Millsboro Chamber invites brides-to-be to ‘Platinum Affair’

Planning a wedding can take nearly a year, and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce hopes to give couples a start on the process with the 20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show.

“A Platinum Affair” will be held in the Millsboro Town Center on Sunday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the show costs $5 per person, with brides-to-be admitted free of charge.

Chamber Executive Director Amy Simmons said the show will feature more than 30 vendors, ranging from professional photographers to wedding caterers, hair salons, caterers and more.

“We have pretty much everything, in one way or another, for a wedding… We’ve had some vendors who have been coming all 20 years.”

During the day, two fashion shows will be presented, by Candelight Bridal and Amore Bridal, showcasing fashions for brides, mothers-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, flower girls and prom.

Simmons thanked Chardon Jewelers, the Voice Radio and Rehoboth Hampton Inn for sponsoring the event this year. She added that Rehoboth Hampton Inn would be giving away the grand prize at the show: a two-night stay, with dinner for two in Rehoboth, along with a honeymoon basket in the room. She noted that other door prizes will be given away throughout the day, provided by participating vendors.

As this year marks the 20th year of the show, Simmons said, “There are going to be surprises along the way” to mark the occasion.

“We’re going to be giving out some little drinks as the brides come in, compliments of the Chamber. We wanted to make it a little special this year.”

Simmons said she hopes the show will have a good turnout and great weather, and that brides-to-be leave with lots of information to help them plan their dream weddings.

“It has withstood the test of time. Twenty years is a long time in this area for something to run, and run successfully. People return year after year… I just think it’s great. It’s a great event, a happy time for the brides, and we just enjoy doing it. It’s just a great day.”

The Millsboro Town Center is located at 322 Wilson Highway in downtown Millsboro. For more information, call the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at (302) 934-6777 or visit