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Bridal fair

The annual Bridal, Anniversary & Event Fair will take place Jan. 20.

Bridal and anniversary couples and people responsible for other types of events can plan all their activities in one afternoon at the 44th annual Helena Bridal, Anniversary & Event Fair and Sale beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Ave.

“We are delighted to have 40 interactive booths where people can get ideas, sample reception food and drink, pick up planning guides and purchase items and services for their events,” said Pearl Winsor, fair coordinator. “Many businesses are offering fair specials and discounts.”

Fair guests are invited to bring their family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of music, displays, refreshments, demonstrations, contests, fair specials, valentine gift shopping, and wedding, anniversary and honeymoon styles.

More than $6,000 in door, table and contest prizes will be given away to brides, grooms, anniversary couples and the general public who attend.

Four businesses will be featured in a style revue showing gowns, tuxedos, honeymoon styles and anniversary wear. Styles will be shown for first and second weddings, destination weddings, and renewals. There will even be a parade of decorated bridal and anniversary cakes.

Wedding cake, wine, hors d’oeuvres, deli trays and citrus water will be served.

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By participating in the Anniversary Quiz, couples have a chance to win various prizes including a strand of pearls, gift baskets and a baking set.

Brides can Dig for Gold in frosted cakes to win jewelry, a bridal photography session or gift baskets.

The Garter Toss offers grooms a chance to win a jewelry gift certificate, product baskets, and kitchenware. 

Admission is $7 at the door. Brides or grooms and anniversary couples having events in the next 24 months are invited to pre-register at any of the participating businesses, or by calling 442-4309, or visiting The general public is welcome to attend without registering.

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