Real Weddings Readers…come and see us at any of these upcoming events in the new year, and not only will you get a free copy of Real Weddings Magazine and our wedding planning resource guide The Planning Guide, you’ll get our Real Weddings Tote Bag and get to register to win great giveaways!
Save-the-date for these upcoming events, and watch our blog for more information as the events draw near. We’ll see you soon at these fabulous bridal shows!
Arden Hills Bridal Open House at Arden Hills, Sacramento
January 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
January 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
September 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
October 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
November 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Admission is free. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and tour the resort.
For more information, log on to ardenhills.net
Botanica Floral & Event Design Workshop Series
January 27, 2014 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. or January 29, 2014 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Botanica Floral & Event Design Studio at 8160 14th Avenue in Sacramento
Botanica Floral & Event Design is pleased to present their first Workshop Series, Wedding Design: Defining Your Style! They’ll will be opening their studio to brides and grooms who are interested in creating a unique space and experience for their wedding.
$50 registration fee.
To register for this workshop, please visit: rentals.botanicaevents.com/wedding_workshops/
Chico Bridal Show
January 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico
The largest and finest bridal show in Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties. Find everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams on site at the show. Enjoy catering samples, cake samples, DJ’s, photographers, wedding planning magazines, photo booths, party rental companies, wedding facilities, bridal shops, tuxedo rentals, florists , wedding websites, cosmetics and salons, pre-wedding counseling, videographers, bartender services, jewelers and much more await you at the show.
Reserve and book onsite with local services at the event to secure their service for your date!
Admission: $10 adults Children 12 and over $1 Children under 12 free with a paying adult Free Parking
For more information, log on to chicobridalshow.com
Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event – Roseville Galleria
January 16, 2014, from 6-9 p.m.
Macy’s Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Get the Star Treatment at Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event. Join Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry for an event featuring fun beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and great registry experts to help you create your dream registry. Attendees will receive a fabulous goodie bag. Admission is free, but please RSVP to reserve your spot. Call 916-771-3333 x2640.
For more information, visit macys.com
Granite Bay Golf Club’s Wedding Open House
January 16, 2014 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive in Granite Bay
Free admission. Enjoy delicious chef prepared hors d’ oeuvres, fine sparkling champagne and wine. Meet some of the most experienced wedding professionals.
RSVP to 916-791-7578 x 110
For more information, log on to Granitebayclub.com
Mother Lode Bridal Faire
January 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp
Admission is free. Great vendors and great raffle prizes.
For more information, log on to calaveras.org
Nevada County Annual Destination Wedding Expo
January 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Gold Miners Inn, Holiday Inn, Holbrooke Hotel and Elks Lodge in Grass Valley
For more information, log on to facebook.com/Destinationweddingexpo
Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event – Downtown Plaza
January 23, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.
Macy’s Westfield Downtown Plaza in Sacramento
Get the Star Treatment at Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event. Join Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry for an event featuring fun beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and great registry experts to help you create your dream registry. Attendees receive a fabulous goodie bag. Admission is free, but please RSVP to reserve your spot. Call 916-444-3333 x2640
For more information, log on to macys.com
The Bridal Expo
January 25-26, 2014 Saturday Mall Hours from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday Mall Hours from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights
Admission is FREE! Fun, exhibits, samples, prizes, fashions and more.
For more information, log on to bridal-expos.com
Weddings of the World Bridal Show
January 26, 2014 from 2-5 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott at 4422 Y Street in Midtown Sacramento
Start planning your stress free wedding at “the best little bridal show.” Show features vendors for the Classic American Wedding, but also those who specialize in Indian, Asian and Russian weddings as well.
Admission is free with pre-registration, $5 at the door.
For more information, log on to wowbridalshow.com
Yuba-Sutter Bridal Show
January 26, 2014 from 12-5 p.m.
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City
This is the largest and finest bridal show held in Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties. Join them for wedding cake sampling, dozens of doors prizes, caterer sampling, free wedding planning books, live fashion shows, featuring all the latest styles, and over 80 local exhibitors prepared to help you in creating your perfect wedding at the right price.
Tickets are only available at the door – Admission: $7 for adults (16 and over) $1 for children (5 to 15) Children under 5 – Free
For more information, log on to chicobridalshow.com
Vizcaya’s Open House
January 30, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. March 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
June 5, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
August 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
October 16, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
Vizcaya at 2019 21st Street in Sacramento
Meet, mingle and munch! Come and experience Vizcaya!
You will be able to meet some of Vizcaya’s favorite vendors, be guided in the right direction in your wedding planning, taste some amazing food, see table designs and have a blast!
Please RSVP to stacey.kitchell@Vizcayasacramento.com or 916-594-9285
For more information, log on to vizcayasacramento.com
Old Sugar Mill at Carvalho Family Winery Bridal & Special Event Faire
January 30, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. &
June 26, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.
Old Sugar Mill at Carvalho Family Winery in Clarksburg
Join the Carvalho Family Winery team and over 60 preferred wedding & event vendors!
Admission is $10 at the door or get complimentary tickets with RSVP.
RSVP to 916-744-1625 or Events@CarvalhoFamilyWinery.com
For more information, log on to CarvalhoFamilyWinery.com
It’s a Wedding Affair
February 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cameron Park Community Center in Cameron Park
Admission is free. Enjoy food tastings, meet with wedding vendors, enjoy fashion shows and more. Get your complimentary Real Weddings Magazine and The Bride’s Guide at this event!
For more information, log on to cameronpark.org
LGBT Wedding Expo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Red Lion Hotel Woodlake at 500 Leisure Lane in Sacramento
Save-the-date for LGBT Wedding Expo Sacramento! (Time TBD)
What you can expect to enjoy: Food / Cake Tastings, Wine Tastings, A Fashion Show – Tailored to LGBT Brides and Grooms, A “Battle of the Wedding Djs,” Great Raffle Prizes, and much, much more!
Remember this event will be free of charge to attend and open to the public (straight or gay). Also there will be plenty of free parking!
For more information, visit: saclgbtweddingexpo.com/attendees.html; and be sure to “like” their Facebook page: facebook.com/SacLbgtWeddingExpo
Dream Wedding Show
February 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cal-Expo in Sacramento
Meet with more than 150 wedding vendors. Fashion shows at 10:15, 12:30 and 2:30—all are different.
Admission is $10.
Online discounts are available for pre-registration. Use promo code “RealWed” when registering here.
For more information, log on to dreamweddingshow.com.
Sonora Wedding Faire
February 23, 2014 from 12-4 p.m.
Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora
Admission is free. Enjoy over 40 vendors and a fashion show.
For more information, log on to sonoraweddings.net
Maggie Sottero Trunk Show at Enchanted Bridal Shoppe
February 28th – March 2nd 2014
Enchanted Bridal Shoppe, 5321 Sunrise Blvd. in Fair Oaks
Preview Maggie Sottero’s 2014 collection.
Appointments are required. Please call 916-965-5683.
For more information, log on to EnchantedBridalShoppe.com
Weddings & More! Special Events Showcase
March 9, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
Admission is $10 or $5 by registering online in advance. Meet top wedding vendors from the Greater Sacramento area!
For more information, log on to weddingsandmore.ucdavis.edu
The Firehouse Wedding Showcase
March 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento
The Firehouse Wedding Showcase brings together top event experts, products, and services on one day—to answer questions, offer inspiration, and help you create your perfect wedding experience. Invite your bridal party, your family, and your fiancé to sip a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres while you plan your perfect day. Fabulous and valuable prizes throughout the day.
Pre-registration only $5 per person in advance; $10 at the door.
To purchase tickets, log on to firehouseweddingshowcase14.eventbrite.com
“Something Blue” Lake Tahoe Wedding Expo
March 2, 2014 from 12 – 3 p.m.
Montbleu Casino & Resort at 55 Highway 50 in Lake Tahoe
Join the Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association for their 4th Annual Something Blue Wedding Expo!
Over 60 local Lake Tahoe wedding vendors (including: ceremony and reception venues, caterers, photographers, florists and bakers and more!!!) will be available to answer your questions and help you plan your Lake Tahoe wedding!
Come join the fun with raffle prizes, fashion show, champagne, food samples, music and more! Save money, save time and avoid the lines, pre-register now here for $12 each.
Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each.
For more information, log on to somethingblueweddingexpo.com
Willow Creek Events Bridal Open House
March 22, 2014 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Willow Creek Events at 6841 Marysville Road in Browns Valley
Enjoy photographers, DJs, caterers, bridal fashion, live music, a photo booth and much more at Willow Creek Event’s Bridal Open House!
For more information, log on to willowcreekevents.net
BRIDAL SHOW TIPS!
Before you head out to the area’s bridal shows, check out this handy little list of tips to make the most of the experience:
- Don’t go it alone—bring a bridesmaid, your mom or a friend (or dare we suggest, your fiancé?). It will be helpful (and more fun!) to have their input and advice.
- Bring labels—many vendors offer prizes and contests, and additionally, you may want to request more information from selected vendors. By bringing pre-printed labels, you will save time and the hassle of having to complete this information booth after booth. Information that you might want to include: your name, address, phone, email, fiancé’s name and when you’re getting married.
- Bring a notebook—no matter how good your memory is, you’ll want to take some notes on vendors and ideas that catch your eye.
- Bring a sturdy tote bag—you’ll be picking up business cards, brochures, etc. Or, come to the shows where Real Weddings Magazine will be and we’ll give you one of our groovy reusable bags!
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