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Show helps brides plan for the big day

Event benefits breast cancer awareness

Event benefits breast cancer awareness

January 21, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

HAGERSTOWN - Tim Cahall, who co-owns The Main Event with his wife, Carol, said about 90 percent of all engagements occur between November and February.

He said most couples spend about a week celebrating. Then, the reality sets in that they've got a wedding to plan.

Kellie Engstrom's boyfriend proposed to her over the Christmas holiday. On Sunday, she was taking advantage of a one-stop shop for her bridal needs - the Hagerstown Bridal Show.

The show, which is the first held in Hagerstown for The Main Event, was at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Antietam Creek. Proceeds from a $3 admission fee were donated to Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley.

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Engstrom, 23, lives in Mercersburg, Pa., and plans to marry her fianc, Adam Boettcher, also of Mercersburg, in May 2009. She said she was at the bridal show Sunday to get ideas for her big day.

"I've seen a lot of photographers I liked," Engstrom said.

About 600 people were expected to attend the event, which included a fashion show. Dozens of vendors were on-site offering brides options for their wedding-planning needs, including catering, photography and disc jockeys.

Engstrom said seeing so many vendors at once was convenient.

Heather Stouffer, 22, of Waynesboro, Pa., said she is marrying her fianc, Bradley Reichard, also of Waynesboro, in June. The only thing she needs are invitations.

Stouffer, who says she expects to invite 200 to 300 guests, said she saw some invitations she liked Sunday. She said she'll have to mail them soon but was keeping her "options open."

The Main Event is a Mount Airy, Md.-based business that provides everything from event decorating and balloon deliveries to party supplies and special effects, according to the business' Web site.

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