Following the coattails of the holiday engagement season, the Chandler Wedding Walk has been scheduled to help couples plan their special day.
Set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, the Chandler Wedding Walk allows participants to stroll through the historic downtown and meet with merchants who offer services to help them with their wedding planning, from their rehearsal dinner to finding a dress. Plus, guests have a chance to win a raffle prize.
Guests check-in at SoHo63 at 63 E. Boston St., a locally owned venue specializing in weddings, where they can tour the space and if they purchased a $5 raffle ticket, sip on a specialty cocktail. After wrapping up at SoHo63, guests will head west on Boston Street and then head north by San Marcos Place. Along the way, guests will interact with participating businesses that will be set up along the sidewalks and those that have storefronts along the path. The final stop is the historic gem, the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Hotel, where a mock reception will be available and the raffle prizes will be drawn starting at 7 p.m.
Unlike many bridal shows and expos, this event is free to attend.
“I’d recommend bringing all the people whose opinion matters and buy a raffle ticket option for each guest, said Deanne Fenton, Chandler Wedding Walk coordinator.
“That way, you can pool your tickets at the end of the night for a better chance of winning a particular prize that appeals to you.”
More than 24 prizes will be offered, ranging from $1,000 off a venue rental to a Sunday brunch for two. Winners must be present to win.
“The Chandler Wedding Walk is the perfect way to have some fun on a Thursday night with your partner or maid-of-honor, and knock some items off your ever-looming wedding to-do list,” Fenton said.
“You can actually tour the venues, see the space for the rehearsal dinner and sample some food options, all in one night. Plus, when you’re done, you can go to one of the great restaurants in the downtown area and talk over your options.”
Many vendors will be offering day of specials if couples decide to book while at the event. For more information on the event or registering, visit ChandlerWeddingWalk.com. Registration continues through Jan. 11.