Before she says ‘I do’

Bridal Show offers unique workshops


Before any bride walks down the aisle there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

First she needs to find an aisle to walk down, an officiant to perform the ceremony, a florist, a photographer, a reception hall, someone to take care of the music. And of course, no one will come if she doesn’t pick out some invitations and put them in the mail or have a place to hold the reception.

Lucky for those brides to be, there’s a one-stop shop where every one of those things can be lined up — the Highlands Ranch Bridal Show.

The first-year show, scheduled for noon-4 p.m. April 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch, will feature 32 local wedding vendors from bakeries to travel agents, photographers, officiants, DJs, bachelorette party planners, dance instructors and reception sites.

There will even be a chocolate fountain and a masseuse on site to help relieve the stress behind the decision-making. What sets the show apart, though, according to Hilton Garden manager Karly Stein, are the workshops that will be put on by Denver-based business Beyond the Bedroom throughout the day.

“I’m pretty excited about Beyond the Bedroom,” Stein said. “It’s unique to a bridal show. They will be conducting relationship workshops, and will even have one called ‘How not to dance for your wedding,’ which we thought was important because a lot of brides and grooms don’t see the importance of that.”

Beyond the message of keeping the more intimate movements between husband and wife for the honeymoon and off the dance floor, there will also be half-hour workshops on “Hair tips and tricks for your wedding photography,” “Looking picture perfect on your wedding day,” “The little details in planning your wedding,” “Love languages for you and your partner,” “Honeymoon travel planning 101,” and “Vegas Stiletto Fitness.”

Event admission is $5 and the first 100 brides who RSVP will get a swag bag that includes goodies from vendors such as travel vouchers for honeymoons and more.

To see a complete list of vendors, read more about the workshops or to register, please visit


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