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Wedding Planning in Rockford ~ Things To-Do This Spring!

Who else is excited that the weekend is almost here? Whether you're relaxing at home or out and about, the weekend is the perfect time to unwind and make some special memories with your soon-to-be spouse! The weekend also happens to be a great time to check off some items on your wedding to-do list, together!

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Visit Potential Wedding Venues

Hidden Creek Estates is hosting their Grand Expansion Unveiling and Re-Opening this Sunday, May 19th from 3:00-6:00 PM. With a 3,000 square foot expansion and new event space choices to marvel at - there will also be giveaways, live music, snacks and more! The best part - no reservations or ticket are required.

Anderson Japanese Gardens continues their Tuesday Evening in the Gardens summertime concert series. A great time to not only see the gardens, but experience live music often highlighting local artists. This event also draws in food trucks, bakeries, and more so you can taste test some treats that you can consider bringing to your special day.

Rockford City Market kicks off Market Season this Friday, May 16th! Be sure to visit the Indoor Market to see the updates and renovations to the event spaces - and visit Crust and Crumbles, Quixotic Bakery, and Bop Bop! City Market takes place every Friday through September from 4:00-8:30 PM and features local vendors, food trucks, live music, and so much more!

Meet with Potential Vendors

Join the Weddings by Danica Team and Tad More Tailoring for a Wedding Vision Board Workshop on Saturday, May 25th from 3:00-6:00 PM. Couples will learn how to create a cohesive wedding vision and work together to identify their most important wedding day elements and learn about wedding trends and styles. Tickets are $20 per couple and available online at this link!

Check with your favorite photographers to see if they are hosting any mini photography sessions! Chelsea Marie Photography will be hosting mini sessions throughout June, July, and August with themes ranging from green house to beach/boat and even Christmas!

CRE8IV Music & Arts Fest on May 31 - June 2 happening in downtown Rockford will introduce you to local musicians, artists, and more that can provide an array of services for wedding day! This free, community event is a must-see!

Do Some Shopping

If Garage Sales are your thing, be sure to check out the Kensington Subdivision Garage Sale in Rockton May 16-May 18, Candlewick Lake Garage Sales May 17-May 19. Keep an eye out for wedding lots, vases, antique plates or glassware, candles, photobooth props, and more!

Spend some time talking about the wedding while you Stuff Your Stanley at Cattle & Cream on Saturday, June 1st! Did you know that Cattle and Cream also offers box lunch catering? Great for while you are getting ready on wedding morning!

There is nothing better than spring florals, and Buckets n Blooms in Rockton has their bloom bar available on various days that allows you to make your own bouquet! Great for those of us figuring out which flowers we want to incorporate on wedding day. Be sure to check their Facebook page for a list of events and to see when the bloom bar is available!

There are so many great things happening this spring to get you wedding day ready! If you are ready to take your wedding planning a step further, then be sure to schedule your Free Planning Consult Call with the Weddings by Danica team so we can help you in the next steps of your wedding journey!

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