Bridal fairs offer the ideal opportunity for brides-to-be to begin their wedding planning, cultivate their vision for the big day, and shrewdly hide their favorite wedding dress maker behind all the other vendors. Ensure your ceremony stands out with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to Bridal Fair By-The-Sea's Romance on the Water show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at the Dana Point Yacht Club (up to a $15 value; $10 in advance and $15 at the door).
The elegant artisan-styled Romance on the Water bridal fair exhibits an eclectic array of resources and local vendors to assist brides-to-be in crafting their vision for matrimonial merriment. Delectable hors d'oeuvres and live music from an on-site DJ sate gallivanting bridal buffs as they seek inspiration in chic surroundings designed by a modish crop of top-notch vendors that, in past fairs, have included Crate & Barrel, The Cupcake Store, and Krista Jon Floral & Botanical Stylist. Jo Malone, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, and Frette Linens are set to join the May 22 fair's roster.
Guests can get a PhD in idyllic espousal imaging from expert shutterbug Robert Evans, who will deliver a master class on attaining the perfect wedding photos and Photoshopping out unsightly mustard stains (attendees will also have a chance to win a $10,000 photo package from the celeb-capturing lensman, while noshing on free eats and sipping mimosas). Luxuriate amongst the Dana Point Yacht Club's scenic oceanfront vistas while learning modern techniques for planning an event that's tasteful, environment-friendly, and devoid of droopy, hastily assembled dandelion bouquets.