For some, the wedding-planning notion that it’s "all about the dress" is an absolute truth. For others, though, it’s definitely all about inventive, seasonal, Northwest cuisine. And I’d say that the venue is on equal footing with those big two. Location, location, location, right?

If your celebration plans are all about the ceremony and reception space—and especially if you haven’t found one yet—consider stopping by an open house at a brand new spot called WithinSodo. You’re invited to check out the 6,000 sq ft indoor/outdoor industrio-modern space at 2916 Utah Ave S on Thursday, August 11 between 5:30 to 8.

And if it’s all about that delicious meal, check this out too: Lisa Dupar Catering is co-hosting the fete along with Choice Linens and Pedersen’s Rentals. (Hey, maybe for you it’s all about the decor.) Consider it an opportunity to be inspired by materials, architecture, and some top wedding vendors, regardless of where you are in your planning process.

And if it is indeed all about the dress, you should also know this: Luly Yang Couture is currently hosting a sample sale. Past season gowns have been marked down to make way for new collections; discounts will last only as long as the merchandise does. So get to it.