Hotel Avalon will still have a role for people who register as VIP attendees. Danz said she will have gift bags handed out by men dressed in tuxedos in the hotel driveway entrance.
“We’re really trying to make brides feel special,” she said.
The event planner said future brides will be able to decide on specialty drink recipes for their reception, food and catering, intimate wedding ideas, even how to put on a wedding during a pandemic.
According to the Wedding Report, a research company that covers the wedding industry, more than 59,000 weddings took place in Georgia in 2019.
Kelly Kush, 27, plans to attend the virtual show and hopes the pandemic will be over before her wedding in April 2021. Shopping for wedding dresses in face masks was different but fun, she said. Kush met her wedding planner, photographer and videographer through video conferencing.
“We’re going forward with hope and positive thinking that everything will be fine,” Kush said. “We will make adjustments if we have to.”