The annual Great Bridal Expo takes over much of the Marriott Maquis exhibit space on Friday, Feb. 5th with around 100 exhibitors, including top wedding dress designers, romantic and affordable destinations for the ceremony or honeymoon, or both, photographers, and more. Tickets are an affordable $8, cheap enough to take your bridesmaids, even your future mother-in-law. Get tickets here. The Great Bridal Expo is 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Weddington Way’s LovePopShop is hosting a Claire Pettibone Bridal Trunk Show in Soho, with the latest wedding and special occasion dresses, Feb. 4-7. The shop is at 109 Mercer St., tel 646-926-0577 to make an appointment (appointments are required). Website.
Monica’s Bridal in Brooklyn holds its annual clearance sale Feb. 15-17, with 50% to 90% off the latest bridal, evening wear, jewelry, accessories, veils and shoes, including for mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaids. Brands include Pronovias, San Patrick, Enzoani, Allure Bridal, Allure Couture, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, Casablanca, Jovani, Terani, Mac Dugal, and Tadashi, in sizes from 6 to 22. Hours are 11am to 7pm all three days, no appointments necessary. Monica’s Bridal is at 1637 Sheepshead Bay Rd., with easy access from the B or Q trains.
Another great bridal resource for New Yorkers is The Bridal Garden, which sells gowns donated by designers and stores, and sales support education programs for disadvantaged children. So you’ll look good while you do good and save money.