Philadelphia-Area Wedding Planning Events and Bridal Trunk Shows

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The Gracy Accad Fall 2018 Collection. Photo by Dan Lecca

Wedding planning takes an army, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. If you’re planning a wedding in Philadelphia, here are the wedding dress trunk shows, venue open houses, wedding vendor showcases, and other events you need to know about to ease your planning load.

Check out all the best local bridal events you don’t want to miss below (plus check out our list of wedding experts who can make your Big Day that much easier.)

Monday, September 24 to Friday, October 5

Adorned by glamorous lace accents and a feminine allure, there is something truly regal about Monique Lhuillier’s latest collection of dresses. Stop by Bella Bridesmaids to call one of them your own, and enjoy a discount, should you find what you are looking for. Make an appointment  here or call 267-639-5919. 30 South Bank Street, Old City. 

Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 30

A dress from Gracy Accad will have you looking elegant with a touch of NYC edge. Simple, chic and timeless styles continue to draw brides to this designer. Earn 10% off when you purchase a dress at The Wedding Shoppe this weekend. Get in on this event by scheduling an appointment on their website or calling 610-293-1299. 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.

Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30

A Morilee trunk show will be held at Bridal Garden this weekend. Dresses from this brand are bold, full, and exciting. To schedule your appointment at Bridal Garden, call 856-988-8188. Le Bella Donna in Jenkintown is also having a trunk show for Stella York this weekend. The flirty style of Stella York dresses are detailed with sparkle, romantic lace and tumbling tulle. To schedule your appointment at Le Bella Donna, click here. Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore is also hosting a designer showcase for Reem Acra this weekend. See the dazzling new collection, full of flawless beading and layered lace. Call 610-649-8100 to schedule your appointment. Bridal Garden: 900 West Route 70, Marlton NJ. Le Bella Donna: 319 York Road, Jenkintown. Elizabeth Johns: 46 Saint James Place, Ardmore.

Saturday, September 29 to Sunday, September 30

Bijou Bride is holding a “Story Event” for designer Maggie Sottero this weekend. This is a mini trunk show, but still an event for amazing dresses! Purchase a dress in store this weekend and get 10-15% off as well. Call 610-642-3888 to schedule an appointment. 102 East Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore. 

Sunday, September 30

Head over to the enchanting Tyler Gardens in Newtown, Pennsylvania for a Fall Open House, hosted by Open Aire Affairs and LaRue Events. This open house will feature “I Do” Bucks County, a celebration of the vibrant wedding culture that exists just outside of Philadelphia. Meet the local talent and small businesses, working to bring the wedding of your dreams to life – all while enjoying a full cocktail hour and ceremony. Get your tickets here. 275 Swamp Road, Newtown.

Thursday, October 4

Forget floral pajamas for bridal party gifts. Come mingle with other future brides at House of Catherine’s Babes & Boujee Threads and make your very own badass (and totally personalized) bridal jacket which can say anything from your name to “Boujee Bride” to “Philly Philly.” Bridal denim FTW! This DIY fashion workshop will showcase Mari Mi Bridal’s latest trends, along with a couple other vendors you may want to work with on your big day. Purchase your tickets here before they sell out! The Deck Philly, 401 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Old City. 

Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6

This one is for the groom and groomsmen who are ready to look sharp on wedding day: Henry A. Davidsen will be showcasing its Fall Wardrobe Event, offering the best prices of the season on the fabrics that will then become your tailored outfit. Although there are not yet any specific promotions set in place, this event is not to be missed. Call 215-310-0219 for further info. 1701 Spruce Street, Rittenhouse. 

Friday October 5 to Sunday, October 7

A brand new collection by Rue De Seine debuts at Lovely Bride this weekend, with an additional 10% when you buy in store. The Wild Heart collection features whimsical gowns with lots of lace and flowy designs. Make your appointment for this trunk show at online or call 215-627-1800. 237 Market Street, Old City. 

Friday October 5 to Sunday October 7

Mari Mi Bridal will be holding a Badgley Mischka trunk show this weekend with an extra 10% off all Badgley Mischka dresses! Radiate effortless beauty and the glamour of the Hollywood 40s with a dress from this brand. To book your appointment, call 484-350-8989. 1010 Pine Street, Washington Square West. 

Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 19

Dresses at this Bella Bridesmaids trunk show will be anything but ordinary, as Joanna August continues to push the envelope of bridal fashion. Grab your girl gang, get 10% off, and get to shopping! Make an appointment on their website or call 267-639-5919. 30 South Bank Street, Old City. 

Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 20

Don’t miss the Julie Vino trunk show at Nicole Bridal and Formal Shoppe, with 10-15% off gowns when you purchase in store. Julie Vino dresses are beautifully textured and effortlessly unique. Schedule an appointment online or call 215-886-2333. The Pavilion, 261 Old York Road, Jenkintown. 

Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14

Youthful charm and beauty come to mind when gazing at a Hayley Paige dress. Get an extra 10% when you purchase dresses for your bridesmaids during this fabulous trunk show at La Bella Moda. Contact the shop here to make an appointment or call 610-825-6385. Also this weekend is a Martina Liana trunk show at Bridal Garden. Brides can choose to mix n’ match fabrics and styles, or keep it sweet and simple with a dress from this designer. To schedule your appointment, call 856-988-8188. At the Le Bella Donna Jenkintown location, brides can attend an Essence of Australia trunk show this weekend as well. Dresses from this brand put a modern spin on boho style. To RSVP, visit their website.  La Bella Moda: 200 Fayette Street, Conshohocken. Bridal Garden: 900 West Route 70, Marlton NJ. Le Bella Donna: 319 York Road, Jenkintown.

Sunday, October 14

Gather your bridal party and enjoy a lovely Bridal Brunch at Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard with the Philadelphia Wedding team. We’d love to meet with you and help you learn helpful wedding tips from the area’s best professionals. Bonus: you’ll leave with a gift-bag in hand, full with goodies and promotions from our team, and participating professionals! Tickets are sold out, but be sure to follow along on Instagram for a peek at the action. 138 West Lancaster Avenue, Devon.

Wednesday, October 17

Brulee Catering is hosting a fabulous Wedding Open House cocktail hour at Memorial Hall for couples to tour the glamorous Hamilton Hall so that they can envision their ceremony staged in the towering South Foyer or whimsical Carousel House. Parking is complimentary. For more info, click here. To RSVP, call 215-578-5181 or email this address. 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, October 18 to Sunday October 21

Designer Adam Zohar truly understands that each bride is very different, with a certain style and vision for her wedding day. His passion and talent for wedding dresses come together and make magical gowns! 10 % off your purchase when you stop by The Wedding Shoppe this weekend. You won’t want to miss this, so schedule an appointment online or call 610-293-1299. 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.

Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21

“The Reign of Margaret Kane” by Sarah Seven will have it’s Philly debut this weekend at Lovely Bride. Brides can expect to see chic gowns with daring necklines. Hit this trunk show up and get an extra 10% off your in store purchase as well. To book your appointment, visit their website or call 215-627-1800. 

Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21

Turn up the drama with a gown from Sottero & Midgley on your wedding day. The luxe fabrics and one of a kind details will have you looking fire. Be sure to visit Bridal Garden this weekend! To schedule your appointment, call 856-988-8188. 900 West Route 70, Marlton, New Jersey. 

Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21

Find your perfect fit at the Stella York trunk show at Le Bella Donna’s Bensalem location. Inspired by the hottest red carpet trends and at an affordable price, you really can’t go wrong here. Schedule your appointment online or call 215-447-8773. 2213 Galloway Road, Bensalem.

Monday, October 22  to Friday, November 2

Unique to you and your bridesmaids style, dresses from Jenny Yoo will have your girls looking gorgeous. Stop by this trunk show at Bella Bridesmaids and take advantage of the 10% off markdown. Book an appointment on their website or call 267-639-5919. 

Friday, October 26 to Sunday, 28, Friday to Saturday

Be ultra glamorous on your wedding day in an impeccable Martina Liana gown. Bridal Garden is showcasing the collection this weekend, so call 856-988-8188 to secure your spot! 900 West Route 70, Marlton, New Jersey. 

Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28

The Fall 2018 collection by Wtoo will be at Lovely Bride this weekend, with an additional 10% off your Wtoo dress. Gowns from this designer look like a storybook dream, and come at a reasonable price. To schedule your appointment, click here or call 215-627-1800. 

Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28

See all the newest dresses from Essense of Australia in plus sizes at Le Bella Donna in Jenkintown. Exquisite beading and innovative finishes are what make dresses from this brand so popular. To RSVP, visit their website or call 215-690-4018. 319 York Road, Jenkintown.

Sunday, October 28 

Meet a select group of top boutique Philadelphia wedding vendors at the annual Fall in Love event, hosted this year at The Rittenhouse Hotel.  Participating vendors include L. Priori jewelry, Nutmeg Cake Design, Rachel Pearlman Photography, Clover Event Co. and more! This year, a live wedding concept will give couples a peek at how their wedding day could come together with the help of the participating vendors. Tickets ($30) are available here, and include bubbly and light bites. 1 to 4 p.m. Philadelphia Wedding readers can receive $10 off their ticket with the code PHILLYMAG10.

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