Philadelphia-Area Wedding Planning Events and Bridal Trunk Shows

Photograph courtesy Anna Campbell

Wedding planning takes an army, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered this summer. 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 (a giant fake wedding party?! Yes, please!) to ease your planning load.

Check out all the best local bridal events you don’t want to miss below.

Friday, July 13 to Saturday, July 14

Brides, gather your tribe and shop the gorgeous new Amsale designer bridesmaids styles at an Amsale Trunk Show at Philly’s Bella Bridesmaids. If it turns out you like a style, your girls will get a 10% discount when they purchase a gown that weekend. Beautiful dresses and a chance to save a little dough? Sign us up! This trunk show is by appointment only, so be sure to email to make yours. 30 South Bank Street, Old City. 

Sunday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 31

Head over to either of two Nicole Miller locations in the area for two weeks of crazy-good savings on style. While the Nicole Miller Semi-Annual Sale doesn’t include bridal dresses, it’s still a great time to find (and get 50-57% off) the perfect dress for your shower, rehearsal dinner, after-party, or honeymoon. So many parties, so little time…but at least now you’ll have something fabulous to wear. 200 South Broad Street, Center City; 4249 Main Street, Manayunk.

Thursday, July 19

This is one wild Philly wedding event you won’t want to miss. Get ready to party with other brides-and grooms-to-be (and their wedding parties) at The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia, a super fun bridal show alternative at Moulin. Get IRL wedding inspo at this festive event, which gives vendors an opportunity to showcase their products and services through a real vow renewal. You and your crew will serve as the “wedding guests,” so come ready to dine, drink, dance at a “reception,” and celebrate true love as you shop around local vendors in preparation for your big day. The event goes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get tickets in advance here3502 Scotts Lane, East Falls. 

Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 29th

Elizabeth Johns Bridal Salon in Ardmore is getting ready to share a selection of  enchanting and romantic designs from Liancarlo’s new dress collection. Brides-to-be eager to find the perfect gown should check out this weekend Liancarlo Trunk Show. Be sure to call the store to make an appointment (610-649-8100) or RSVP through the website. 46 St. James Place, Ardmore.

Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22

Bring your bridal party to gush over Martina Liana‘s newest collection of couture romantic wedding dresses with you at Philly Bride. Whether you’re looking for intricate back detail or feminine lace accents (or both), you’ll have over a dozen stunning style options available at the boutique. If you find your dream dress, they’ll hook you up with a discount. It’s truly a win-win situation.  

Friday, July 27 to Saturday, July 28th

Head back to Bella Bridesmaids for the Theia Trunk Show to view chic new Theia bridesmaids styles. Dresses come in an assortment of colors and styles. The best part is that during this event you get a 10% discount on all Theia bridesmaid dresses. It’s appointment-only, so reach out to to book your appointment.

Sunday, July 29

Say yes to your flower girl dress! Get dolled up for the impossibly adorable event Princess Tea at Mari Mi. Their couture Flower Girl Event runs on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sip tea, bring along your flower girl for the fun. If you choose a dreamy dress from their couture flower girl line, you’ll receive ten percent off your purchase. Space is limited, so be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot at 484-350-8989. 1010 Pine Street, Washington Square West. 

Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5

We dare you not to fall in love with one of Hayley Paige‘s feminine yet edgy dresses at this trunk show at Philly Bride. With their detailed bodices and charming, flared skirts, they’ll add to your regal wedding-day glory. Say yes to one on the spot at store and enjoy day-of discounts.  

Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12

Mari Mi will debut the Rosa Clará 2019 collection! The chic bridal boutique will be the first in the U.S. to carry the dresses, which hail all the way from Barcelona. Call 484-350-8989  now to reserve some quality time with the gowns during the trunk show. The designs are so magical, it’s going to be hard to pick just one. 1010 Pine Street, Washington Square West.

Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19

End your search for the perfect dress here at this classic Badgley Mischka trunk show at the Philly Bride boutique. The salon will carry around ten to fifteen dresses from the latest collection, and shoppers can take advantage of discounts throughout the duration of the show. 304 Walnut Street, Old City. 

Friday August 17 to Sunday, August 19

The Anna Campbell Wanderlust Collection, fit for a bohemian bride, will make its Philadelphia debut this August. The tie-to-fit dresses are as chic as they are stunning. Plus, their unique styles often less need for alterations than others, which can be a real boon. The event will take place at Lovely Bride. Try on the styles to see if they’re a fit for you, and enjoy 10 percent off all weekend long. 237 Market Street, Old City. 

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