Two tips if you’re in the midst of planning your dream wedding: One, avoid taking your soon-to-be bridesmaids for a girls’ night out to see 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl in a frightening parade of prom-gone-wrong dresses.

Photograhy by Barry Wetcher.

Two, treat them instead to Gump’s Wedding Chic bridal event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 27 for an afternoon of brunch by Taste Catering, live music, goodie bags and a showcase of bridal vendors. Check out flowers, photography, Joseph Cozza Salon’s hair and make up, gowns provided by Marina Morrison and special occasion dresses from the Nina McLemore Designer Collection. Best of all, your friends will thank you for letting them talk you out of dressing them in those purple cream puff numbers. Event is $30 per person. Call 415-984-9250 or go to for reservations. Gump’s, 135 Post St.