Where & When: Bridal Edition

Need a little help getting down the aisle? This weekend’s bridal events might take away some of the stress.

By: Gwendolyn Purdom

Saturday, April 24
Crystal Bridal Gallery (8496-B Tyco Rd., Vienna; 703-288-3066) is making wedding-gown shopping a little easier on your wallet with a two-day trunk show. Brides and bridesmaids get 20 percent off designer labels including Claire Mansir, Allure, Blue By Enzoani, and Maggie Sottero. Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6.

Sunday, April 25
There’s one-stop shopping at the Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Guild’s bridal tasting and open house. The daylong event, cohosted by Celebrations Catering and Rose Hill Manor, features a tour of Foxchase Manor in Manassas, food and drink tastings, and opportunities to speak with local wedding professionals. 11 to 5. Free.

The Gaithersburg Holiday Inn (2 Montgomery Village Ave.; 301-948-8900) hosts its annual bridal expo from 11 to 3. The event includes food, door prizes, bridal vendors, and more. Free.

Frost your weekend with a private consultation with the professionals behind Occasional Cakes (5000 Sunnyside Ave., Beltsville; 301-868-3640). The free appointments run from noon to 3. Click here to e-mail a request or call the store.

Oenophiles headed down the aisle can check out the Blue Ridge Bridal Boutique Show at the Winery at La Grange (4970 Antioch Rd., Haymarket; 703-753-9360). The event, held in the vineyard’s Barrell Room and under a tent on the lawn, will feature sangría, wedding-expert lectures, music, free samples, and giveaways. Noon to 4. Register here.

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