Making decisions is hard enough when you're not under the pressure of rogue wedding paparazzi, thousands of eyes, and a massive nonrefundable deposit. Today's side deal makes the wedding process less inelegant with a $10 pair of tickets to the Wedding Faire, Northern California's largest wedding event (a $24 value at the door, $20 value online). The ticket pair admits you and a friend to the fantastical event, taking place January 9 and 10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are good for admission on the single day of your choice.
Stop frocking around and visit the fest's 2,500 square feet of gowns. From modest sheaths to cupcake-hemmed confections worthy of a princess, you'll find affordable dresses ($299–$399) available for purchase. Fashion shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. offer much-needed inspiration for outfitting your wedding entourage, while wedding workshops increase your agility points in everything from receptions to honeymoons. Discover decorating know-how at 10:30 a.m., jot down jet-setting tips at noon, and score secrets on how to save at 2 p.m. Stick around for a dream-wedding giveaway on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for more than $10,000 in prizes (you must be present to win). Visit the Wedding Faire site to see the complete schedule.
Exhibitors showcase wedding essentials, from cake (A Piece of Cake, Loves Cupcakes) to cosmetics (Mary Kay Cosmetics) to photography (Carlos Da Silva Photography, Francis Fine Art Productions). Check the website closer to the event date for a complete listing. If someone you know will be ringed with sparkle this holiday season, get this Groupon as a thoughtful stocking stuffer, or purchase tickets for your family and friends if you're unable to make decisions on your own.