Thursday, June 26: One for the Moms
Any day today through Sunday, stop by Hannelore’s of Olde Town (106 N. Lee St., Alexandria; 703-549-0387) for its Mother of the Bride and Groom event. Preview handpicked couture gowns, suits, and separates from designers Tadashi, Carmen Marc Valvo, Daymor, and more. Appointments are recommended.
Friday, June 27: Sample Sale
Like a bargain? Then you’ll love getting 50 to 80 percent off gowns at Priscilla of Boston (8065 Leesburg Pike, McLean; 703-821-0167) this Friday. Instead of waiting the normal 17 weeks for your dream dress to arrive at the store, pick one of its on-sale floor samples and take it home with you Friday. Choose from Priscilla of Boston, Platinum, Vineyard, and Melissa Sweet. If you purchase a gown, pay $150 for preservation and cleaning—$50 off what it would normally cost. Free; 8 to 8.
Sunday, June 29: Open-House Tasting
Still deciding on a caterer? Test out R&R Catering at its open-house tasting this weekend. Pop over to Woodlawn Plantation (9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria; 703-780-4000) and see (and did we mention taste?) what R&R has in store for brides and grooms at a simulation of an actual event. Take a bite, meet the staff, and you might just have your catering decision made. RSVP here. Free; 1 to 4.
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