With Fort Hall experiencing two bomb threats this last week
and having to evacuate within a half a mile radius could have affected some of
the events happening at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel. This weekend it hosted the
first annual Spring Bride and Prom Expo. Summer Joy stopped by to see how it
was going and to find out some of the latest styles.
Vendors said that it was slower on Friday than expected, but that Saturday was picking up.
“I don’t think it’s had an effect on today, we all spread the word through Facebook and the radio. So I think we have had a great turnout for today,” said Kayla Bair, the Owner of Petal and Bloom.
Overall the event will probably see over 300 hundred visitors. The event included everything from cakes, jewelry, and photography to flowers and finding that one perfect dress. Petal and Blooms, a florist shop in Blackfoot, advises brides to book and order early, to try and reuse your flower arrangements in different spots, and remember you can have beautiful flowers on a budget, just remember to communicate to your florist. Popular colors this year include bright orange, pinks, and greens.
“I would say you only get married once, hopefully, and you should do something different and that will stand out and that you will want to remember it forever,” added Bair.
The event also offered hourly drawings, educational classes on home and health, and two fashion shows that featured men’s and women’s apparel.
“David’s Bridal offers outfits for everyone. We can outfit your entire wedding party from head to toe and we have dresses for every woman and every budget as well as for every size. We have designer gowns. We also offer in-house alterations,” said Brittney Grossman, a Bridal Consultant.
David’s bridal has dresses that start at just $99 dollars and go up from there.
“One thing I found that a lot of brides don’t know is that they don’t know know early they need to start planning. Ordering times can take anywhere from six weeks to 18 weeks. So definitely start looking early to help you find the gown of your dreams,”added Grossman.
The Bridal Consultant added that brides should remember to try on different styles because you never what might surprise you and to be careful how many people you bring.
“Picking the perfect gown can be very stressful, but you know what you want. When you walk out and see it and that’s what is important. Remember to try and not bring large groups because sometimes too many opinions can be too confusing so to keep it simple and remember what you want is what you need to get,” said Grossman.
Vendors say there were thankful that they didn’t get evacuated
today, and they really hope that next year’s event will be even better.