Summer Events for San Francisco’s Brides-to-Be

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When you’re in the throes of planning your dream wedding, it’s easy to go from happily motivated to overwhelmed and fatigued all in the same day. As a recent bride, I found that the best way to get back into that creative state of mind was to attend a low-key yet inspired bridal event—especially one that serves up plenty of eye candy and, of course, bubbly.

Whether you’re a bridesmaid helping out your BFF or you are the actual bride-to-be, here are a few boutique-style events that are worth a pit-stop with your fiance or friends, starting tonight.

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What: Bloomingdale’s and Brides magazine’s “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party

Where: Bloomingdale’s Westfield San Francisco Centre

Registry, Concourse Level

When: 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 10

Info: Free; RSVP to 415.856.5376

Why: Make him feel like registering is less chore and more fun by introducing him to fine china and Egyptian cotton sheets over cocktails, appetizers and  cake.

Courtesy of Suite Five Salon

What: Everything but the Dress Bridal Fair

Where: Suite Five Salon, 305 Grant Ave., Fifth floor, San Francisco

When: Sunday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Info: Free; RSVP to 415.362.5005, suitefivesalon.com/blog

Why: Relax with your entourage over bubbly and bites while meeting local vendors including Mission favorite Bi-Rite Market, Blueberry photography, Cherries Florist, The Buttercream Studio, Shades of Hue Cosmetics, Well Rehearsed event planning and more.

Courtesy of Promises and Pearls

What: Promises and Pearls Bridal Soiree

Where: The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St., San Francisco

When: Wednesday, July 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

Info: Tickets $5, register at http://www.promisesandpearls.com

Why: Peruse a wide range of quality products and services from vendors including Especially Yours Chair Covers, Asiel Design, Thomas John Events and more in an ultra-posh setting.

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