36th Annual Bridal Fair Returns to Marshfield Mall

Fashion Show Showcases Prom and Wedding Trends

Planning a wedding, or want to learn about the latest fashions? The 36th annual Bridal Fair returns to the Marshfield Mall on Sat. January 13 from 10-5:30 p.m.

It’s a convenient one-stop shop for wedding planning will give brides that chance to speak with 30 vendors, including florists, photographers, DJs, dressmakers, cake bakers, and caterers. It’s also the chance to view venues and browse honeymoon destinations.

There will be some new vendors, including cake bakers, Swarovski crystal, Pampered Chef, and makeup by Rodan & Fields.

Prizes and fun are all part of this free event. Enter to win raffles like champagne glasses and a free wedding cake. Spin the “wheel of fortune” for instant prizes donated by vendors, like gift certificates, spa pampering items, and more.

Circle the Date will host its free annual prom and bridal fashion show at 2:30 (prom) and 4 (bridal). Trending fashions will be displayed on the runway with new designer Ellie Wilde and a 2018 prom collection by Mori Lee. A DJ will be handing out 60 vendor prizes.

The prom dress show will reveal new trends, and there will be about 45 dresses displayed on the runway. “This year we’re looking at a lot of jewel tones,” said Bailey Cichon, show-runner and senior at Marshfield High School. “Last year it was a lot of pastels.” Other big trends this year include off-the-shoulder, open backs, and deep V-necks with netting. Two pieces have also stuck around.

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Dress labels have their own style. “This year the Mori Lee collection is based on Havana, so there’s a lot of sequins,” added Cichon. “It’s very flashy, sparkly. You’re not going to see a lot of embroidery. If there is some, it’s silver or gold.”

Circle the Date also picked up trendy designer Ellie Wilde, whose signature is horsehair ballgowns and floral prints.

A free prom dress will be a prize at the show, and the winner gets to come to the shop and choose her favorite. “People should be able to pick out their dress, and find the one they are just crazy about,” said Cichon. She said that while each school has different rules for dresses, the shop has a wide variety of styles off-the-rack and the ability to order dresses.

The runway show will feature wedding dresses, including dresses for the mother of the bride/groom, bridesmaid dresses, and tuxedos. Show-goers can expect to see many styles and trends, and designs by Stella York.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Cichon.

Cover photo by Kim Kopp