Courtesy of Gotham Hall
In an effort to avoid the crowded, chaotic atmosphere that traditional bridal shows can often have, The Ultimate Engagement event will be bringing the speed dating premise to the world of wedding planning. Here's how it works: You can register for an invitation to attend by visiting ultimate-engagement.com. Invitees (attendance will be limited to 400) will then select one-on-one appointment times with their choice of vendors (including Marcy Blum, Sylvia Weinstock, Ines Di Santo and more), and will receive a "dossier" to fill out and return before the event so that the vendors you're meeting with can be prepared to discuss specific ideas.
In addition to these individual appointments, you'll also have the chance to sip champagne, enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Creative Edge Parties, visit designer trunk shows and pop-up shops, and listen to educational seminars (including one led by Brides New York's own editor-in-chief, Julie Raimondi). The event takes place Sunday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gotham Hall; tickets are complimentary. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York