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Lake County Tourism supports upcoming wedding expos

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2010

GROVELAND — The Lake County Tourism & Business Relations Division is increasing its marketing efforts to help newly engaged couples find their way through the maze of matrimonial planning and enjoy a storybook wedding day in Lake County.

Lake County Tourism recently launched an online wedding planner at www.weddingsinlake.com, which allows brides and grooms to plan their special day by building a guest list, browsing local service providers and creating & sending out save-the-date e-cards to guests. In addition, Lake County Tourism updated its printed 40-page Weddings & Celebration Guide that includes a comprehensive listing of local bakeries, caterers, wedding planners, suggested facilities, florists, jewelers, photographers, entertainers, printers and travel planners.

“Your wedding day is one of the most sacred moments in your life,” said Debi Dyer, Lake County Tourism Specialist. “Whether your dream for the big day is grandiose or quaint, Lake County has the picture-perfect setting and friendly service providers to make your dreams come true.”

During its campaign to promote weddings in Lake County, Tourism staffers will be exhibiting at several upcoming wedding expos and is encouraging new brides to join them:

  • Feb. 21 — Lake County Wedding Professionals Event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Mission Inn Resort & Club, located at 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills. More info: 407-928-9612.
  • March 21 — ZMaxRadio.com Bridal Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Collina Golf Club, located at 15920 County Road 455, Montverde. More info: 407-469-3779.
  • April 11 — Lake Receptions Bridal Expo beginning at 1 p.m. at Lake Receptions, located at 4425 Highway 19A, Mount Dora. More info: (352) 357-8223.

“The effort to promote weddings will help connect businesses in Lake County that specialize in weddings with couples who are planning to tie the knot,” said Greg Mihalic, Director of Tourism & Business Relations. “It gives us an opportunity to connect our member businesses to a very lucrative customer.”

For more help planning your wedding, call (800) 430-LAKE, log on to www.weddingsinlake.com or visit the Lake County Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27, in Groveland.

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