Flaco Guapo Media
Story/ photos by permission from Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – James Pettit, owner of West Texas Bridal Showcase, is giving his upcoming Bridal Show a cosmetic makeover with new ideas for the prospective brides-to-be, plus new vendors for a show that promises to be sold out before January 20th’s unveiling of a re-branded new 2019 WTBS. The Bridal Show is scheduled from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the McNease Convention Center with the fashion show set for 4 p.m.

Pettit stated that he wanted a different, new show. “So, we re-re-branded our logo, our website, all of our social media sites.” The new facelift started last June. Also in store for the New Year’s 28th annual, Bridal Showcase, is its’ presenting Sponsor--Myers Boutique, under the new ownership of Micah and Krystan Pratt.

This wedding dress is compliments of Korona’s Formal Wear, 1819 Knickerbocker Rd. 

Familiar vendors such as: Miss Hatties, Legend Jewelers, David’s Bridal, Korona’s Formal Wear, Mahon’s Alterations, Jackson’s Ladies, will be there again. As for some of the new vendors: Expose Salon, Angry Cactus, Stars on the Concho, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and Cordially Invited Wedding Planner.

“That’s really a good thing to have new businesses being a part of the show.” said Pettit. With over 25 years of success with the showcase, it helps to not only get new businesses on board, but it also puts new small and or established business owners in a position to get their brand in front of more potential customers in one day than some can in weeks. That itself helps put their mind at ease for the investment they make to be there, stated Pettit.

Another facelift James mentioned was for future brides to become interactive such as having a selfie ring bar, a flipflop bar, different things at various stations that brides can have fun at.

For tickets visit the new and improved www.westtexasbridalshowcase.com General Admission tickets can now be purchased in advance online at a 50% discount or get your VIP Fashion Show tickets as currently only 200 are left for purchase.

This year a portion of the WTBS proceeds will go to benefit the Terry Mikeska Foundation, concluded Pettit.