Saturday, February 5
If you’ve got the ring on your finger but have no idea what to do next, check out “Engaged . . . Now What?,” an interactive seminar at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center. The three-hour event offers expert advice and “tablescapes” with design ideas for the big day. Buy tickets ($45) from Engaged-NowWhat.com. 9:30 to 12:30.
The 2011 Cherry Hill Ballroom Wedding & Events Expo, hosted by Minute Events, is at Cherry Hill Park (9800 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park). There'ill be Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and opportunities to meet with florists, photographers, caterers, custom jewelers, and other wedding professionals. 11 to 5. Free.
Rose Hill Manor (42140 Raspberry Plain La., Leesburg) is hosting a bridal open house and tours of the property. The Jeffersonian-style estate sits on 23 acres and offers a number of options for ceremonies and receptions. 11 to 4. Free.
There’s a “Wedding Soiree” at the St. Gregory Hotel featuring hair and makeup demos, skincare advice, wedding-gown consultants, live entertainment, and more. Each attendee will receive a free gift bag. Buy tickets ($20) at A Wedding Soiree—they’re also available for $25 at the door. 6 to 9.
Tuesday, February 8
RSVP Catering (2930 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax)—recently named a top vendor in Washingtonian Bride & Groom—is holding a free bridal tasting for you and one guest. The options include an organic, sustainably farmed menu. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. 5:30 to 7.
Wednesday, February 9
A favorite of many local brides, the band Highway Star plays a wide variety of cover songs, ranging from Motown and soul to Beyonce and Pink. The group is playing a free showcase at Entertainment Exchange (4842 Rugby Ave., 2nd floor, Bethesda). Call 301-986-4640, extension 112 to reserve a spot. 8 PM.
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