5 Upcoming Events in Nashville You Don’t Want to Miss


Wedding season has officially arrived! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, love is in the air!

All things bridal seems to be popping up at every corner – from springtime flowers to wedding-themed emails and everywhere in between. If you’re a local bride, you won’t want to miss these upcoming Nashville events!

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Check out the tulips at Cheekwood

If Say Yes to the Dress’s Kleinfeld is not within your budget, rest assured there are other options, especially if you fancy a great thrift store find!

Goodwill’s Annual Wedding Gala is this Saturday, March 18, from 6-10 a.m. at the RiverGate Goodwill store.

This event is the organization’s once-a-year sale that offers Nashville-area brides a chance to shop for wedding gowns, bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride dresses, and accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Many of the available gowns are donated by local boutiques and can include designers like Maggie Sottero.

What you need to know: Grab a friend and arrive early because sizes and colors are limited. Opt for comfy, easy-to-remove clothes like yoga pants and a hoodie so you can try on dresses in record time. And don’t forget shapewear! A pair of Spanx can make all the difference, especially with form-fitting wedding gowns.

Think of it as a pre-nuptial adventure! You may just find the dress of your dreams.

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If you’re ready to shop for invitations, look no further than Paper Source, which recently unveiled its new line of wedding stationary and is celebrating with a sale! Find coordinating Save the Date, RSVP cards, custom embossers, and more.

Plus, you can book an appointment with one of Paper Source’s wedding experts, who are trained in finding an invitation that is unique to your wedding – and they will guide you through the entire invitation-related process.

The shop’s website also features a wide variety of wedding resources for color inspiration, tips for making DIY invitations, and highlights of wedding inspiration from Paper Source’s YouTube channel.

Plan your dream wedding in one day

Wedding shows really have become a rite of passage for brides-to-be, and lucky for you, Pink Bridal Show has announced its spring event will be held in Nashville on Saturday, April 9, at Music City Center.

The excitement of wedding shows is unparalleled. Brides-to-be show up, hand-in-hand with their moms, besties, and even grooms. All around them are stunning displays showcasing the latest in wedding trends. Models parade around in the hottest bridal fashions.

They visit booth after booth of prospective vendors, sampling tasty wedding cakes and chatting with photographers and DJs. Several lucky brides will even win some fantastic giveaways. And most wedding professionals offer special discounts to brides who book them during (or shortly after) the show.

Pink Bridal Show announced it will feature even more luxurious options than ever before, including a full couture wedding-planning section!

A not-so-secret garden

Springtime is just around the corner, and more than 100,000 tulips are blooming at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Cheekwood in Bloom will be in full effect from March 18 – April 23 and features a full line-up of multi-colored tulips, daffodils, crocus, magnolias, snowdrops, dogwoods, hyacinths, and redbuds.

Not only is the garden absolutely breathtaking, but it’s also available for pre-scheduled Portrait Photography that will make for equally incredible engagement and/or bridal photos you can cherish forever.

Cheekwood requests a 3-day advance notice for all portrait sessions, and the group charges a sitting fee for any posed photography or videography. The cost is $200 for members and $300 for non-members and includes a 3-hour session for up to 6 guests (including photographer). Additionally, non-members will receive a dual household membership good for one year with their photography session.

One-of-a-kind, just like you

Shopping for the perfect bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts? Maybe you’re on the hunt for that show-stopping accessory that will make your bridal style truly unique?

Porter Flea is sure to have exactly what you need for your special day.

Now in its sixth year, Porter Flea is Nashville’s definitive pop-up event featuring modern handmade goods from the area’s most talented designers. The semi-annual artisan event is slated for June 16-17 at Skyway Studios in East Nashville.

Launched in 2011, the event brings together more than 140 gifted local and regional artists to share truly unique, local, and handmade gifts. Porter Flea is far from your grandma’s craft sho

rry, grandma. We love you.) In fact, vendors complete a lengthy vetting process that ensures only high-quality products make the cut.

We are especially fond of Hey Wanderer (hand-dyed bridal kimonos), Fernweh Jewels (nature-inspired jewelry), and Quiet Clementine (colorful, playful ceramics) for boho brides.

Go ahead, add these dates to your calendar. You won’t want to miss a single one!

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