Seven Local Wedding Expos and Events to Check out This Month
Dance, sip, and treat yourself, all in the name of wedding research.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Wedding Band Showcase
Nothing adds to your special day like a band that keeps your guests on their feet all night long. So get your groove on at Wilson Stevens’ live wedding band showcase which will feature entertainment by The Hub and Encore, two eight-piece bands with years of experience performing at events across New England. Whether they’re playing upbeat top 40 tunes or smooth and steady ballads, these are two must-see ensembles.
Free, Doors at 6:30 p.m., Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden St., Cambridge, wilsonstevens.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
Boston Weddings Bubbly Brunch
Pop, fizz, and clink at Boston Weddings’ very own bubbly brunch at the Four Seasons. The event will feature vendors who are truly the crème de la crème of the wedding industry, such as Janie Haas Events and Fête Collection. Plus, wedding planning works up your appetite, and the Four Seasons will cater to your cravings. French toast-flavored breakfast churros and bite-sized avocado toasts, anyone?
$65, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., Boston, bostonmagazine.com/bubblybrunch.
New England Bridal Showcase
Still on the hunt for a wedding dress, a venue, or a DJ? You’re in luck: The New England Bridal Showcase will feature a variety of vendors from across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Meet the DJ of your reception dreams, sign up for lessons to perfect your first dance, or scope out the perfect ride for your grand arrival. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to enter to win prizes such as wedding bands.
$6, 1 p.m., DoubleTree By Hilton, 2 Somerset Pkwy., Nashua, NH, newenglandbridalexpo.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 9 – MONDAY, MAY 13
Reformation Bridal Trunk Show
Reformation, an LA-based brand with a focus on sustainability, is holding a nation-wide trunk show tour where you and your bridesmaids can try on looks from their latest bridal collection. The vibe? Effortless and boho-inspired style with simple silhouettes and delicate designs. Other eco-friendly brands will join Reformation with fun treats too, including toxic-free manis by Cote and sustainable wine from Helen’s Wine.
Reformation, 342 Newbury St., Boston, thereformation.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
Massachusetts Rustic Wedding Expo
For the ultimate dose of wedding inspiration, head over to Francis Farm, a popular rustic-chic venue with four charming wedding halls and spectacular grounds. There, you’ll meet with 20 vendors, such as Threading n Heena, Kataram Studios photography, and Global Excellence travel specialists. Grooms: There will be men’s formalwear vendors on hand to attend to you, too.
$5, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Francis Farm, 27 Francis Farm Rd., Rehoboth, bridalshowsbykelly.com.
Flag Hill Distillery & Winery Wedding Showcase
With its 140 acres of vineyards, Flag Hill’s beautiful natural landscape is a stunning location for a tented affair. Join New Hampshire’s oldest distillery, and their on-site chef for an evening tasting featuring hors d’oeuvres, cake, and the venue’s signature summer sangria. After you fuel up, channel your energy into an immersive experience that’ll have you taking pics in a photo booth and testing out a limo’s comfy seats.
$5, 3 p.m. Flag Hill Distillery & Winery, 297 North River Rd., Lee, NH, eventbrite.com.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Power of a Flower Workshop
Spring has sprung and peonies are the prettiest pick in the garden this season at Cass School of Floral Design. Join their Power of a Flower workshop where you’ll learn how to take a flower as delicate as a peony and elevate its beauty by creating a colorful, lush arrangement. This class is meant for beginners, so no sweat if you aren’t an experienced flower arranger. By the end of the workshop you will be well versed in all things floral, including trends and techniques.
$150, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Cass School of Floral Design, 531 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, cassflowers.com.