Future brides and grooms enjoyed the 2011 bridal show and meeting wedding experts in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

Future brides and grooms enjoyed meeting and talking with vendors to discuss their wedding plans during the 2011 bridal show in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. The 2013 event is Jan. 5-6 in Providence Center.

Getting married is a time of joy and celebration.

But planning for the big event can also be a time of anxiety and frustration.

Relax, all of you future brides and grooms, because expert help is on the way. Mark your calendar and head to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., for the 2013 Winter Bridal Showcase scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, in Providence Center.

The event is presented by the Wabash Valley Bridal Society. Providence Center is your host venue. People wanting to attend the bridal showcase can purchase a ticket for $15 at Providence Center both days of the event. (A ticket purchased Saturday allows the buyer admission to the event also on Sunday. Persons may also go online to wabashvalleybridalsociety.com for additional details.)

The Winter Bridal Showcase takes place in the elegant O’Shaughnessy Dining Room and the Providence Center lobby.

Joe Opremchak and Abby Floyd, both of MCL, provided samples of food from MCL Catering for people to sample during the 2011 bridal showcase.

Joe Opremchak and Abby Floyd, of MCL, provided food samples during the 2011 bridal showcase. Several wedding experts will be on hand this year to provide valuable info.

A number of wedding experts — florists, photographers and videographers, caterers, makeup specialists, representatives of wedding attire rental businesses, travel experts and others — will be on hand to discuss their services and help with all of your wedding needs.

There will be several displays, which are designed to inform future brides and grooms of vendors’ services.

In addition, caterers will have samples showcasing their many delicious foods that are perfect for a wedding and/or reception.

Future brides and grooms, along with their family members and friends, make it a point to attend this annual event. Many people speak to the fact that the bridal showcase is a great way not only to schedule wedding-related services but to pick up ideas for weddings and receptions as well.

Be sure and make your wedding and/or reception beautiful and memorable by meeting with the wedding experts at this year’s Winter Bridal Showcase.

For more details, contact Providence Center Associate Director Linda Malooley at lmaloole@spsmw.org or 812-535-2946.