Harris held more than ‘90s music and Baby Bottle Pops last weekend. There were also wedding dresses and lingerie from the Grinnell Wedding Show, organized by Charity Fairchild Kirsch, manager of Flowers on Fourth, in conjunction with the College. All attendees had the opportunity to win gift certificates from local businesses such as Flowers on Fourth, Hyvee and Old School Candy.
Many of the vendors offered free samples and helpful advice for organizing a wedding. The event aimed to provide brides to be with a one-stop location to plan their entire wedding. There were booths for photographers, wedding venues, desserts and even bachelorette parties.
Kirsch organized the event to promote local businesses and to inform Grinnell residents that even in a small town, a bride can plan her wedding without having to travel to Des Moines or Iowa City.
“[The show] is a good way to get people’s name out. There are different services and vendors here at Grinnell,” Kirsch said. “We can get people to keep their business here. We have these at-home shops and businesses that people don’t always know about.”
—Compiled by Connie Lee,