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.
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.
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.
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