As most married people know, wedding planning can be an all-consuming process, and when it’s happening, it’s happening all year round. Rather than wait until wedding expos start, later in the year, there are two things that engaged couples can look forward to right now.

If you’re planning on getting married in Tacoma + Pierce County, one way to keep forward momentum going on your impending nuptials is the free South Sound Wedding Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 - 4 pm at Titlow Lodge, operated by Metro Parks Tacoma. At the workshop, you can learn about the latest trends in weddings, learn tips for planning your own Pierce County festivities, meet local caterers (and sample their goods, of course) and even get a tour of Titlow Lodge as a potential wedding venue.

If you’re looking for a wider range of venues, let our Visit Tacoma-Pierce County + Pierce County team help you out. Our staff has toured dozens of wedding venues in Tacoma + Pierce County, and they can help you by gathering proposals from venues around the region, finding overnight accommodations for your guests and connecting you with local transportation services, A/V services, DJs and caterers. That helps relieve a big part of the stress around planning a wedding and it’s all free of charge.

Once you’re up to speed on the wedding trends and tips, as well as all the local venues, you’ll be among the best-prepared couples signed up for the wedding expo at the Tacoma Dome, planned for this fall.

For a list of wedding events presented by South Sound Wedding & Event magazine, visit, and to request Visit Tacoma-Pierce County’s wedding services, visit