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.
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