Friday, November 20, and Saturday, November 21 For Carine’s Bridal Atelier’s (1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696) three-year anniversary, is discounting all bridal gowns by 13 percent. Designers include Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Kenneth Pool, and Pronovias. Friday 11 to 7, Saturday 11 to 6..
At the bridal boutique Hitched(1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6162), you can catch Anna-Maier Ulla Maija dresses at this weekend’s trunk show. Sample gowns will be available for viewing, but all the New York-based designer’s gowns are custom-made for each customer. Friday 11 to 6 , Saturday 9 to 5. To schedule appointments, which are required, call the store or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 22 A glitzy wedding cake isn’t just for photos—it has to taste as good, too. Custom Cake Design (8535 Ziggy Ln., Gaithersburg; 301-216-1100) is holding its monthly open house with more than 60 cakes on display. Brides can try 12 flavors as well as the company’s imported-Belgian-chocolate-fondue fountain. Noon to 4. Call 301-216-1100 to reserve a spot.
À la Carte Catering is hosting a free tasting of its 2010 wedding menu and a bridal show at Sunset Crest Manor (42169 Mayhew Ln., Chantilly; 703-901-9639). You can visit 22 bridal vendors, which include Classic Creations Photography, Horizon Entertainment, and Blush Bridal Boutique. 2 to 4. To RSVP, e-mail Jaime@alacartecaters.com with the number of guests.
Monday, November 23 Touchstone Crystals (5512 Ivor St., Springfield; 703-863-1325) is hosting Colleen Forrester’s Bling in the Holidays event. Part of the Swarovski Elements line, Touchstone Crystal has different collections, such as the Audrey pearl sets, that will be on display. 7:30 to 9:30.