Brides-to-be, their families and friends enjoyed the intimate Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo on Saturday.
Organiser Jan Grady said the new format and location didn’t deter attendance with about 100 brides visiting the Intimate Wedding Showcase on Talbragar Street.
“We were more than happy with the turnout,” she said.
“The unfortunate circumstances left us without a venue, that’s why we tried something a little bit outside of the square.
There were two parades among the opportunities for brides-to-be to receive wedding planning advice.
“We believe while it was a little bit over-packed at sometimes, it lent itself to the atmosphere, it was intimate.”
“The exhibitors and guests interacted beautifully and very well.
“Because of the change of venue and different feel we had people not pay entry, we had exhibitors paying reduced rates, it was a completely different atmosphere and approach.
About six-and-a-half thousand dollars worth of prizes were given away on the day.
“It was exciting, I think everybody enjoyed it … We look forward to doing many more.”
Ms Grady thanked The Wedding Shoppe owner Leanne Ferguson for closing her business to host the event.
Ms Grady said not only her offer, but effort to help organise the event was crucial to its success.
While this year was its 40th anniversary, next year’s event is set to mark the occasion.
The belated celebration can be informed by the public with a post-event survey to come.