Building the wedding community

By Spencer Drake

After the 2022 Wedding Expo turned out to be impactful for the community, Emily and Jim Wilkerson decided to bring it to Ruston again. With new vendors and a great host site, the 2023 Wedding Expo hopes of bringing the wedding community in the area closer together.

The Wedding Expo will be held in the Norton Building in downtown Ruston and will host multiple vendors, all bringing a unique service to help complete the special day for many of the couples that attend. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

“The goal is to provide many different  local vendors with many different services. Not only do we get to help the local vendors by getting their name exposed, but the vendors get to help local couples have the best day they could possibly imagine,” said Emily Wilkerson. 

The Expo is also an opportunity for couples to meet other couples and create a sense of community. Couples can bounce ideas off of each other, gather opinions or simply make new friends in the same stage of life. The vendors can also be apart of this community as they are right there in person with the couples. This creates a chance for the couples and the vendors to get to know each other on a much more personable level.

“Having the vendors in person there with the couples makes all the difference in the world because it makes the interaction between the two that much more personable,” Emily Wilkerson said. 

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