Planning your big day

Model Rachael Annear all dolled up with a dress from Jopanni Bridal, hair by Love is in the Hair and make-up by Chrissie Callard. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

A bride-and-groom-to-be have a lot to plan from the moment she says ‘yes' to the moment they say ‘I do'.

There's choosing the venue, the all-important wedding dress and so much more.

The answers to all your questions can be found at the Bay of Plenty Wedding Show at ASB Arena on Sunday, May 21.

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show will include many different exhibitors to help ease the stress of planning a wedding.

“We have so many different exhibitors offering so many different things from all over the Bay of Plenty and beyond,” says event director Rochelle Free.

Owner of Freestyle Events, Rochelle has 25 years' experience as the woman who makes it all come together.

“This will be my fifth anniversary with the BOP Wedding Show,” says Rochelle. “Each year the show seems to be getting bigger and better.”

This year's wedding show will include one main fashion show of different wedding dress styles, starting at 1pm.

“People can browse the many exhibits before or after the fashion show, depending on when they'd like to arrive.”

Rochelle suspects the new slow-motion photo booth will capture plenty of attention. “It's the only one in the country, and so much fun! The video captures people's movements in slow-motion. It can look really funky if people choose to throw confetti in the air, and it's interactive so everyone can have a go.” 

Flight Centre is also giving away a $1000 credit towards your destination wedding or honeymoon.

A string quartet and solo artist will perform throughout the day, the ASB Arena café will be open and there'll be plenty of competitions and prizes.

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show is on at The ASB Arena Sunday, May 21, from 10am-4pm. Tickets cost $15 at the door.



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