January Brings Portland Wedding Show 

A lot of June brides, and grooms, got busy in January at the Portland Wedding Show.It takes a lot of planning to set up the big day.The show has everything from gowns, to honeymoon spots, and no detail is overlooked…. This show is just as important to vendors, because even though some weddings are still months awasy, they know now is the time to plan.”In the bridal aspect you have to start planning now because it takes a long time for the dresses to come in to plan for the wedding,” said Sandy Bisson, of Bridal’s by Sandy, and now some of those vendors are starting to see a greater increase in their business, as same-sex couples are now legally getting married here in Maine.”It actually increased our business,” said Dannielle Frick of David’s Bridal. “They have been coming in. tTey are extremely excited. We welcome them all.” Ann Schwartz and Sarah Holmes are already planning their big day for New Year’s Eve 2013. The two say they were thrilled to be at the wedding show, and are now making the most of the state’s newly passed law. “This is not something I thought was going to happen,” said Schwartz. “I never thought I would be at a wedding expo.””No, never in a million years did I think this would happen,” Holmes added. “I am so excited that it did. I was so grateful that it did.”