In May 2020, I was supposed to fly back to New York to take part in my best friend's wedding. It had been in the works for years, we were doing prep for the bachelor party, everything was going according to plan... and then, y'know, COVID hit and what was once a huge wedding had to be stopped at the last minute.

My friend still got married in a small ceremony with only immediate family in attendance, but it was still a bummer that they weren't able to have the big celebration that they had been planning. And that's a situation that a lot of people found themselves in over the past year. So why not let off a little steam and finally take the time to celebrate?

Tami Renae Photography, Montana Wedding Hair & Makeup, and Blush + Bloom Events are holding an event on March 11th called "Bride's Night Out," over at Fraternal Order of Eagles #32 in Missoula. It's going to be a party with all kinds of activities dedicated to celebrating brides and the joy of getting married. Some of these activities include:

- Mini Bridal Fair Booths

- Live music from a DJ and a dance floor

- Mini photo session with hair styling and flowers

- Live demonstrations

And a whole lot more. Plus there's some big giveaways, including the Married In Montana Grand Prize, a $500 value that includes two nights at Anglers Lodge and Cabins in Hamilton, dinner at Naps Grill and brunch at Mineshaft Pasty Company.

If you want more info and to reserve a spot, you can find everything out at their website or at their Facebook event page.

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