GREENSBORO, NC -- The Triad Wedding Fair at Embassy Suites happens in Greensboro this weekend. And whether you're planning a wedding or another even in 2017, experts on-hand will be able to help!

No matter what the occasion; if you're having a party, you need cake!

Elaine Robbins owns Edible Artistry. The company specializes in wedding cakes, cup cakes and dessert tables. Robbins says there are tons of options and the best one really depends on the bride and groom.

"Brides aren't necessarily going traditional anymore," said Robbins. "Many brides still love the three tier cake, but if you're trying to save money or get more with your budget cupcakes or a dessert table may be a better option."

Robbins says the benefits of a tier cake is that it can feed a lot of people. "Most brides choose a cake that feeds 150 to 200 people and a cake that feeds 250 people is also comfortably sized. But the number of guests can go up to as many as 450 people and that can get pricey," said Robbins.

That's where cupcakes which can cost 50 cents each can help. Setting up a dessert table with cupcakes, cookies and other sweets looks pretty on the table stands and costs less.

"But be careful," Robbins warns. "People usually take up to three items off a dessert buffet table so that can run your budget up.

Robbins reminds brides to order your cake up to 6 months in advance to make sure you get the baker, the taste and design you want.


Steven James, wedding consultant at Always and Forever Florist, is one of the vendors who will be at the Triad Wedding Fair this weekend!

James said the first thing to consider is your wedding or event theme. Once you figure out your theme, you can look at colors.

James explained the importance of complimentary and contrasting colors and sizes of table arrangements. He also explained how florists can create an experience from a client's idea.


If you're planning a wedding, party, or big event this year, you'll want to capture your memories! But don't rely on your cell phone, you can take it to new heights with a drone! Justin Thompson with One Love Productions LLC joined Tracey McCain and Eric Chilton to talk about the next big thing in event planning.
He explained why people would want a videographer and what they should people look for when picking one.

He also went on to talk about the use of drones for event videos. He shared some of the pros and cons of using drones for events and shared more of how they work. If you have questions, you can meet and talk with Justin yourself! He's a vendor at the Triad Wedding Fair.


If your New Year's resolution is to travel more, or if you're planning a honeymoon in 2017, we have an expert to help! Dawn Gray, owner of 4 Moons Travel, joined Tracey McCain to talk about some top 2017 destinations. She explained what people should consider first when planning their trip. She also talked about the top travel destinations for romance, exotic getaways, and bargains. These days most people make their own travel arrangements online. But Gray said there are benefits to using a travel agent. She said, "We offer the best prices, upgraded amenities and unbiased advice, something you cant get online. There is no charge for our services as we are compensated from the resorts themselves, this savings is not passed onto the client even if they booked direct, so why not take advantage from our expertise." If you want more travel tips -- Dawn will be at the Wedding Fair!


Sunday, January 8

Noon - 4:00 pm

Embassy Suites

204 Centreport Drive,

Greensboro, NC 27409

Tickets: $20 at the door or $10 online by clicking here

For more information on the event, click here.

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