Bridal 2000

Publication Date: Wednesday Feb. 9, 2000

EVENTS

Getting Married at Gump's Champagne and savories reception devoted to ideas about wedding planning. Event includes a display of gowns from Marina Morrison, Ltd., tips on hair and make-up from The Joseph Cozza Salon and more than 50 experts in flowers, china, photography and catering. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 135 Post St., San Francisco. $20. Reservations required. Call (415) 984-9250.

Party & Wedding Faire Large bridal faire offers one-stop shopping. Exhibitors specialize in cake and party food, floral and party decor, photography and video, invitations, jewelry, music, travel and more. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded. Fashion shows will premiere the season's evening wear, wedding gowns and men's formal wear. Sunday, February 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fashion shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Concord Sheraton Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. $7. No reservations necessary. Call (925) 370-9823.

Bridal Event at Bloomingdale's Bridal registry event at Stanford Shopping Center store with catered brunch, guest speaker from Wedgwood, runway bridal fashions and local wedding experts. Sponsored by Bridal Guide magazine. Sunday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15. Reservations required. Call (650) 463-2125

The Great Bridal Expo For grooms as well as brides, the Expo presents a wide range of retailers of interest to new couples. Expo also offers a state-of-the-art multi-media fashion show and drawings for prizes. Sunday, March 12. Two event-entry times: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, atop Nob Hill. $7 in advance; $9 at the door. Call 1-800-422-3976.