Jan 2010 Bridal sales and events

Can you believe that the first week of the new year is already over? Yes, even in this bitter cold, there are plans to be made, shops to visit and aspirin to take. Am I right? For those of you who are new to my column, every first Friday is dedicated to the grooms. You know, showing the men in your lives some love. Yes it will have lots of styling, to-do’s and gift ideas, but also some straight talk from some of the top professionals in the industry. So I’m hoping that beginning Jan. 15th, you (and your grooms) will come back because there is going to some great information as well as an amazing groom give-a-way.

I can’t think of a better kick off the 2010 Grooms series. Don’t worry ladies, next week there will be some great give-a-ways for you too. I’m so excited!!

Today, I wanted to give you a list of some really great events and sales coming up. Mark your calendar.

Sometimes when I’m just sitting here, trying to figure out how to make my column the premiere wedding source for you; how to provide you with the best and most timely information possible, it just comes to me. Why not just do it – you know, just put the information out there because you never know when there will be a ‘new reader’. So I’ve decided that I will make sure listings of events, trunk shows and other fun stuff will be published twice a month. Now let’s keep it real, there may be months when nothing is going on – it happens. Well during those times, I’ll let you know that too.

So let’s get this New Year started with things for this month. As I have said in the past, if you are a vendor or even a bride/groom that knows of a cool event, let me know about it. Send it to me at bridalease (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m happy to post all about it and I look forward to meeting a bunch of you in the coming months. Also just a reminder that sample sales and trunk shows are subject to change without notice, so make sure to call to confirm.

Trunk Shows:

Priscilla of Boston – various locations
Jan 12 – Jan 18 – Priscilla of Boston Salon
In New York – 212.997.3956 – Designer Collection Event
Jan 14 – Jan 18 – Priscilla of Boston Salon
In Short Hills – 973.376.2345 – Vineyard Traveling Trunk Show
Jan 19 / Jan 21 – Kleinfeld
In New York City – 646.633.4300 – Vineyard Trunk Show
Jan 30 – Jan 31 – Priscilla of Boston Salon
In New York – 212.997.3956 – Paris Trunk Show

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier –110 E 55th St, bet Park & Lex. 8th floor – 212.319.6778
Jan 21 – 23 Marchesa Trunk Show

Amsale – 625 Madison Ave NYC – 212.583.1700
Jan 15 – 16 Amsale Flagship Salon (Amsale line)
Jan 14 – 17 Saks Fifth Avenue (Christos line) – 212.940.2269

Pronovias – 14 Ease 52nd Street (bet. 5th & Madison) – 212.897.6393
Jan 15 – 16 Featuring the 2010 collection

Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon – 5th Avenue at 58th Street – 212.872.8957
Jan 14 – 16 Oscar De La Renta
Jan 22 – 23 J. Mendel
Jan 29 – 30 Jenny Packham

Sample Sale:

Jan 10 – 18
Bridal Reflections sample sale extended now through Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 5th Avenue, 260 Fifth Ave (at W. 28th ST)
Stunning designer gowns will be discounted from 30 to 70% off. You must call the salon at (212) 764-3040 to schedule an appointment.

Jan 18
Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier – 110 E 55th St, bet Park & Lex 8 th floor, 212.319.6778
If you are recently engaged or not, you know there is nothing like a sample sale . Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier & evening-wear will start the year off right with a sample sale featuring a mix of designers. This event is from10am-8 pm be sure you call 212.319.6778 for your appointment.

Bridal Reflections has a huge sample sale on Monday, January 18th at their Fifth Avenue, New York City location. Stunning designer gowns will be discounted from 30 to 70% off. Brides must call the salon to schedule an appointment (212) 764-3040.

Just plain fun event(s):

Jan 20
The cover is amazing and the information inside – pure David. You are invited to the book launch party of David Turera as he shares with you ‘THE BIG WHITE BOOK OF WEDDINGS’ at the W Hotel in Union Square, NYC on Wednesday, January 20th from 7-9pm. You will enjoy cocktails, planning advice from David himself. I will tell you that space is limited and you must RSVP ASAP to nychappeningsrsvp@whotels.com. Don’t live in NYC, don’t worry, David may come to a city near you very soon.

Jan 27
The Wedding Bootcamp is at it again. They will have their first event in NY, Wednesday January 27, 2010 – from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at NY Wedding Dance 1261 Broadway, Suite 510. There will be cocktails, tasting and of course dance lessons. For complimentary tickets use code EBNYC at www.weddingsalon.com

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