Real Weddings Brides…come and see us at any of these upcoming events this summer and fall, and not only will you get a free copy of Real Weddings Magazine and our wedding planning resource guide The Bride’s 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

May 19, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

August 18, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 29, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

October 20, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

November 10, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Admission is free. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and tour the resort.

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A Little Of Everything & Yocha Dehe Golf Club Bridal Showcase

June 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Cache Creek Casino

Admission is free for the first 100 brides to register. This event features a complimentary photo booth, fine cuisines by Yocha Dehe Golf Club, reception displays, cake tastings, contests, prizes and giveaways with raffles, and a chance to meet the outstanding Northern California wedding professionals.

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Fifth Annual Bridal D’Elegance Open House at The Delta King

June 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Delta King, Old Sacramento

Admission is free but please call 916-444-8052 to reserve your tickets. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, vendor giveaways, a fashion show, entertainment and more.

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Flawless Fairytale Bridal Show

June 2, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe

Free admission. Enjoy a bridal fashion show, network with local vendors, taste samples of hors d’oeuvres and register to win a Free champagne toast.

RSVP to Catering Department at 530.577.0788 x 205 or email

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Day to Remember Bridal Show

June 15, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Citrus Heights Community Center, Citrus Heights

$5 Admission. Sample wedding cake and tasty food, see live hair and makeup demos, get money-saving specials for your wedding day too! Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding or a large lavish affair, you’ll find wedding fashions, accessories and services to fit every taste and budget.

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Orchard Creek Lodge Bridal Open House – Brides…Blankets….Baskets. Picnic Inspired Weddings

June 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Orchard Creek Lodge, Lincoln

Free Admission. Please RSVP to Meghan Louder, Banquet Sales Manager (916) 625-4043 or

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Bridal & Special Event Faire at Old Sugar Mill

June 27, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

Admission is $10 at the door or get complimentary tickets through participating vendors. Join the Carvalho Family Winery team and over 50 Preferred Wedding & Event Vendors!

RSVP to 916.275.8719 or

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Granite Bay Golf Club’s Wedding Open House

July 11, 2013 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

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

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Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center Sequoia Mansion Open House

July 19, 2013 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center Sequoia Mansion, Placerville

Free admission. Enjoy hosted champagne, appetizers, giveaways and raffles while you meet local wedding vendors.

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Vizcaya’s Open House at Vizcaya, Sacramento

July 18, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

September 19, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

November 7, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

Admission is free. Meet some of Vizcaya’s favorite vendors, be guided in the right direction in your wedding planning, taste amazing food, see table designs and have a blast! Please RSVP to or 916-594-9285.

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Weddings of Elegance Showcase

August 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Center of Praise Ministries, Sacramento

Free Admission. Center of Praise Ministries Weddings of Elegance Showcase cordially invites you to the premier wedding showcase of the year! Come see what it means to have a true wedding of elegance.

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Chico Fall Bridal Show

August 18, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico

$10 Admission. 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.

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Folsom Bridal Show

August 25, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom

$10 admission at the door, $6 admission online. Your one-stop shopping experience where meeting professionals will help you feel confident in planning your wedding.

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Yuba-Sutter Fall Bridal Show

September 8, 2013 from 12-5 p.m. at Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, Yuba City

$5 Admission. The finest bridal show north of Sacramento! Find everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams on site at the show.

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The Bridal Expo

September 21-22, 2013 at Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights

Saturday Mall Hours from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday Mall Hours from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission is $20 or $15 if you register online in advance. Fun, exhibits, samples, prizes, fashions and more.

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Weddings of the World Bridal Show

October 6, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, Sacramento International Airport

$5 Admission. Free admission with pre-registration

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His & Hers Wedded Affair – A Weekend of Inspiration

October 25 & 26, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley

Friday, October 25, from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission starts at $7.50 per person. His & Hers Wedded Affair tickets are valid for both days of the affair. Each day has it’s own itinerary of events, however the vendors are the same for both days. Friday night is designed for couples and you must be 21 years and older to attend. The Tapas & Beer pairing has an additional charge & requires pre-registration to participate.

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A Berry Special Event Bridal Show & Open House

November 10, 2013 from 12 – 4 p.m. at A Berry Special Event, Sacramento

Free Admission. Do you need planning, decor, rentals, lighting, sound, photographer, hair & make-up artist and more? It’’s the perfect time of year to fall in love with A Berry Special Event’s free one stop shop free open house event 2013.

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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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