Photo courtesy Konstantino
12.9 – 11 // Lex’s of Carytown Holiday Wedding Season Kickoff Lex’s of Carytown is launching the holiday wedding season with a celebration inside the boutique. Check out the new 2017 bridesmaid dresses and receive a free gown when purchasing five or more. Be sure to browse new mother-of-the-bride gowns as well. 355-5425 or lexsofcarytown.com.
12.13 Konstantino Trunk Show Head to the Cary Court location of Schwarzschild Jewelers to experience Grecian-born designer Konstantino’s latest designs and get a hands-on look at the full breadth of his captivating collections, handmade in Greece by artisans using ancient techniques. A Konstantino representative will be on hand to assist with selections. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. schwarzschild.com.
1.6 // Debut Party Get ready for the ball during this miLA Bridal event. Stop by and create a custom debutante dress at the boutique. Appointments only. Stony Point Fashion Park. 330-3118 or miLABridal.com.
1.8 // Richmond Wedding Experience Planning your wedding is easy and fun at the Richmond Wedding Experience. Chat with area wedding professionals and taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers and find the perfect look from the latest styles on display during the fashion show. Get inspired while discovering new ideas and uncovering the latest trends. Tickets cost $15 at the door; save 25 percent when purchasing online with the offer code RMAG. Greater Richmond Convention Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weddingexperience.com.
1.15 // Charlottesville Elegance In Bridal Show Head to Charlottesville to plan your wedding at this event showcasing about 45 wedding professionals in the beautiful Omni Hotel. Hundreds of brides annually attend, saving time and energy by meeting all of their potential vendors in one day. Receive free magazines, enjoy the fashion show featuring attire for the entire wedding party by Amanda’s Touch Bridal & Formal and Men’s Wearhouse, taste food and cake samples, participate in opportunities to win prizes, and more. The first 300 brides and grooms receive an eight-day honeymoon certificate valid in Mexico, and the first 200 brides receive swag bags. $10. Noon to 4 p.m. 434-298-4636 or eleganceinbridalshow.com.
1.15 // Richmond Wedding Expo At this event, presented by locally owned Richmond Weddings, meet with more than 100 local wedding professionals in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Plus, check out the fashion show on stage in the historic Altria Theater. General admission is $15 online and $20 day of show. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. richmondweddings.com.
2.12 // The Wedding Crashers Tour For the third year, The Wedding Crashers Tour is back, offering opportunities to meet local wedding professionals and get inspired. This year, engaged couples will be chauffeured around some of Richmond’s most unique wedding venues. The tour begins at the host site, the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, where coffee, bites, sips and entertainment will be provided. Then attendees will be transported to three different stops: the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, the Hilton Downtown Richmond and the Hofheimer Building. The tour ends back at the training center with a special after party at Quirk Hotel. $35. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weddingcrasherstour.com.
2.26 // Richmond Greater Virginia Bridal Show The eighth annual event hosted by Virginia Bride Magazine features local wedding professionals, a fashion show by That’s My Dress Bridal, VIP tours of the mansion on the grounds of the Meadow Event Park, door prizes and more. The Meadow Event Park Farm Bureau Center. 1 to 5 p.m. $10 (cash only, ATM on premises). vabridemagazine.com/richmond-bridal-show-february-26-2017.
3.2 – 4 // Spring Diamond Event Head to Schwarzschild Jewelers’ three locations (Cary Court, March 2; Alverser Plaza, March 3; Short Pump Town Center, March 4) for their designer trunk show event. Browse fine diamonds, diamond engagement rings and other diamond jewelry pieces. Diamond experts and representatives of the featured collections will be on hand to assist with selections. Receive a gift with purchase, and special financing is available (see store for details). Dates are subject to change; check with the stores for the most up-to-date information. schwarzschild.com.
3.8 // Happy Hour Wedding Showcase For this event, presented by Let’s Toast, head to the Hippodrome Speakeasy to meet local wedding professionals. Come out and enjoy complimentary drinks and plan your wedding in two hours. Must be 21 or older to attend. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. facebook.com/events/1339162496108811.
4.TBD // Engaged: Virginia’s 2nd Annual LGBTQ Wedding Show Unite Virginia is pleased to announce Engaged — Virginia’s second-annual statewide LGBTQ wedding show. This event brings LGBTQ couples and their allies together with inclusive vendors in a fun and safe environment. Stay tuned for more details closer to April. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Greater Richmond Convention Center (subject to change). unitevamag.com.
5.7 – 31 // Design Your Dream Dress Join miLA Bridal in May for a day of design. Meet the boutique’s gown designers and create the dress of your dreams. RSVP required. Stony Point Fashion Park. 330-3118 or miLABridal.com.