Prospective brides, mothers and fathers of brides, or anyone who expects to be involved in a wedding might find The Wedding Expo worth checking out on Saturday.
It is billed as a one-stop shopping experience featuring everything necessary for planning a wedding.
It takes place Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Dove Canyon Courtyard in Rancho Santa Margarita. The courtyard is an indoor/outdoor banquet facility located at 31981 Dove Canyon Drive.
More than 20 local vendors are expected to be in attendance to save prospective brides "time, money and stress," according to courtyard owner Kenney Hrabik.
Hrabik also announced the formation of the Lovebirds Foundation, which will offer free weddings.
"Beautiful weddings can be expensive," Hrabik said. "Through my business relationships with local wedding professionals, we are able to group various wedding vendors together and grant a dream wedding to a local deserving couple.
"I feel very blessed to have built a business in an industry that I love. The fruits of my labors have been rewarded. It is time to give back to those less fortunate. And I will ask my business associates to do the same."
Lovebirds Foundation Inc. will have a representative at the Wedding Expo and answer questions and explain what is necessary to be eligible and possibly granted a "Dream Wedding."