Where and When: Bridal Edition (June 1 to June 17)

Planning made easier with these insider events and deals.

By: Stephanie Early Green

The "Laura" strapless gown from TWO by Rosa Clara. Photograph courtesy of Rosa Clara.

Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3

Gowns from the TWO by Rosa Clara collection, a more affordable line from the world-renowned dress designer, will be featured at a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. Receive 10 percent off all trunk show purchases. Call 202-363-9301 for more information.

Friday June 1, and Saturday, June 2

Hitched Salon in Georgetown will host a trunk show featuring gowns from Judd Waddell. The designer will be in attendance to debut his newest collection and answer questions. Receive a 10 percent discount on any Judd Waddell gowns purchased at the trunk show. Call 202-333-6162 to make an appointment.

Sunday, June 3

Attend the Greater Virginia Bridal Show at the Science Museum of Virginia, in Richmond, from 1 to 5 PM, to experience displays from a wide number of vendors and local wedding professionals, a runway show by Alfred Angelo, door prizes, and food samples. Admission is $7. 

Sunday, June 3

Attend the Say I Do! LGBT Wedding Expo 2012, hosted by Pink Dot Concepts, at the Hotel Palomar in DC, from 1 to 4 PM. Registration is $7 for individuals and $10 for couples. Find more information here.

Sunday, June 3

Head to Bowie, Maryland, for Good Eats & Treats at the Cardinal Room at Boswell Hall from 2 to 5 PM. For $5, you'll gain access to an open house, tasting, and wedding vendor showcase. Buy tickets online.

Sunday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 5

Crate & Barrel is hosting Wedding Party gift registry events in Virginia (Arlington, McLean, and Richmond) and DC. These events feature food, drinks, and a chance to discuss registry options with Crate & Barrel consultants. RSVP here.

Thursday, June 7, through Saturday, June 9

Carine's Bridal Atelier in Georgetown will be hosting a Rivini trunk show, featuring luxurious gowns from the designer's spring 2013 collection. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9

Gowns from the Anna Maier collection will be featured at a trunk show at Hitched Salon. The featured gowns range from sleek, sophisticated lace to draped satin looks. Meet designer Charles Bunstine and receive a 10 percent discount on any purchases made at the trunk show. Call Hitched at 202-333-6162 or e-mail appointments@hitchedsalon.com to make an appointment.

Friday, June 08, through Sunday, June 10

Stop by Chevy Chase Bridal for a sample sale featuring wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and mother-of-the-bride dresses, plus veils, jewelry, and accessories from high-end designers such as Badgley Mischka, Romona Keveza, Justin Alexander, Simone Carvalli, and Stephen Yearick. 

Sunday, June 10

To perfect the glowing bride look, attend a bridal makeup class by Modern Bridal Studio at the Aveda Institute in DC. The class, which costs $100, will teach participants how to apply false lashes, create a smoky eye, and apply makeup so it lasts all night, among other tricks. To book, call the studio or e-mail Carolyn Berry at modernbridalstudio@gmail.com. 

Sunday, June 10

Catch the Greater Virginia Bridal Show at the Hospitality House and Conference Center in Fredericksburg from 1 to 4 PM. The show will include vendor displays, a runway show by Ava Laurenne Bride, and door prizes. Admission is $7.

Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15

Visit Ava Laurenne Bride in Fredericksburg for a trunk show featuring elegant bridal gowns from designer Justin Alexander. The event is free; call 1-800-517-5524 for an appointment.

Friday June 15 through Sunday, June 17

Love Couture Bridal in Potomac, Maryland, is hosting a trunk show featuring the 2013 collection from the Spanish design house Pronovias. Purchases made at the trunk show will be discounted 10 percent. Be sure to call ahead for an appointment (301-610-5683).

Throughout June

Distinctive Designs Bridal in Derwood, Maryland, is hosting a storewide sale of 40 percent off merchandise. Call 301-948-1833 for more information.