Planning the big day
There is a new type of wedding expo in town and it is called the Complete Wedding Experience.
That is because, while Natalie Wood and friends were traversing different expos in hope of finding products or services which would add some finesse to preparations for their friends weddings, they found none that suited their religious practices. That was when they came up with the idea to hold their own wedding expo.
Coordinator, Wood told Barbados TODAY the Sunday, September 16, event was hosted in conjunction with the Youth Department and the Family Life Department of the Eastern Caribbean Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist and it was held in Oldbury, St. Philip.
She said going to the expos much of the caterers there, would serve pork or there was alcohol and plenty of make-up.
“I thought they were businesses that we may not know that would do the same service and would be better for young Adventists.”
A lot of people attended the inaugural event, she said, adding that many turned up in the afternoon since they were not aware of the event until the same day. She said she was already planning for next year since it was so well received, but noted that there will be an increased number and range of services provided.
The exhibition was not only limited to Adventist businesses as other businesses showcased products and services in: pre-wedding counselling, masseuse, the Adventist credit union and another financial institution. Official from a hotel was also there to discuss honey moon accommodation, photography and videography, plants and food.
The weekend was the culmination of a week of seminars, which ran from September 7 to 15 and targeted singles and married couples. They discussed forgiveness in the marriage, working together, ten things a man should know about a woman and ten things a woman should know about a man, family aspects, parenting, loving yourself before you love someone else and other topics. (KC)