One-stop shopping for married couples-to-be

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Brides-to-be and their grooms got an opportunity for some one-stop shopping Saturday in Rapid City.

Visitors to the Bridal Showcase talk with a vendor at the Ramkota Hotel Saturday afternoon. Photo Date: Jan. 5, 2019.

Visitors to the Bridal Showcase talk with a vendor.

The Best Western Ramkota Hotel hosted the 42nd annual Bridal Showcase.

Sixty-five vendors including hotels, deejays,caterers, and more gathered at the hotel’s conference center to show their offerings.

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. According to Sally Samuelsen-Wharton, coordinator of the Bridal Showcase, such shows can help relieve some of the stress of wedding planning.

“It’s really beneficial to the girls who are getting married and to their grooms,” said Samuelson-Wharton. “It gathers everyone in one place so that they can spend the afternoon.talking to photographers and DJ and hotels and caterers. They can see the fashion show and it gives them an opportunity to see what is available in our area for planning their special event.”

Nearly 1,000 visitors attended this year’s edition of the event.

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