created specifically for the bride and groom.”
A special Fashions and Trends Room is where all the bridal shops will have continuous modeling in their booths. The room will also showcase a tablescape display area, coordinated by Lynn Wheatley of Lasting Impressions, featuring tablescapes designed by all the top planners, decorators and florists in the Tulsa area.
Another unique part of the weekend is Visit the Venues Day. It is held the day after the show, Sunday, January 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is a free, citywide open house day for wedding venues. Visit the Venues Day gives the group a chance to spend a fun day driving to each of their choice locations and touring them personally.
For additional information and to purchase tickets to either the V.I.B. Elite Show Preview or The Tulsa Wedding Show, go to www.thetulsaweddingshow.com. Online V.I.B. admission is $25 or $30 at the door. General admission is $10 online or $12 at the door.
Come and “Plan Your Day in a Day” (or two!) during The Tulsa Wedding Show Weekend. Tons of door prizes will be given away. Complimentary shuttle service from the east side of the Target parking lot will be provided by Old Urban Trolley. Sponsors include Renaissance Hotel, Swank Audio Visuals, Simply Elegant, Brides of Oklahoma Magazine, and Moody’s.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.