Where & When: Bridal Edition

If planning a wedding is leaving you scratching your head, try some of these upcoming bridal events in Washington to make life easier.

By: Gwendolyn Purdom

Saturday, November 7
Envi Consulting & Associates cuts out the guesswork with its four-week wedding-planning series, “I Do It Myself.” The sessions will help brides and grooms steer through Washington’s wedding industry, offering tips on local professionals, trends, and keeping the big day affordable. Couples will receive expert advice, a course workbook, and a light lunch at each class. The series is $100 per couple and starts at 10:30 at Farmers & Fishers restaurant in Georgetown (3000 K St., NW).

Take a tour of your potential wedding locale at Foxchase Manor’s free bridal open house. Couples can check out the facilities (8310 Chatsworth Dr., Manassas; 703-369-3638) and visit the manor’s showroom, where there’ll be a variety of vendors. 11 AM.

Sunday, November 8
The Montgomery Parks Event Center challenged teams of bridal experts to develop plans for an elegant but economical wedding for 65 people costing less than $15,000. See what they came up with at Rockwood Manor (11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac), where the finished plans will be on display. Couples can get inspired from noon to 5.

Monday, November 9
YouTube, here we come! Couples will knock ’em dead on the dance floor with salsa and bolero lessons from Dance Works Ballroom (500 W Patrick St., Frederick; 301-228-2591). The four-week sessions are $60 per person and include two dance-party passes. No experience is required. 7 PM.

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