As perhaps the only female on earth, (and definitely the only Jewish girl from Brooklyn,) who’s never wanted to get married, (even though you all know how madly in love with Mr. X I am,) I was curious to check-out this luxury event I was invited to in New York City. And let me tell you, I was overwhelmed! I had no idea how much thought and very many decisions go into planning one’s nuptials!!! OMG!
If I were ever to get hitched, I would just Justice of the Peace it. But, as a major party-thrower from way back, this bridal expo was fascinating. The knowledge gained there can be used for so much more than just a wedding.
But, since this was actually a Wedding Salon, the hordes of brides-to-be in attendance (and many grooms-to-be, as well,) were thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the many companies for all aspects of their wedding planning.
We sampled all kinds of cakes, (some that even made me want to get married myself, or at least be invited to someone else’s celebration that included these delish treats,) listened to live bands rocking out, got information on various honeymoon destinations, received make-up and grooming tips, viewed numerous wedding gowns on models who walked the floor, discovered how to put together gift packs for the wedding party (or hire the companies who do that for you,) had a wonderful chair massage, (that I needed much more than the desserts!,) and even got tips on how to register for the gifts! For once, I can say that I was truly amazed.
I was amused to see that one of the longest lines of the day was for a make-your-own-sundae bar! I guess that we needed to get a sugar boost to keep up our energy for all the wonderful-ness.
As always for me, my favorite part was on the way out–each guest received a super-heavy goodie bag. Much of it was bridal magazines, but those alone were worth the price of admission to prospective brides. And the cosmetics and snacks in there were just what I needed on the last leg of my “Farewell to Brooklyn” tour.
And, since I was in New York, as opposed to Los Angeles where lots more people know me, I wasn’t subjected to shocked questions about if Mr. X and I are finally breaking down and tying the knot. And that was a pleasure!