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5 Can’t-Miss Local Bridal Events Happening in Summer 2018

Not tying the knot until 2019/2020? Perfect! You can use this summer to get acquainted with all things planning-related by attending some (or all!) of the events highlighted below.


Pawtuxet Wedding Stroll

Okay, so it May (hah) not be summer just yet, but the gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately more than justifies this event’s spot on our list! Tomorrow, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Pawtuxet Village will be hosting it’s fifth annual wedding stroll, an event which puts a unique twist on your average wedding show. Begin your outing at Salon KG and pick up a map of the stroll’s stops, and then make your way around the village to meet with a bunch of talented local wedding professionals, including Spark Bridal and Aldo’s House of Formals (both of which will have designs on display!). More perks include free admission and the chance to win a huge raffle basket.

The Details

Date: May 5

Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: Pawtuxet Village in Cranston (Stroll begins at Salon KG)

Price: Free

 


 

STYLEWEEK BRIDAL 

Not going to lie, we’re extra pumped about this one because Rhode Island Monthly’s Engaged has partnered with STYLEWEEK NORTHEAST to help make it happen! The aim of this fashion show-based event at the Dorrance is to connect the local community with wedding gown designers, wedding boutiques and other wedding industry professionals from the area. Goings-on include a cocktail hour, runway shows featuring a number of local designers (including Franklin Rogers and Arianna Nicola Designs), and a two-hour reception to allow guests and vendors to drink and mingle. Be sure to keep an eye on both ours and STYLEWEEK’s social media pages as more details will be released in the coming weeks!

The Details

Date: June 4

Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: The Dorrance in Providence

Price: Free

 


Summer Wedding Expo 

Just over the border in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Double B Promotions will be hosting 65 (yes, 65!) local wedding vendors at their big summer Wedding Expo. Guests will have the chance to bond with other brides-and grooms-to-be, sample wedding cake flavors, test different wedding-day hair styles, feast their eyes on divine floral displays, find the right photography style for their vision, and more all while enjoying music being played by a live band or DJ. All are welcome, so if your mom, mother-in-law, bridal party, or even soon-to-be spouse want to join — the more the merrier! Added bonus: If you pre-register for the event, you will be entered into a $200 Visa Gift Card giveaway!

The Details

Date: June 24

Time: 12–5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Price: $5


Block Island Wedding Show

Planning to get married on the Block? Kill two birds with one stone this summer by booking an island getaway vacation that will also let you tick off a few items on your wedding prep to-do list! On July 8, many of Block Island’s (as well as the mainland’s!) top wedding vendors will be setting up shop on the beautiful grounds of the Sullivan House. Expect appearances by the Atlantic Inn, Rose Farm Inn, Ellie’s Bakery, Ryan Designs, Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment, Block Island Musicians, Annie’s Escapes, La Bella Rose, Koru Eco Spa, Sara Zarrella Photography, Hilary B. Photography, Sea Dog Cruising and more!

The Details

Date: July 8

Time: 12–3 p.m.

Location: The Sullivan House on Block Island

Price: $15 for 2 people with pre-registration, prices may vary at the door

 


Wedding Expo

Another Double B Promotions event, this Wedding Expo is perfect for all the couples who couldn’t make the one in July, or even the ones who decided they need another round of chatting with some amazing local vendors. Again, this event will showcase vendors from all the specialties, including photography, floral design, cakes and desserts, dance lessons, honeymoon and travel, catering, music, hair and makeup, decor and lighting and more, so you can essentially cover all of your wedding planning needs in one afternoon!

The Details

Date: August 5

Time: 12–5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Price: $5

 

Do you know of an upcoming wedding-related event taking place in or around Rhode Island that’s not listed here? Email details to kmurray@rimonthly.com! 

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