(April 5, 2019) Engaged couples looking for assistance with their beach wedding plans are encouraged to check out the 16th annual Ocean City Bridal Show at Seacrets, Sunday, from 1-3:30 p.m.
Travel agents, photographers, videographers, DJs, hotels, local restaurants, caterers, photo booths, wedding cake designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, florists, weight loss specialists and wedding favor providers will be some of the vendors participating.
“We give brides a chance to, before the season starts, see all the different vendors, cakes, flowers, fashion show for dresses and to know that it’s a very wedding friendly area to have your wedding on the beach in Ocean City,” said Cassandra Rox, event organizer and owner of Rox Beach Weddings in Ocean City with her husband, Sean.
More than 30 businesses such as Sweet Disposition, Fenwick Inn, Delaware Seaside Bride, AR White Photography, Angler Restaurant, Residence Inn OC and Taste Events will be on hand.
“We’ve been giving out our catalogs many, many months before and then a lot of brides want to come to the show to meet us and meet all the other vendors,” Rox said.
Every bride will receive a complimentary gift bag in addition to tasting appetizers and dessert samples.
Most vendors will be giving away prizes and gifts including a grand prize for a free Caribbean cruise for two to the Bahamas courtesy of Sean Rox, who is also a wedding officiant.
In addition, DJ Ed Zaruba will provide music inside Morley Hall.
Sandals Bridal of Ocean City will host a bridal fashion show, at 2:45 p.m. on the main stage in Morley Hall.
The show will feature around 20 models displaying wedding, bridesmaid and mothers of the bride dresses, accessories and men’s tuxedos.
Approximately 300 guests attend each year including over 100 brides. About half of the attendees are from the regional area, Rox said. The rest travel from as far as Ohio, North Carolina and New York. Many Pennsylvania brides also attend each year.
“If [couples] are interested in getting married in Ocean City, it’s a great way to find out the different venues available for your wedding, whether you’re having a small intimate ceremony on the beach, or if you’re going to have more of an elaborate one where you need a hotel and a reception,” Rox said.
Food and beverages can be purchased at Seacrets during the event as well.
Tickets are available online for $10 until midnight on Saturday, or $10 cash at the door during the event at the 49th Street venue on Sunday.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.roxbeachweddings.com.