Do you remember the feeling when you realized just how compatible you and your partner had become? The search was finally over. “You really are made for each other,” your friends said.
Call me crazy, but I feel the same way about my wedding shows. No, I’m not saying I love my job like my husband and children, but I love my career. Friends tell me, “You are made for this business.”
Since 2009, we now produce the largest wedding shows in NM. And the honeymoon’s not even close to over. Why? I get to connect businesses I love with some very in-love couples.
Just like your soon-to-be marriage relationship, my association with the exhibitors is built on trust and a lot of honest communication. Throw passion into that mix and, well, you already know it’s not always easy. But it is worth the effort.
I get to know every one of the businesses at our shows for good reason: we’re all in this together. It’s a lot easier to give and receive advice from someone you know. When ideas and suggestions flow both ways, it keeps you – the couple – at the top of our priority list.
So, we’re always interested in knowing what you think, whether it’s about the exceptional courtesy of a DJ, the overly aggressive sales tactic of a photographer, or a fashion show that’s entertaining, but shows nothing in your size and body shape.
If you’ve already signed up when you’re getting married for one of our shows, welcome to the family. We may have our dysfunctional moments, but I think you’ll see weeks before the show what it means to be an Expo bride. Our goal is to prepare you long before the gates open. If you want, you really can use the day of the show for one-stop shopping.
If this website, accompanying blog and our Wedding Guide don’t address all of your questions, then email stacy@WeddingGuideNM.com, call 505-856-0426, or even ask me out for coffee. I might make you buy, but I’ll offer advice better than your sister or mother till your cup grows cold.
Speaking of family, that’s what runs our Wedding Expos. My husband, Scott, coordinates the front gate; my three daughters show off dresses on the fashion runway with dozens of other models; and I take care of the show and vendors, as they say, for better or for worse.
After your vows are exchanged and you settle into your new life together, I hope you’re able to look back to the wedding of your dreams; and that our Expos had the opportunity to play even the smallest part.
Stacy & Scott Blackwell