Here Comes the Bride

July 9 - November 6, 2022

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is proud to have an incredibly rich collection of wedding clothing, including wedding dresses, veils, suits, and bridesmaid and flower girl dresses. 

Here Comes the Bride features stunning outfits from the 1830s through to 2019, many of which have never been on display before. Also included in the exhibit are wedding photographs, gifts, and stories that highlight wedding traditions and how they have changed over the last 200 years!

Wedding Festival - September 11

Wellington County Museum and Archives is excited to host a Wedding Festival on September 11, complete with live music, food, beer/wine, games, crafts, and featuring wedding outfits and stories from Wellington County and around the world.

Help us make this event unforgettable by submitting your unique story to our Wedding Showcase! Did your wedding include a special cultural or family tradition? Did the Best Man lose the rings just before the wedding? Do you still have your outfit and want a chance to show it off? Submit your story and photographs online!

Come dressed in your best wedding attire, be it from your own wedding, your grandma’s closet, or a second-hand store! Do you have a tacky bridesmaid dress, ruffled tuxedo, or adorable ring bearer outfit? This is your chance to wear it again! Let’s face it, weddings have been on hold for the last two years and we want a reason to celebrate!

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