From the extravagant exhibitions to the glitz and glamour that engulfed the Duke Lodge last weekend, this year’s Wedding Expo has been deemed as the best one thus far.These sentiments were expressed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Roraima Airways, Captain Gerry Gouveia during an interview with the Guyana Times. While mentioning that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the exhibition in Guyana, Gouveia highlighted that all aspects of the events turned out to be a success.“It was spectacular. There was an exposure to colours, music, dancers and religion. It was just amazing when you look at the show and the exhibitors,” he stated.In addition to the colossal turnout of spectators, just to get a glimpse of the entertaining manifestations and the display of approximately 45 different booths, the weather also submitted to the evenings’ requirements.While explaining that there is the need for more collaboration among other businesses in the events, Captain Gouveia emphasized on the need for Guyana to understand the importance of wedding tourism. This is light of the fact the Government is initiating to reform the legislation, which allows persons to come to Guyana and get married within three days.“A lot of foreigners will choose Guyana as a wedding destination. They will also bring other people and more revenues will be earned. It will create an enormous economic benefit for Guyana,” he stated.When asked about the plans for the next Wedding Expo, the CEO revealed, “This is the tenth year of our wedding expo and wedding expo is going to continue to be here for the next 100 years”.He also added that the only plan so far for the next exhibition is to make it “bigger and better” for 2019.This years’ wedding expo was a three day event and featured displays of different services that are needed during the wedding season. Patrons, who visited the exhibition free of cost, were exposed to the amenities such as décor, jewelry, clothing, catering, photography and music that can be made available while the exhibitors gained an opportunity to promote their businesses. This year, exhibitors were pleased with the bookings they received from new clients.Gouveia added, “Our exhibitors this year were very enthusiastic about the response of the bookings they got so wedding expo really lived up to all of the expectations that we had”.Additionally, the excitement continued with a presentation of outfits by a number of religions and cultures. However, the main attraction was the “Race to the Altar” competition, in which one lucky couple won an all-expense paid for wedding.Applications for next year’s competition are already available and couples who wish to get married are encouraged to submit their request.