All You Need to Plan Your Dream Wedding

For those soon to be knee-deep in wedding planning, the 2023 Bridal Expo at Franchesco’s Ristorante, 7128 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, gathers top bridal vendors all together in one location.

“We are incredibly excited to bring back one of our most beloved traditions at Franchesco’s – the honor of hosting our brides and grooms as they plan their special day,” says Michelle LaMay, Franchesco’s general manager. “Planning your big day can be super overwhelming. If you don’t know where to start and you’re looking to get some great ideas for your wedding, you can head over to the Franchesco’s Bridal Expo.”

The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 18 from noon-3 p.m. Brides- and grooms-to-be can find all categories of vendors from DJs, photographers, florists and event coordinators to travel agents, jewelers, officiants and make-up artists. There are also vendors for hotels, bridal gowns, tuxedos, photo booths, ceremony and reception venues, transportation, salons and more.

“Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be difficult,” LaMay says. “We’re bringing you the best of the best in a can’t-miss event for brides-to-be. Franchesco’s is your one-stop shop.”

Tickets for the bridal expo cost $10 and include appetizers, a signature cocktail and giveaways.

Attendees can expect prizes and giveaways from every vendor in attendance, plus a grand-prizeraffle for $1,000 towards a wedding at Franchesco’s.

“It’s such a fun day,” LaMay says. “Bring your mom, your bridesmaids and your friends for a day full of wedding fun. We can’t wait to see you.” ❚