Have you heard of the Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, Ohio? Probably, because it is the largest and most well-known bridal district in North America. This historic area features multiple bridal shops, stationary services, florists, grooms wear and tuxedos, decorations and rental shops, caterers, and so much more. It’s a magical place for brides-to-be!
If you’ve been considering a visit to the Reading Bridal District, the best time to visit is during the outdoor wedding show in September known as The Annual Fall In Love event. This incredible event takes place on Benson Street, from Reading Road to Church Street, and is basically a huge block party to celebrate the local wedding vendors and show off everything there is to offer in the district.
Whether you’re a bride, a groom, in a wedding party, or in the industry yourself, this is the place to check out the latest fashions in wedding wear, see what’s hot in catering, win prizes like free gowns and cakes, take notes on potential DJs for your wedding’s dance floor, and the list goes on and on.
We’ll share more information about the Annual Fall In Love event below, but first, let’s learn more about this incredible place.
Located within Cincinnati in its Roselawn neighborhood and west of Blue Ash, the Reading Bridal District has a 3-block radius. In the mid-to-late 1800’s, Reading grew to become the largest village in Hamilton County. It was a regional center of manufacturing, and the historic architecture still stands today.
It is easy to get to the Reading Bridal District via Interstate 75, Ohio State Route 126, or Route 42. You can read more about the history of the Reading Bridal District here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Ohio)
Surpassing even its historic appeal, Reading is now best known for its Bridal District. It is in this 2-mile walking radius that you can find more than 40 wedding-related stores. With nearly everything you need for the event of your lifetime in one place, a visit to the Reading Bridal District will save you time and headaches as you prepare for your big day. There are places to eat and lodging options in and near the District, so you can plan a fun shopping trip with your whole bridal party!
As we suggested above, visiting in September, with its crisp fall weather, changing leaves, and brilliant blue skies is the perfect time to visit. Besides, that’s when the Fall In Love event takes place!
The Annual Fall in Love Event will be the prime opportunity to grab your gals and enjoy the best of the Reading Bridal District. Taking place on September 22, 2021, you can purchase tickets online or pay when you arrive. We think this may be the best $5 you’ll ever spend!
The show takes over Benson Street, and while strolling through, you’ll come across wedding vendors of all kinds. There will be flower crown demonstrations, tastings for wedding cake, appetizers, prize drawings, giveaways, music, and so much excitement in the air!
Fall in Ohio is gorgeous, and it’s the perfect time of year for pulling out those versatile autumn fashions that keep you comfortable in the warm afternoons and into the crisp evening. Just be sure to wear your comfy walking shoes, since the show is an actual street party!
You’ll be sure to get your steps in too - even though the show is just on one street, you’ll definitely want to stroll the rest of the District to check out the shops. We’ve gone ahead and provided information on some of the best vendors in the district, organized by category.
Read on to find out more about who you can expect to see when you’re at the biggest outdoor wedding event in September or visiting the Reading Bridal District anytime!
Learn more about “Fall in Love 2021” wedding Show here:
Blush Bridal is the Reading Bridal District’s premier boutique bridal shop destination. With exquisite gowns from renowned designers and an extremely experienced staff, finding the wedding dress of your dreams is a breeze. Whether you’re looking for a sleek sheath dress, a gauzy princess ball gown, or a whimsical boho design, let the experts at Blush Bridal assist you.
Blush Bridal will be giving away a FREE GOWN of your choice from Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Sincerity, or Adore to one lucky winner during the Fall In Love event on September 22nd. Your entrance ticket includes raffle tickets that can be used to enter in any of the vendors’ raffles, including this amazing opportunity with Blush Bridal. Go check them out, get some fun photo ops, enter the raffle to win a free gown of your choice, eat some sweet treats and have some fun!
15-A West Benson Street Reading OH 45215
Colleen Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Curvy Bridal believes that every bride deserves to feel stunning on her wedding day. Featuring gowns in sizes ranging from 16 to 32, you are welcome here and you can expect top-notch service and quality.
With designers including Allure, Allure Romance, Pronovias, Lis Simon, and more, Love Curvy Bridal has styles, silhouettes, and shapes to suit every body. The shop will also be giving away a free gown during the Outdoor Bridal Show in September, so hurry and get your tickets!
307 W. Benson St, Reading, OH 45215
Luxe Redux Bridal stocks some of the best designer bridal samples so that you can save cash without sacrificing quality. With a curated inventory of high-end gowns and the amazing option to try a selection with their “Luxe in a Box” try-on-at-home dresses, you don’t even have to leave your house for the chance to find your perfect gown! At the event, they are raffling off a $500 gift card towards a gown!
203 W. Benson Street Reading OH 45215
203 W Benson Street
Reading, Ohio 45215
Blue Bridal, previously known as Something New, Borrowed, Blue, is a discounted designer dress boutique, offering gowns at 30-60% off the original ticket price. That doesn’t mean you’re compromising quality, though - these gowns, and the service you’ll receive when shopping for yours, is stellar. Blue Bridal will be giving away THREE certificates for $250 off a gown, so make sure you stop by and enter the raffle! Revered for its range of sizes (they carry sizes 2 - 30) and constantly-changing inventory, shopping at Blue is for brides of all styles.
Come find your something new at Blue Bridal!
137 W. Benson Street Reading OH 45215
From renting tuxedos and suits to coordinating the details of a wedding party’s groomsmen, Geno’s Tux Plus is the place for menswear in the Reading Bridal District. Geno’s has over 25 styles in their full mannequin display so you can see the fits and touch the fabrics. You can also check out their full display of vests, not just swatches. Jayson Patrice, Geno’s owner, has over 35+ years of experience in the formalwear industry, and you can trust his staff to help you secure affordable fashion.
339 W. Benson St. Reading OH 45215
Beautiful Memories Wedding & Event Planning is a wedding planning boutique under the direction of owner Melissa Lohr, who has been helping couples celebrate their commitment for more than 14 years. Offering full wedding planning services as well as partial management and coordination, Melissa can help with weddings of all sizes. Applying her vast experience to assist with vendor and venue selection, timelines, and more, working with Beautiful Memories Wedding & Event Planning is sure to save you money, time, and stress. Beautiful Memories is raffling off a $500 gift certificate off of a full wedding planning or wedding managment service! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
1410 Beaverton Avenue Cincinnati OH 45237
We know how it is - sometimes, you see things on Pinterest, and you just need them. When it comes to these things for your special day, reach out to Chrissy Lane, of Chrissy Lane Designs. With creativity and a can-do attitude, this team can bring out the very best from Pinterest and other inspirations and make them a hit at your wedding. Whether it’s an amazing backdrop, a whole color scheme, or a specialty arch, this design team can make it happen. Coordinating the details, as well as the big picture, so everything flows is the specialty of Chrissy Lane Designs. They will be having a raffle at the Fall In Love event, giving away a FREE custom LED neon sign!
119 West Benson Street, Reading, OH
Reading Floral Boutique is a family-owned and operated full-service florist that serves the Cincinnati, OH area. With experience in everything floral - from bridal bouquets to boutineers, Reading Floral Boutique is ready to help your wedding dreams come to life with flowers. You can call to set up a bridal consultation, bring your ideas and inspiration, and the experts will assist with the rest. Stop by and enter the Reading Floral Boutique raffle for the chance to win a $250 gift certificate for your wedding flowers during the Fall In Love event in September.
11 W. Benson St. Reading OH 45215
Debbie Peak: email@example.com
If you’ve dreamed of having your wedding on a rustic and working farm, look no further than the Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH. In addition to its gorgeous setting, with blooming gardens and a farmyard, a wedding at the Gorman Heritage Farm includes farm tables and chairs, set-up, tear-down, access for a rehearsal and engagement session, and staff on-site to assist during the event. Seasonal add-ons are also available, and they include hayrides, a horse-drawn wagon, a bonfire, hay bales, and florals from the cutting garden. What’s better than that?
10052 Reading Road, Evendale OH 45241
Caroline Bear: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Bess Paper Goods & Gifts, every single item in the shop is handmade by owner Kristin Joiner. There are crepe paper bridal bouquets, paper potted plants, recreations of bridal bouquets in crepe paper, invitation suites, and so, so much more. There are even giant crepe paper flower installations!
If you’re a craft-loving creative, a bride-to-be who loves the little things, or anyone who appreciates handmade items made with care, be sure to check out Bess Paper Goods & Gifts. If you are visiting for the Annual Fall In Love event, be sure to enter their raffle - you could win a private paper flower class for 10 people, a $500 value!
321 W. Benson St
Cincinnati, OH, 45215
Kristin Joiner: email@example.com
If you’re a brand-savvy bride who has hopes of creating a signature mood, style, and atmosphere for your event, you may have considered hiring a designer or stationary artist to work with you to make your hopes into reality. Kathy Stout, owner of Posh Paper, is just such a person. Specializing in custom orders, with everything from watercolor to illustrations, Posh Paper can set you up for success from the moment your first save-the-dates get dropped in the mail. With an extensive showroom of designs, portfolio, and the ability to completely customize your suite, let Posh Paper take your communications to the next level. If you visit Posh at the Fall In Love event, be sure to enter their raffle - you could win a free hand calligraphy mirror seating chart (a $450+ value)!
118 W. Benson St. Reading OH 45215
Kathy Stout: firstname.lastname@example.org .
At Images by Daniel Michael, your style and your memories shine through. The photographers who make up the Daniel Michael team are trained to achieve consistency in quality and yet maintain an artistic approach that captures your unique celebration. With 20+ years of wedding photography experience, you can count on this team to bring their award-winning photography to your event. At the outdoor wedding event, Images by Daniel Michael is giving away a $400 certificate and a FREE engagement session! That’s huge!
110 W. Benson St.Cincinnati, OH 45215
Known for her commanding knowledge of the use of natural light in her photography, Jessica Wiggins is accomplished at capturing those real moments of emotion that are sometimes the most precious on your wedding day. Many reviews of Jessica Wiggins’ work note that she was a fantastic choice for a wedding photographer, and she’s very loved by her clients. A good connection with your photographer is important - after all, you will spend most of the day together - why not reach out and speak to Jessica and see if she is a good fit? Better yet, visit her at the Fall In Love event, where she is raffling off a FREE engagement session!
207 W. Benson Street Reading OH 45215
Jessica Wiggins: email@example.com
The photographers at Jill Matthews Photography in Reading, OH, use their art as a form of storytelling, and the main characters of this story are you and your spouse-to-be. With a keen eye for detail and the ability to capture light and color to translate into emotion and beauty, the Jill Matthews team is accomplished and well-established as a premier provider of wedding photography in the Cincinnati area. They can even artistically enable live-streamed events! If you visit during the Fall In Love event and enter their raffle, you could win a free 16x20 framed canvas portrait, a $750 value!
118 W. Benson Street Reading OH 45215
Jill Matthews: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everlasting Sounds is a premier wedding DJ provider in Cincinnati. With a number of different package options, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your big day. All options include two professional DJs in formal attire, who will also set up and tear down equipment, including a light show. Your personal taste and style, as well as the tone and rhythm of your event will all be incorporated and will leave you and your guests with amazing memories of the big day.
214 W. Benson Street Reading OH 45215
Randy Leichman: email@example.com
Serving as more than just “the people who make the music happen,” the DJs and masters of ceremony at Party Pleasers Services in Ohio pride themselves on enabling and supporting amazing memories at your event. With a thorough process of getting to know each couple’s taste preferences in tone and sound, the DJ team will be sure to get everyone involved in a way that makes every person feel comfortable and included in your event. With lighting and decor options, they’ll make sure that your reception is exactly what you dreamed of!
320 W. Benson St. Reading OH 45215
Jeff Clarke: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than 30 years, Patricia Lang has been baking and decorating cakes of all kinds in Ohio. Her work has graced tables at weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, and so much more, and there are no limits to her team’s creativity. When it comes to wedding cakes that don’t compromise flavor for beauty and can blend timeless designs with the flairs of today’s fashions, let Patricia’s Weddings & Custom Cakes help make your day delicious.
1009 Jefferson Ave. Reading OH 45215
Patricia Lang: email@example.com
If you’re preparing for an upcoming wedding, the Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, OH is the place to go. From bridal wear and tuxedo rentals to planners, designers, venues, and makeup artists, the District offers shoppers the epitome of in-person shopping in a historic and conveniently walkable location.
On September 22, 2021, the annual outdoor wedding show, “Fall in Love” will take place on Benson Street in the Reading Bridal District. It will feature many of the vendors in the area, mentioning some of our favorites above. Essentially a celebration of the District and its wedding industry, the show is the perfect time to visit Cincinnati and get a taste for all that the District has to offer.
If you’re considering visiting the Reading Bridal District for the Fall In Love event, don’t wait - get your tickets today!