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Posted on: Sunday, January 14, 2001

Bridal Expo offers advice on gowns, cakes, the works

After the honeymoon is over
Get ready for a load of critical paperwork

By Catherine E. Toth
Advertiser Staff Writer

Brides, start your Palm Pilots.

The 11th annual Hawaii Bridal Expo begins on Friday, and organizers are promising it a useful starting point for wedding planning.

Many engagements happen between Dec. 15 and Valentine’s Day, said event organizer John Buckles: "Brides have got that ring on, and they’re motivated."

The fair runs 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Sunday at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Admission is $8.

Boasting more than 200 vendors promoting everything from wedding cakes to videography, the fair is geared primarily to couples planning summer and autumn weddings.

The highlight of the event is the daily fashion show, which showcases the latest in gown designs. (The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday.)

And if that doesn’t get your wedding wheels turning, there’s also a trip to Fiji up for grabs. Think honeymoon.

For more information, call 948-1040 or check out

Correction: The Hawai‘i Bridal Expo will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The name of the event was incorrect in a previous version of this story.

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