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Wedding and Prom Expo set for this weekend

Kierstyn Farrar fluffs a dress backstage for model, Johnna Snider, at the 2014 Wedding and Prom event. The 2018 Wedding and Prom Expo will take place Sunday, January 7, at the Old National Events Plaza. (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS / COURIER & PRESS)Buy Photo EVANSVILLE, Ind. — This weekend is all about weddings, prom and all the pieces that bring such a special day together.  The Wedding and Prom Expo is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Old National Events Plaza. This is the tenth year for the expo, and it will feature all of its usual draws. There will be fashion shows and the chance to win over $25,000 in prizes.  One new aspect this year is the Say I Do Preview Saturday evening.  This event is a cocktail evening meant for engaged couples and those who will be helping with their wedding plans and is for those 21 and older. Food and alcohol will be available to sample.  There will be 25 vendors at the preview event to allow for more in-depth discussions involving the plans for a reception, ceremony and clothing.  Vendors from across the Tri-State area will be in attendance at Sunday's expo to showcase the products and services available for wedding planning and prom. There will be vendors available to discuss food, photography, gowns and tuxes, reception hall rentals, music, jewelry, flowers and more.  Planning to go?: Get details and tickets at courierpressexpos.com Ella Park Bridal, located in Newburgh, will be just one of more than 100 vendors for community members to explore.  Mike Daniel, who owns Ella Park with his wife, said they have been a part of the Wedding and Prom Expo since it began.  Over the past few years, they have shown four different sets of possible wedding party attire. They also have a live model in the booth to showcase some of the styles.  Kierstyn Farrar fluffs a dress backstage for model, Johnna Snider, at the 2014 Wedding and Prom event. The 2018 Wedding and Prom Expo will take place Sunday, January 7, at the Old National Events Plaza.  (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS / COURIER & PRESS) Daniel said the trends for weddings change from year to year, including dress styles, colors and overall looks. This means the expo is a chance for Ella Park to showcase its newest colors, gowns and even materials.  The store is also focused on making the perfect wedding dress more accessible to all shapes and sizes.  "We are trying to do a larger presence of plus size dresses," Daniel said.

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