Bridal and Vendor Expo set for Saturday, May 13

ALABASTER ­­–The Old Post Office at Siluria Mills is hosting its first Bridal and Vendor Expo on Saturday, May 13, starting at 2 p.m.

Jacob Lindsey, who owns the venue with his parents, said the Bridal and Vendor Expo will feature 25 vendors, half of which are wedding professionals, including wedding planners and caterers. The other half, Lindsey said, will offer other services and goods, such as hair styling, cosmetics and jewelry. Past brides will also be able to sell their gently used wedding decor at the event.

“This is the best way to give wedding professionals a chance to get familiar with our building. It also gives brides the opportunity to meet local vendors,” Lindsay said. “This gets everybody who we need for a wedding under the same roof. It’s going to be a big, fun day.”

Throughout the event, a photo booth, live music and free samples will be available for visitors. Brides can also shop at the Boutique Bazaar, which is also owned by the Lindsey family, next door.

Couples can also enter into a drawing to have their rental fees waived if they choose to have their ceremony at the Old Post Office. Lindsey said all couples that plan to get married in 2018 or later are eligible, and must be present to win.

Lindsey said the Bridal Vendor and Expo will serve as the Old Post Office’s first public event since it opened its doors in January. He is expecting 150 to 200 brides to attend.

Through the Bridal and Vendor Expo, Lindsey said he hopes the Old Post Office at Siluria Mills will become a more affordable and creative option for many local brides. According to Lindsey, the venue has already hosted several themed weddings for less than $3,000.

“Most weddings in this area are done in a church or on a farm. We definitely have a different look, and a downtown loft feel,” Lindsey said. “You can do a lot of different things with this venue.”

The Old Post Office at Siluria Mills is located at 633 11th Avenue South. For more information about the event or the Old Post Office, visit Theoldpostofficesm.com.