September Wedding Deals and Steals

Fun, fabulous opportunities for brides hoping to snag a deal.

By: McLean Robbins

If our Facebook newsfeed is any indication, there were a lot of proposals over the long weekend; ’tis the season for putting a ring on it, we suppose. So what better time for these bride-on-a-budget offers, exclusively for Washingtonian Bride & Groom readers?

Unless otherwise noted, all packages are available by mentioning Bride & Groom at the time of booking during the month of September.

Haute Hair

Look flawless on your big day with a special consultation from Salon Lynne, one of 14th Street’s hottest urban salons. This 90-minute consult with a bridal specialist includes your choice of three hairstyles and recommendations for the wedding-day timeline. If you choose to book with a Salon Lynne specialist, the consultation cost will be deducted from your wedding-day hairstyle. This month, consultations, normally $150, are 20 percent off. 1738 14th St., NW; 202-234-7575; salonlynne.com.

A couple's engagement shoot with Nick McKeta Photography. 

Celebration Cookies

Wine and cheese pairings are so passé. We can’t get enough of the locally based Cookies & Corks, which offers up decadent treats in flavors like chocolate espresso peanut butter, zesty lemon, and white cheddar rosemary, designed to be paired with your favorite red, white, and bubbly vinos. This month, take 20 percent off any of the company’s Cookies & Corks boxes, ideal for favors or welcome gifts, or 25 percent off any wedding-related event featuring a custom cookie pairing bar. The Cookies & Corks team will help pair beer, wine, or cocktails with cookies, offering up a fun and unusual event for bridal showers, engagement parties, or bachelor/bachelorette events. To purchase, e-mail info@cookiezen.com or call 888-499-3677. Both offers are valid through December 31, 2012, but delivery can be scheduled for all wedding dates in 2013. To buy cookies online, visit cookiesandcorks.com and use the code WashingtonianWed with a minimum $15 order.

Photo Ready

Choosing a wedding photographer to capture all of the moments of your special day is one of the most important steps in the planning process. DC-based Nick McKeta Photography is offering a complimentary engagement shoot (a $300 value) with the purchase of any wedding package ($1,500 and up). Couples must book the session during September but can redeem the package for weddings and shoots through 2013. Shoots outside of the Washington area are subject to additional travel costs. To reserve, e-mail info@nickmcketaphoto.com or visit  nickmcketaphoto.com.

Pucker Up

Make sure you and your ’maids boast perfect lips on the big day. Silly Lips is an irreverent gift for your bridesmaids or a fun keepsake for your own wedding clutch, with tinted lip balms in tins featuring vintage pinup girls with flavors such as Kinky Kate (vanilla mint), Bangin’ Bekah (sugared strawberry), and Tasty Tracy (peach coconut). This month, take $10 off when you purchase three or more lip balms (normally $12.50 each) online at sillylips.com with the code WASHBRIDE.