Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7: Adele Wechsler Trunk Show
“Ecocouture” isn’t a term often heard in casual conversation about wedding dresses, but South African designer Adele Wechsler proves that it could be. Her new line of inspired, feminine frocks was created with the environmentally conscious bride in mind and uses only organic fabrics. Brides-to-be who purchase an Adele gown at the Promise . . . for the Savvy Bride (4931-A St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-215-9232) trunk show this weekend will receive 10 percent off, a watercolor sketch of their gown (created personally by Adele), their initials monogrammed into the gown’s lining, and a tree planted in their name by Treegivers.com. Additionally, customers who book an appointment get a coupon for a free cupcake from Frosting, Bethesda’s newest cupcakery.
Tuesday, March 10: Wedding Survival Event
Plan ahead: The National Museum of Women in the Arts and Well Dunn Catering teamed up to bring brides-to-be the ultimate event in wedding planning. Their Weddings for All Seasons event, held at the museum (1250 New York Ave., NW; 202-783-5000), promises to offer everything from advice and ideas from industry experts to cake tastings and displays of the latest trends in wedding decor. Call Kelly O’Driscoll at 202-783-7988 to RSVP. Free; 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 11: Do-it-Yourself Wedding Invitations
Plan ahead: Reston’s Paper Source (11975 Market St., Reston; 703-481-0053) is hosting a class on Wednesday where you can make your own save-the-dates—exactly as you want them. Experiment with different paper textures, colors, and messages to find the perfect style. Bonus: The teacher will also give tips on how to mass-produce the designs for couples with a lengthy guest list. Reservations suggested. $55; 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
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