The day will shine on more than 20 local businesses specializing in everything from flowers, photos and hair to jewelry, formal wear and event planning. Raffle tickets will sell for $1 each and will include prizes such as a case of wine from the Co Co County Wine Company, or a $200 discount on jewelry from Crème de la Gem.
The idea behind the first-time event, said Annette Beckstrand, co-owner of His and Her Formal Wear, is to show customers that they can shop locally and still shop well – very well.
“Our biggest focus is to show people that they don’t have to drive over the hill anymore for top-quality wedding items and services,” said Beckstrand. “It’s all right here.” “We’re so excited to show people that we have everything here in downtown. Why would they go anywhere else?”
Pink, of course, conjures up images of femininity, but has also come to represent the fight against breast cancer. In support of the search for a cure, A Bride’s Day Out will donate a portion of the raffle ticket proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Customers who attend and book three or more vendors on the day of the fair will also receive an additional 5-percent discount on top of whatever initial discount an individual business offers.
“If the client doesn’t have anything except the guy, then she can come to A Bride’s Day Out and book everything at a great discount,” said Ashley Dicksa, owner of Creative Events by Ashley. “It’s a great way to make a grand sweep and get it all taken care of at a terrific price.”
And even if you’re not altar bound, but have a special event, prom or family celebration in your future, A Bride’s Day Out can handle that, too.
“Those other kinds of special occasions also use the same services,” said Donna Ross, owner of Crème dela Gem. “So this is a great event for anyone looking down the road at a special event. It’s also a wonderful way to support the downtown and its vendors. We look forward to a great day.”
A Bride’s Day Out will be held March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Brentwood. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-634-5900, or visit www.creativeeventsbyashley.com.