by: Ryan O'Brian

As anyone who is married (or has been married) can attest, planning your special day is not a simple undertaking. Fortunately, there's a chance for you to plan the whole day in just one stop this Sunday.

My wife and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage this July and believe it or not, I had a pretty big hand in planning our wedding. I figured it was just a much a special day for me as it was for her, so I should have some say in what was going to happen. I remember driving all over town to meet with caterer after caterer, photographer after photographer, picking out the flowers, and finding someone to make the cake (yes, I had a hand in all of those decisions). That doesn't include the time my wife put in looking for her dress and the bridesmaid dresses. I'd be lying if I said there wasn't a time or two where my wife wanted to say "hell with it" (or possibly something a bit harsher) and elope, but we pushed through and ended up having a great wedding with a great reception that had 350 of our friends and family drink 7 kegs of beer, several cases of wine, and 25 gallons of daquari mix. It was a party that we still have people comment on to this day making all the work and frustrations totally worth it.

The Ultimate Wedding Expo this Sunday from Noon-4pm at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center auditorium is designed to help alleviate the stress of planning your wedding by putting everything you need in one spot. Admission is free and the event features a wide variety of local businesses ready to assist you with making sure the day you've dreamed of all your life happens just like you envisioned.