HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A local bridal shop is holding its bridal show in person this weekend. Due to the pandemic, the last in-person show was in 2020. We talked with the owner about how special this event is for a bride.
“The most important thing a bride needs to know is how many guests she’s going to have at her wedding, that’s the beginning stage of planning a wedding. Then from there, everything else she needs will be in the room,” said Lori Dubasik, owner of Evaline’s Bridal.
Dubasik said 2022 is already a busy year for wedding vendors. However, many vendors are offering weddings on non-traditional days.
“A lot of vendors are already booked for 2022 and a lot of the ones we have coming are booked. But at the same token, they have Fridays open, some have Sundays open. But the room is going to be filled with lots of inspiration, great ideas,” Dubasik said.
Dubasik believes having the event in person makes it even more special. She believes planning a wedding completely online can be challenging.
“When a bride is walking through that room and she can see the flowers, she hears the music, she actually can see the dresses, it will mean so much to them,” she said.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the area, they are doing their best to make sure the event is safe to attend.
“We have plenty of seats available. The most beautiful thing about the Covelli Centre is it’s so big, so social distancing and all the precautions and things are already in place,” Dubasik said.
The brides in attendance may get a special discount — Evaline’s Bridal is gifting one lucky bride $1,000 toward her wedding gown.
“It’s just one way we want to give back and let a bride feel special,” Dubasik said.
Dubasik added that all of the vendors are looking forward to helping brides tie the knot. She believes it’s going to be a busy day.
“There’s a surge of weddings happening… We have brides coming from all over the place,” Dubasik said.
The Evaline’s Bridal Show is taking place this Sunday, with the doors opening at noon.
Tickets are $15 to get in and can be bought at the door. Presale tickets will also be sold online until Saturday at 5 p.m.