Wedding season is on the way, and Robbins Sanford Grand Hall is preparing by hosting their fifth annual bridal fair tomorrow, Feb. 24. Local vendors will be present, including entertainment groups, florists, photographers, caterers and many more. Admission is free and the bridal fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy.
This year, Crown Entertainment (CE) will have a booth set up. They have attended around 80–120 weddings every year for the past five or six years and offer a range of services, including lighting, DJs and glow events. Although they have been to many bridal fairs in the past, it will be their first year at the Robbins Sanford bridal fair, and CE owner, Jonathan Simmons, is excited to bring his equipment and meet the brides.
“We’ll have three or four DJs there talking to brides,” Simmons said. “We’ll have video displays showing what we do, and we also plan on bringing out some cool lighting enhancements that we use for our weddings. We just want to bring a small sample of anything that we would be able to do at Robbins Sanford.”
Savory Catering is another vendor that will be at the bridal fair tomorrow. They have been attending for the past five years. Belinda LaForce started Savory Catering in May of 2012 and last catered 28 weddings year alone.
“We will be setting up three stations to showcase the variety of set-ups and types of food we offer,” LaForce said. “From charcuterie and crudite displays, heavy hors d’oeuvres, to buffet style, plated or served dinners — we offer a wide variety of items to create a custom menu for all of our clients.”
Many Robbins Sanford brides are Harding students or graduates. This bridal fair allows future brides to visit the different booths and see samples of what they have to offer. Junior Grayson Dunning said she is excited to be attending and is hoping it will help give her wedding planning a boost.
“I’m looking forward to talking with all of the different vendors for catering, floral arrangements and decorations while at the bridal fair,” Dunning said. “It will be refreshing to speak with vendors face-to-face after all of our wedding planning on the internet. It will also be nice to have different vendors for different services all in the same place. This will make it much easier to choose a vendor compared to going back-and-forth on websites.”
The show is good for future brides, or even those who are single or dating to be completely immersed in all things wedding planning and to see what different companies have to offer. To win $1,000 off your venue booking or for more information, visit and register on the Robbins Sanford Facebook page.