The Wedding Show of a Lifetime

When a bride-to-be doesn’t know how to plan a wedding, or the availability of local vendors, her first stop should be the annual Southern Oregon Wedding Show. And that’s exactly where I went.

With  my mom and maid of honor at my side, we entered the world of all things bridal. The Medford Armory’s transformation amazed me. Twinkle lights sparkled from the ceiling. Three or four rows of dozens of vendors filled the room and led the way to a stage for a fashion show later in the day. Already overwhelmed at the prospect of planning my wedding, now I really felt like I knew nothing. Fortunately for me, every booth was manned (or wo-manned) by someone knowledgeable and friendly.

I took my first uncertain steps into unknown wedding territory. Flowers, music, catering, wine and cider (yes, there were free samples!), venue staging and a fashion show. I was in over my head. Every few seconds someone handed me another brochure and I wrote my contact info on a clipboard or entered a contest. Overwhelmed is an understatement.

We eventually made it through each vendor and every booth. I found people I instantly connected with and knew I wanted to use for my wedding. Each vendor I initially liked, and later booked, was a great choice and helped me in a different, unexpected way. But more on that later. Whether you’re a wedding newbie or a wedding planning genius, the Southern Oregon Wedding Show should be your first stop.

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