October 2016 Small Business Startup: Soirée NNY

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business CAPTION Sarah Compo owns and operates Sioree NNY, an event planning and day-of coordinating business.

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business
Sarah Compo owns and operates Sioree NNY, an event planning and day-of coordinating business.

 

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Annual show offers lots of choices for brides-to-be

Engaged couple Kari E. Denen, Adams Center, right, and Chris M. Walts, Watertown, center, speak with Sherwood Florist employee Hannah L. Cottrell, left, about the types of flowers they might buy for their wedding later in the year. Photo by Amanda Morrison/Watertown Daily Times

A bride often makes a year’s worth of decisions before she finally says a couple of important words on the day of her vows, the legendary “I do.” The wedding is supposed to be her reward for all the headache-filled hours spent planning the affair.

There seemed to be two categories of brides-to-be who stopped by the annual Bridal Showcase on Sunday at the Dulles State Office Building on Washington Street to plan their weddings.

The first approached the task with some trepidation, being helped by friends and relatives. The second group, by contrast, showed no signs of intimidation. For these women, the role of their entourage was clear: to indulge them. One bride-to-be’s mother jokingly referred to her as “a bridezilla.”

Ashley L. Cahill confided that her best friend, Nora M. Cloonan, was only pretending to be overwhelmed about her wedding, set for the spring of 2014. Miss Cahill, 23, will be a bridesmaid at her friend’s wedding.

“This is her cup of tea,” Miss Cahill said with a laugh. “This is a girl that will pick out 60 different shirts to try on in a dressing room. My goal is to keep her calm, and to keep her mom calm. We’re going to have fun doing this.”

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