By Jessica Creagan
VERO BEACH -- If wedding bells can be heard in the distance, then maybe a visit to the Treasure Coast Bridal Expo and Fashion Show in Vero Beach should be the next stop before the aisle.
The Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach will once again host the wedding extravaganza and more than 25 vendors from around the Treasure Coast are expected to participate in the Sept. 29 event.
Doors to the Vero Beach Community Center are scheduled to open at 1 p.m. for the expo, while the fashion show inside the Heritage Center is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Businesses representing all of the elements for someone's dream wedding, including photographers, caterers, venues, rental agencies and more will be on hand to talk about their services and help create a memorable day.
Admission is $10 per person, and pre-registration is available. There will be free prize drawings and goodie bags for brides, as well as free champagne for everyone 21 and older, Heritage Center staff said.
The fashion show will provide apparel, accessory and other ideas for brides, grooms and other bridal party members.
The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce has been marketing the county as a destination wedding location for several years, and has developed a website promoting the locations and vendors available as well.
With beaches, rivers, nature preserves and citrus groves, not to mention regal church buildings and historical homes, there are plenty of sites people can choose from to make the event one-of-a-kind, whether a wedding party is from the area or not.
The Heritage Center is located at 2140 14th Ave. Vero Beach. For more information about the Treasure Coast Bridal Expo and Fashion Show, call (772) 770-2263 or visit www.veroheritage.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/447171672045222/. For more information about weddings in Indian River County, visit www.comediscoverlove.com.