Marysville’s annual Wedding Show will be virtual this year and is planned to be broadcast on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m.

The show will be available on the city of Marysville’s Facebook and YouTube channels and will include information from the city as well as vendors like florists, photographers, officiants, real estate, home loans and event planning.

“Like so many other events that are going on this year, we’ve taken it virtual,” said Chris Taylor, cultural arts supervisor for the city of Marysville.

The city and vendors will provide information about local wedding services that are available.

“We’ve filmed our segments for the public and will put this on YouTube and Facebook,” said Taylor.

“Instead of meeting in-person with the vendors we are filming segments with them so you can learn about their services,” he said.

The annual Wedding Show is usually held at the Marysville Opera House, a wedding venue itself, and attracts people who are looking for wedding planning information.

“We’re trying to reach you if you are halfway through or starting to plan your wedding,” said Taylor.

Usually, people like the opportunity to meet all of the local florists, photographers, wedding planners and others.

“I think they love meeting and talking with the different vendors available,” said Taylor. “It’s the easiest way to wrap your mind around everything that is needed."

Planning a wedding can be intimidating for those who don’t have any experience doing so, said Taylor, and it helps to have vendors that can talk about your specific needs. 

“There is so much to take in and consider when planning,” he said.

“You can think to yourself ‘what do I need to do,’ and really get the ball rolling on having a plan,” he said.

The show typically helps local couples build contacts for more in-depth help for the future as well, and Taylor hopes the virtual wedding show will be able to do that as well.

“You want it to go off as well as possible and so we want to provide you with as much information as possible for that,” said Taylor.

This is the first time  the event is virtual, although Taylor said that city staff have gained a lot of knowledge about how to hold online events over the last 10 months.

“It is new for this specific event but we’ve been doing this since July now so we’ve built up a little experience,” he said.

For more information about the show, email Chris Taylor at ctaylor@marysvillewa.gov

 

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