One-stop wedding wonderland at Southern Utah Wedding Showcase

ST. GEORGE – Before saying those two little words, “I do,” Southern Utah brides need four little words: Southern Utah Wedding Showcase.

This annual one-stop-shop wedding extravaganza returns to the Dixie Center St. George, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive in St. George, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be chock-full of what brides-to-be want the most.

“It’s a one-stop shop and gives a bride a feel for what they want for their wedding,” Cristina Zollinger, owner of the Southern Utah Wedding Showcase, said. “It helps them find a planner and have a face-to-face encounter with them.”

There will be prize giveaways at this year’s showcase, including a 2-carat diamond ring and a full wedding package worth $35,00, which features a handmade dress worth $3,000; a video service to capture the winner’s wedding on film; wedding photography, including engagement photos, bridals and day-of photography; invitation printing; a wedding venue; flowers; a wedding planner; and more.

The showcase will also feature three fashion shows, including a display of styles from the new Men’s Wearhouse in the Red Cliffs Mall. There will be 75 vendors and 97 booths featuring lavish displays of products and services for the entire wedding party, Zollinger said. Top wedding merchants from Las Vegas, Southern Utah and northern Utah will be on hand to answer questions and even offer special deals that won’t be available anywhere else.

“I want to make this showcase a big deal,” Zollinger said.

Brides, grooms and planning helpers can skip the driving and virtually plan an entire wedding in one location while roaming the aisles and checking out the offers and wedding wares at the Southern Utah Wedding Showcase.

St. George News reporter Holly Coombs contributed to this report.

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  • IN THE GAME January 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

    They should have a workshop like this for divorce. Prize giveaways could include attorney services, counseling, and low income housing assistance. Utah is very famous for making sure the male/father takes it right up the tailpipe in divorce cases, even when the reptilian female/mother decides to have an affair and leave the marriage.

  • Koolaid January 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    $35,000 wedding package? You could buy a new car and have money left over. That costs almost as much as a brand new truck. Think of all the guns and huntin’ trips you could buy with $35,000! How about a expose on ‘How to rack up a massively huge debt before you get married that you will be still be paying for after the divorce’. What a way to start a marriage, deep in debt because of cinderella fantasies.

    • My Evil Twin January 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Is it still the custom for the bride’s parents to pay for the wedding? If it is, that would explain a whole lot! Can’t you just hear ma and pa talking? “Well, it’s gonna cost us 35 grand to get rid of this brat. Yeah, but it’s worth every penny of it. Let her go be somebody else’s problem. . .” 🙂

      • Koolaid January 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm

        True, but when they are divorced three years later, not only will they be that much in debt, but they’ll have to add onto their house when she moves back in with her 2 1/2 kids while he’s out and about in his truck chasing after some PYT. Then what? Sell the dress (used one time) on CLIST for $50 to recoup some of their loss?

  • Syblonca Hussenlik January 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    That’s a handsome man. Not the one behind the flowers but the one who pic makes me laugh

  • Booya$$$ January 25, 2015 at 2:05 am

    … koolaid! You really are trolling every effing article. You are like the Debbie Downer on SNL. I don’t know why you are so impotent as far as your control over your own life. I try to imagine why you are still living here… In a place you obviously hate so much. You hate the people, the predominant church, the women, the people getting married. You must be a real joy to grab a beer with. … Even someone without any limbs could figure out how to pack they … up and move if they hate the place they live sooooo much. Pathetic. Please don’t create a bunch of different names to respond and back yourself up. You and your fake names are pretty much the only ones who read your crap. Same old thing every time. Move to Mesquite already. Lame.
    Ed. ellipsis

    • Koolaid January 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Here are some good statistics on marriages/divorces in Utah. Look at page 19 and note the rate of divorce for Utah was higher than the US average for every year. Don’t couples marry younger in Utah than other states, and have more kids than other states as well as experience financial problems at a higher rate than the national average? Why the big push to get them kids married with visions of expensive fantasy weddings placed in young girls’ minds? Are these bridal expos mandatory for high school sophomore and junior aged girls?

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