QUEENSBURY - A free weekend of bridal events, excitement, fun and prizes is planned for Jan. 9 and 10 at Dunham's Bay Resort on Lake George.
Sponsored by The Adirondack Wedding Association based in Glens Falls, the two-day event features about 35 vendors and more than $6,000 in prizes including a free wedding giveaway from Dunham's Bay Resort.
The free event, "Dunham's Bay Bridal Weekend 2010" is a production of Total Entertainment of Glens Falls and Dunham's Bay Resort in conjunction with Champion Services Group.
Champion president Mark Brenneisen said this week he had high expectations for the event.
"It's an amazing weekend of free entertainment, vendor sampling, wedding planning ideas and the largest amount of prizes and giveaways of any Adirondack region bridal event," he said.
Saturday's events begin at 5 p.m. with musical showcases, browsing among vendors, complimentary food, a cash bar, and offerings of more than $2,500 in prizes.
Engaged couples are welcome to bring their friends and family members and celebrate their engagement, Brenneisen said. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. and continues until midnight.
Sunday's bridal show runs from noon to 3 p.m., showcasing the gowns, tuxes, accessories, wares and services from 35 or so members of the Adirondack Wedding Association.
The event concludes with the announcement of the grand prize winner of a wedding package.
Other prizes will be announced throughout the two days, and winners must be present at the time of an announcement to stake their claim.
Sponsors of the bridal weekend, now in its second year, are Dunham's Bay Resort, Denton Publications, Total Entertainment and the Adirondack Wedding Association.
Last year's inaugural Bridal Weekend drew 119 brides and over 250 people. The 2009 winners of the grand prize package were Jackie and Aaron Diffee of Glens Falls, who got married at Dunham's Bay Resort on July 31.
Engaged couples can pre-register or obtain details on the event at www.adkwc.com. One bride who pre-registers by Jan. 3 will receive a free night's stay at Dunham's Bay Resort on Saturday Jan. 9.