Dannette Krugel got tired of seeing Grove City brides-to-be at shows in Powell, Dublin and Upper Arlington.
"Last year, I had 47 weddings (as clients)," said Krugel, owner of Dannette's Floral Boutique at 3538 Broadway. "It's sad they're going somewhere else to get what they can get here. ... I wanted to bring it to Grove City."
Krugel said she decided to look around for other local businesses to which she could refer clients -- and that led to the creation of Broadway Brides, a network of about 30 businesses, most of them located in Grove City.
Each provides a service or product brides would need or desire for their big day and beyond, such as photography, videography, cakes, invitations, music and trips to the salon or spa.
"A lot of our businesses are located on Broadway, hence the name," said Pamela Saviers, owner of the Human Touch Salon and Day Spa at 3669 Broadway. "Sometimes people just aren't aware of what's available to them in Grove City or locally."
On Sunday, March 2, the group will host its first bridal show from noon to 5 p.m. at Venue 62, 3995 Broadway. In addition to spotlighting assorted vendors, the show will have photo booths, chair massages, airbrush tanning demonstrations with a model, raffle prizes and more.
Admission is free.
"I think it's going to be a lot of fun," Saviers said.
"I'm just really excited," Krugel said.
In addition to what they might need for their wedding, brides-to-be will also have a chance to learn about things such as insurance and financial planning -- "stuff not just for their wedding day, but for their new life they are starting," Krugel said.
For the inaugural event, the number of vendors will be limited to one per category, such as one photographer, one florist and one bakery.
"As we grow, we'd like to open up to more than one vendor per category," Saviers said.
While not all members of Broadway Brides will be vendors at the show, Krugel said they will be listed in referral books.
"All the brides will get one of those," she said.
For more information, visit the group's Facebook page at facebook.com/BroadwayBrides.