A successful marriage, like tiger training, requires clear communication, positive reinforcement, and at least one pair of bite-proof gloves. Gather nuptial necessities with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $6, you get one ticket to the fifth annual International Wedding Festival, including its Grab the Gown event, at Modesto Centre Plaza on Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (a $13 value).
The Modesto Bee-praised International Wedding Festival introduces brides-to-be to the people, places, and dresses that make nuptials magical. Instead of darting from bakery to florist to photography studio atop a recently saddled butterfly, future wedders can meet all three under one roof, along with DJs, caterers, and professional event planners. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Grab the Gown showdown unleashes a frenzy of the betrothed upon marked-down designer dresses, from brand-new gowns worn once at a photo shoot ($250–$499) to frocks with minor personality flaws ($50–$249). After entering to win a trip to the Mexican Riviera, guests can conclude their bridal adventure at a 3 p.m. with a fashion show of gowns, tuxes, and bouquets that turn into full bridesmaids when left overnight in a gallon of water.
Modesto Women's Expo
The Modesto Women's Expo packs the Modesto Centre Plaza's 31,000 square feet full of beauty and spa services, health booths, cocktail samples, and fashion shows. During the one-day event, ladies can shop, watch demonstrations, and participate in workshops in between listening to inspiring guest speakers. These include Shari Fitzpatrick, the founder of Shari's Berries, and Dr. Joan Rosenberg, a psychologist and expert on teaching women how to unleash their confidence, courage, and creativity.
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