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Brides can get help planning for big day Jan. 9 at TRAC in Pasco

Gorgeous gowns, romantic honeymoons, scrumptious wedding cakes.

You will find ideas on those and anything else needed or wanted for your big day at this year's Brides 2011 show Jan. 9 at TRAC in Pasco.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be two fashion shows at 1 and 3 p.m.

Admission is $10, with tickets available at all Just Roses locations in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla, Fashion Corner in Sunnyside or at the door.

Terry Marie Fleischman, sponsor of the event and owner of Imbue modeling agency, said the bridal show has drawn more than 1,000 visitors each year since it started 10 years ago.

"What we provide our patrons is a show production that rivals a Las Vegas event," Fleischman said.

There will be 30 professional models in formal attire, some of whom were flown in from New York and Las Vegas just for this event, she added.

Other entertainment planned throughout the day includes a break-dancing exhibition and salsa dancers who will give brides some catchy, flashy alternatives for their first dance.

There also will be plenty of complimentary delicacies for visitors to sample, Fleischman said.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;