The 2016 Mackay Wedding Showcase is on this weekend at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Expo organiser Lucy Dillon, from Lucy Dillon for Brides/Crafty Cat, said the 2016 Mackay Wedding Showcase would have a different format this year.

"We have had the opportunity to change things a bit for this wedding expo and plan to have a bit more of an intimate gathering with a high standard of displays from over 50 local businesses."

"Absolute Weddings and Events are bringing along their giant games for attendees to try out. You can hire these to keep guests amused during the wait between your ceremony and reception and they are a lot of fun."

Fashion parades will be by Mavis May Boutique, Man About Formal Hire, and Jill Burston for Brides, while various businesses will be presenting interesting live demonstrations throughout the day.

"We have Funk It Up sharing tips about keeping your make up looking fresh and for the men we have Man About Formal Hire planning something special and Starcut Flowers showing how to pin a corsage. Some of the attendees will be able to participate and learn some new skills too."

"Brides-to-be can register at the door to go into the draw to win the major prize of a $400 voucher from Greg Neill Jewellers. Winners must be present to claim this prize drawn at the conclusion of the expo, but there are other chances to win."

"We are running an online prize draw again for those busy brides-to-be who can’t make it on the day. They just have to visit to enter"

Proceeds from the day’s gold coin entry donation goes to Mackay’s Breast Cancer Support Services.

"We want as many people to attend as possible to support our local Breast Cancer ladies so grab your mother, aunts, sisters, cousins, and friends and bring them along."

Further information is available at

DATE: Sunday, 7 August, 2016
TIME: 10am to 2pm
ENTRY: Gold Coin Donation to Breast Cancer Support Services
WHERE: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.