Planning a new life with your future husband or wife? Congratulations! From planning a wedding to buying your first house, you have a lot of milestones to celebrate, and we look forward to helping you do that. But you also have a lot of expenses and decisions to consider, especially if you hope to nab that perfect venue or live in that dream house. Fortunately, bridal shows were made with you in mind, and Baltimore has plenty of events to choose from!
This winter, add some wedding-themed fun into your financial planning with some of our city's most popular bridal shows. With the right wedding vendor discounts and giveaways, you could decrease your wedding budget and increase your down payment. If you're smart about the choices you make for your wedding, you may even be able to consider more valuable Baltimore homes for sale.
Every penny counts when you're buying your first home together, so grab those bridal discounts and freebies when you can. Here are five of our favorite bridal shows in the Baltimore area, all coming up within the next few months:
- Patuxent Greens Winter Wedding Open House
When: Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 4 PM
Where: Patuxent Green (14115 Greenview Drive, Laurel)
The Patuxent Greens Winter Wedding Open House is a great way to check out one of Baltimore's most romantic ceremony and reception venues. Meet the golf and country club's staff as well as local wedding vendors as you enjoy views of the water and the greens. Book your wedding at this scenic site during the show, and you'll get half off the usual rental rate.
- Baltimore Bride's Aisle Style 2018
When: Monday, January 22 from 5 to 8:30 PM
Where: Four Seasons (200 International Drive, Baltimore)
This year, Baltimore Bride is hosting Aisle Style 2018 at the Four Seasons, and it promises to be the biggest one yet. The magazine's third annual wedding event and fashion show, Aisle Style showcases dozens of local wedding vendors and includes some amazing food and giveaways.
- Baltimore Wedding Experience
When: Saturday, February 3 from 5 to 9 PM and Sunday, February 4 from 11 AM to 4 PM
Where: Baltimore Convention Center (1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore)
The Baltimore Wedding Experience is an immersive, weekend-long wedding show with fun photo-ops, an extensive runway show, and hundreds of demos to inspire your fashion, hair, makeup, food, place settings, music, décor, and more. Don't miss this experience if you're short on ideas.
- The Wedding Premiere
When: Sunday, February 25 from 1 to 4 PM
Where: The Hotel at the University of Maryland (7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park)
Don't miss The Wedding Premiere at one of Baltimore's newest wedding venues. Sponsored by SugarBakers Cakes and The Hotel itself, this "interactive wedding event" takes place at the University of Maryland's gorgeous new venue. Check out their ballrooms and penthouse event space while you're mingling with vendors and sipping champagne.
- Hats and Fascinators Bridal Show
When: Saturday, March 3 from 2 to 6 PM
Where: The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia)
Grab your best hat or fascinator for this fun wedding vendor event, which costs $10 and includes all your favorite wedding event treats: cake tastings, free mimosas, a fashion show, and of course a full lineup of vendors for your big day.
As you plan your new life together, make sure you have an experienced real estate agent on your side. At BHHS Homesale Realty, our REALTORS® are eager to help you take the first step toward married life. Contact us to learn more about buying a house in Baltimore.