The Shows Go On

The Shows Go On

Upcoming wedding and trunk shows you shouldn’t miss.

By Jennifer Steffy Swanson
Cicada for RI Monthly
“Giselle” by Cicada Bridal. Photo by Marla Smith/Courtesy of Andria Bird Bride.

Trunk Shows give bridal salons the opportunity to showcase more dresses from a designer’s latest collection (and most popular styles) in their shop. If there’s a 2015 gown you’re simply dying to try on, hitting a trunk show will likely give you the chance. Appointments are required for most of these events, so call in advance.

Feb. 20-23: Sophia Tolli bridal 2015 spring collection at Wishing Well Bridal, 333 Newport Ave., East Providence, 434-4600,

Feb. 20-24: Sophia Tolli bridal collection at Yris Bridal Design Studio, 9 East Main St., West Warwick, 826-9497,

Feb. 22–March 1: Cicada Bridal at Andria Bird Bride, 225 Spring St., Newport, 924-3789,

March 6–8: Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta 2015 spring bridal collection at Bridal Garden, 110 Main St., East Greenwich, 886-0885,

March 6–21: Wedding Band Blitz at M.R.T. Jewelers, 927 Warren Ave., East Providence, 435-3500, (Ok, so this isn’t an actual trunk show, but this is an annual event in which M.R.T. offers 20 percent off all their wedding bands so it’s still a can’t-miss.)

April 17-19: Casablanca Bridal collection at Ana’s Bridal Boutique, 456 Warren Ave., East Providence, 438-5932,

May 1-3: Hayley Paige spring 2015 collection at Bridal Garden, 110 Main St., East Greenwich, 886-0885,


Wedding show season is winding down, but it’s not over yet. In case you got engaged after the January show rush (on Valentine’s Day, perhaps?), there are still a few upcoming events to put you in the planning spirit.

March 8: Cherish the Moments Wedding Expo

This annual show features food, entertainment, a fashion show, raffles and prizes. Fashion shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Couples are able to purchase and book services onsite with participating vendors. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $5. Jacky’s Galaxie Restaurant, 383 Metacom Ave., Bristol,

March 22: Harbor Lights Bridal Expo

Meet one-on-one with experienced wedding professional amid the elegant ambience of Harbor Lights Country Club. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while you explore the venue’s function spaces, which include the seaside terrace and ballroom, and chat with an array of vendors including music professionals, clothiers, photographers and more. Noon-4 p.m. Free admission. Harbor Lights Golf and Country Club, 150 Gray St., Warwick,

April 12: The Original Wedding Expo

This annual event showcases more than seventy-five area vendors from all facets of wedding planning from fashion and music to photography, stationers and sweets. The expo also features a special bridal gown and veil sale, and a 2 p.m. fashion show of gowns, tuxes and flowers. 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $7 online, or $12 at the door. Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln,

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