Bridal Deals & Steals for March

With the first signs of spring comes the start of wedding season—and we've got the savings to kick things off in style.

By: McLean Robbins

A beautiful bride on her wedding day. Photograph by Hal Horowitz of Hal Horowitz Photography.

Brides on a budget will appreciate this month’s special discounts, from honeymoon getaways to delectable favors. Unless otherwise noted, mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom when booking.

Sail Away for Your Wedding Reception
Entertainment Cruises specializes in elegant events aboard its luxe ships. Receive a 15 percent discount on receptions with 50 or more guests aboard the flagship boat, the Odyssey, when you reserve by March 30. Mention the magazine when you enter your information online, or call 866-306-2469.

Caribbean Destination Wedding Locations Galore
Starwood Hotels’ Caribbean properties are offering a special reader treat. Book a destination wedding at any of Starwood’s six hotels—the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba, and the Westin St. John Resorts & Villas—and enjoy a special Washingtonian add-on. Readers will receive a complimentary upgrade to the largest available suite at the hotel for their wedding night, as well as breakfast in bed the next morning. Reservations must be made by March 31 and are valid only for weddings held in 2013. To book, contact the I DO Destination Wedding Team at either destinationweddings@starwoodhotels.com or 1-877-796-8515.

Photo Ready
Hal Horowitz regularly travels the globe for weddings and photo shoots. He’s offering a special rate for Washingtonian Bride & Groom readers: a 15 percent savings when booked before March 31. Standard wedding packages begin at $4,000 and include eight hours of shooting on the wedding day, a gallery of 200 retouched images, and all images on a DVD, as well as a free two-hour engagement session that can be completed anytime before the wedding. Please note that this rate does not include travel expenses, and dates are subject to availability. To reserve, visit Horowitz’s website.

Get a Bridal Body
Book a FitTrition Bridal Bootcamp in March and receive 15 percent off the retail price of $4,360 (for a total discounted price of $3,706). The Bootcamp includes a six-month personal training program (48 one-hour sessions) along with six months of customized health coaching (six hourlong nutrition consultations). Training must be completed within one year after purchase date. Visit the website for more details; to book, e-mail melissa@fittritiondc.com.

Fabulous Favors
Stylish brides have embraced the idea of offering locally sourced food-based gifts in welcome baskets and as wedding favors. Now couples getting married in the Washington area can save 20 percent on products ordered from the Virginia Chutney Company during the month of March. (The balsamic fig flavor is one of our all-time favorites!) To order, call 877-230-7914 and mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom.

With Ribbons and Bows
Adorn your tables and your bridesmaids’ bouquets with a wide selection of luxury ribbons from Midori. This month, readers can take 15 percent off all orders with code WASH13.