The State Theater in Elizabethtown is hosting a special event for the newly engaged and those who had to put wedding plans on hold.

Bride’s Night Out is from 5 to 8 p.m. this Thursday.

Operations manager Beth Pyles said there will be around 20 vendors at the event.

“They range from florists, to travel agents, caterers, specialty cookies, tanning and lashes, bridal gowns and tuxes, photography and videography, and more,” she said. “I think we have just about everything covered.”

Pyles said she knows many brides had to postpone their weddings in 2020 because of COVID-19, but she’s seen a big interest in the theater for wedding bookings for 2021.

“I think this will be a big wedding summer,” she said.

Bride’s Night Out also allows vendors, who are mostly small business owners, an opportunity to boost their business, she said.

The event is free and Pyles hopes it becomes an annual event.

There’s no need to pre-register and COVID mandates will be in place. Pyles said visitors and vendors will be required to wear masks.

The event also features prizes such as gift baskets, an engagement photo session, gift cards, a free men’s suit and more, Pyles said.

“Each year, the State Theater hosts many weddings and receptions and we saw those events come to a halt with COVID last spring and summer,” she said. “We know many couples put their plans on hold and are anxious to move forward with their wedding this year.”

She hopes to make it a fun night out for brides where they can find information about different local businesses under one roof.

“We want to give brides-to-be a night to have fun and enjoy the planning part of their wedding and offer something fun and normal again,” she said. “Planning and making your wedding your own is so much fun.”

Pyles said COVID has taken away a lot of fun events over the year and it’s time to have fun activities to look forward to.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.

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