Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26
Carine’s Bridal (1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW) is hosting a Peter Langner trunk show this weekend, where brides can receive 12 percent off of the designer’s high-end gowns. Rome-based Langer is known for his classically structured gowns with modern details. Call 202-965-4696 to make an appointment.
Fans of WE’s My Fair Wedding will love the host’s new bridal line, David Tutera by Faviana. Inspired by celebrity red carpet looks, Tutera’s dresses take the limelight at Marie Crawford’s Bridal (3510 Worthington Blvd., Frederick) this weekend. The trunk show runs from 11 to 5 each day; call 301-712-9179 to make an appointment.
Friday, September 24, through Sunday, October 3
If Mom’s searching for the perfect front-row outfit, try the Mother of the Bride eveningwear trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. With a wide variety of designers to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Labels include Michael DePaulo, whose line features many high-concept, colorful gowns. Fans of a more classic look should try Catherine Regehr, who counts Bianca Jagger and Kim Basinger among her fans. Call 202-363-9301 for an appointment.
Saturday, September 25
Better Events Catering (14220 Sullyfield Cir., Chantilly) is hosting a complimentary tasting for future brides and grooms. The company, which offers a variety of menus (including many vegetarian options), will offer samples of hors d’oeuvres as well as a five-course meal. The tasting starts at noon; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Sunday, September 26
Learn how to maximize your chances of assembling the perfect wedding album at a workshop run by local wedding photographer Kristen Gardner. Getting the Most From Your Wedding Photography, which begins at 1 PM, is hosted by A Formal Affair (251 West Hwy., Warrenton). Walk-ins are welcome, but those who preregister by calling 540-347-5126 are eligible for a $25 store gift certificate.
Thursday, September 30
Nip bridesmaid-dress resentment in the bud by bringing your girls to the Amsale Bridesmaid Buying Party, hosted by the bridal boutique Hitched Maids (1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW). Your right-hand ladies can choose from any of the designer’s stylish gowns and will receive 15 percent off any dress purchased that night. 5 to 8.
The Providence Ballroom at Fairfax’s Hilton Garden Inn (3950 Fair Ridge Dr.) is hosting a complimentary menu tasting and open house. The facilities include a garden courtyard as well as a ballroom that can hold up to 300 people. RSVP to 703-667-9363 by September 26 to reserve a spot for you and three guests. 6:30 to 8.