Who better to plan a wedding show than a wedding planner? Aly Armstrong is flexing her coordinator muscles for her third annual Fleur Luxury Wedding Show on March 8, 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, and there's plenty for brides and grooms to be to look forward to. Here's why it's worth checking out this year.
1. You'll get expert advice from the pros
Photographer Dennis Grocer of the Collective You, bridal designer (and former The Bachelorette contestant) Desiree Siegfied and more industry pros will be sharing their planning wisdom during an enlightening panel discussion. "Each expert will be interviewed one-on-one," explains Armstrong. "It's going to be intimate and exciting." Want an even more direct experience with wedding experts? Snag a breakout session with the editor-in-chief of Wedding Bells to talk trends.
2. You'll find decor inspiration in real time
Pinterest can only take you so far. Immerse yourself in design inspiration with a variety of decor displays to peruse IRL. "We've also got a 360-degree Instagram booth this year," says Armstrong.
3. Dresses! So many dresses!
Classic, sultry or dramatic, you'll find your style during the fashion show—a parade of breathtaking gown options.
4. You'll eat well
Even if you've already got your catering sorted, canapes and bites from the JW Marriott will fuel you for the day. If you're still looking for menu ideas, it's the perfect opportunity to taste-test. "We've got a bit of a reputation for spoiling guests with food options," admits Armstrong. "Come hungry!"
5. Your ticket gets you some serious perks
You'll receive welcome glass of champagne when you arrive, and special gifts when you leave. What's not to like? Even the planning queen herself is a little envious of the guest experience. "I love putting myself in the guests's shoes and soaking up every moment," says Armstrong. "It's so satisfying seeing the final collective vision come to life."