Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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The Oregon Wedding Showcase is this weekend in Salem. This weekend, a bevy of brides-to-be descend on Salem for the Oregon Wedding Showcase.

The $70 billion wedding industry keeps expanding: everything from pre-wedding striptease lessons to a tricked-out limo now is part of the gig.

We talked to Judy Van Valkenberg, the showcase's organizer and wedding industry veteran, about bridal trends for 2007.

Destination weddings

More couples are opting to get married in places such as Hawaii, Mexico and Italy -- and to bring the whole family along for the ride.

Part of the reason destination weddings are popular is that they naturally limit the guest list, Van Valkenberg said.


"It seems like every bride I've quoted wants pink and brown," said Beth Vaughn, owner of Rhyme and a Reason Florals at 1223 Commercial St. 2007 winter formal dresses