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Hundreds of brides-to-be were in the Grand Sierra Resort Sunday for the annual Fantasy Wedding Faire.

Not only were they preparing for their big day, but they were also helping out a great cause. All the proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.

Brandi Shivers admits, planning a wedding, can be overwhelming.

"There's so many different styles and decisions to make, and food, and dresses," she says. "I mean, that's probably the hardest part."

The bride-to-be is getting married at the end of March, and she's still gathering ideas for the reception.

"We're actually doing a destination wedding, and then going back and having a party," says Brandi. "Looking forward to a good reception."

All the women had plenty of options to choose from. Photographer Jerrine Plunket says this time of year is busy because a lot of folks get engaged right after the holidays.

"You get a lot of people just looking, obviously. This is kind of overwhelming for a lot of people," she says. "They come in, they're like, 'whoh, there's so much going on.'"

There was certainly a lot going on, including a fashion show. A good way for these future brides to see all their choices.

"You see teens all the way up to 40s and 50s," says Kara Skellett. "They're newlyweds or they're planning their wedding."

Even some of the men got in on the action. A good way to earn some brownie points.

"I think deep down, they really do want to keep an eye on what's going on, and they want to put their say in and stuff like that," says Matthew Scadden.

Some brides want their future husbands to pitch in. However, many women like Brandi don't mind if the men stay home and leave the decision making up to them.

"After we first got engaged, he said, 'I learned from the guys at work to say 'yes, honey, and whatever you want and just to make you happy,'" she says, laughing.

From ticket and booth sales at the event, the American Heart Association expects to raise $80,000 in all.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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