The Bridal Crawl and fashion show returns to Downtown LaGrange

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Downtown LaGrange Development Authority is teaming up with An Affair to Remember to host a Bridal Crawl event and fashion show on Sunday, inviting all brides to attend and find inspiration to create their dream wedding. 

The year 2024 marks the second year of the event, giving more brides the opportunity to meet vendors and enjoy food, drinks and wedding fashion in the comfort of downtown LaGrange. Last year, 115 brides participated and organizers expect a similar turnout this year. 

“I’m just excited to see all the brides, and they’re so excited to be there,” said DLDA Director of Promotions & Marketing Barbie Watts. “It’s a great resource for them to meet vendors that they might be interested in for their wedding and to discover new vendors that they may not be aware of. It’ll be fun to see them.”

This year over 50 vendors will be in attendance at the Bridal Crawl with vendor categories including photographers, venue planners, florists, caterers, travel planners, and more. 

To prepare for the festivities, participants will be instructed to check in for the event at noon in the Courtyard by Marriott lobby. Guests will have the option of whether to view the fashion show before or after the Bridal Crawl as the show will be separated into two seatings starting at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The fashion show will be hosted and sponsored by An Affair to Remember and will feature 60 unique dress designs worn by local and outsourced models. 

“I just think it’s a fun time to show the latest fashions for all the brides that are looking for the latest trends to see,” said Amy Warren, owner of An Affair to Remember. “This year we are adding a second fashion show so brides will be able to choose if they want to come to the show first or if they want to come to the show at the end of their stroll as they crawl through downtown.”

Kristin Sullivan, the owner of local bridal destination Plum Southern, suggested the idea of the Bridal Crawl. Sullivan has 27 years of experience in the wedding industr.

“After going to many of the typical shows which are usually in an auditorium or a ballroom, it just became so monotonous to me as a vendor that I can only imagine walking around as a bride,” Sullivan said. “So I  just wanted to have something fun and do something different and be able to show off our beautiful little downtown and involve different venues and actually let people see the venues versus just pictures or video screens.”