Students can opt to engage in wedding planning seminar

Students wanting to tie the knot can find out how to plan their dream wedding on Thursday.
Senior public relations major Kala Bertrand said this event, titled Wedding University, is meant to educate students “about the steps it takes to have a successful wedding and what it takes to put in the planning for it to be your dream wedding.”
The event will start with a discussion focusing on common relationship issues and solutions. Afterward, a local wedding coordinator will speak about what to expect when planning a wedding and pricing in today’s economy, according to a press release.
Vendors will also be available for guests to speak to including Jones Bros. Jewelers, DeJure Formal Wear & Bridal Palace and Dreamweaver Wedding & Event Coordinators, to name a few.
Bertrand said she encourages students to go, even if they are not planning on getting married in the near future.
“Just because you are not getting married or in a serious relationship doesn’t mean you haven’t thought about getting married or even what you want your wedding day to be like,” she said. “These vendors are going to help students and the community achieve their perfect wedding day or night.”
Bertrand also said students can speak to the vendors about other events they may be planning.
“You can get great information from all these vendors, even if you are not getting married,” she said. “They can help with party ideas, gift ideas as well as, dances, proms and date nights. These businesses are great to work with in the community.”
Bertrand said Wedding University will focus on more than just the wedding.
“We thought even further behind the aisle,” she said. “This event is more than just a wedding event with your typical flowers, cakes and dresses, we are having someone talk about relationships and learning about the steps you need to go through in purchasing a home. There are many steps that I never even thought about until creating this event. There is a lot more to marriage than walking down an aisle and having your last name change.”
Wedding University is sponsored by the Peoria Women’s Club and Jones Bros. Jewelers. It will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 301 NE Madison Ave.