May Bridal Deals and Steals

We have an abundance of budget-friendly May discounts just for you.

By: McLean Robbins

This month, we have a slew of deals for brides-to-be, perfect for every couple navigating the sometimes pricey waters of wedding planning. Unless otherwise noted, please mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom at the time of purchase or reservation between May 1 and 31 to receive the deal.

Beautiful at Bella Bethesda

Bella Bethesda Salon’s award-winning bridal team offers a full range of bridal services to make that perfect wedding-day look a reality. Take your favorite updo and makeup palette for a test run with this special: Receive a free makeup trial when booked this month with a hair trial, as well as 20 percent off any makeup purchase. 4733 Elm St., Second Floor, Bethesda; 301-718-9111.

Bridal Style For ’Maids and More

Local boutique Periwinkle is known for its fashion-forward yet prettily preppy frocks, accessories, and fun goods for the home. Now through June 30, readers can receive 25 percent off any full-price dress. With lines such as Shoshanna, Trina Turk, Yoana Baraschi, and more, this shop has the perfect outfit for bridesmaids, wedding guests, and the bride-to-be’s big events—showers, engagement shoots, and everything in between. 1557 Potomac Greens Dr., Alexandria, 703-519-5242; 4150 Campbell Ave., #104, Shirlington, 703-379-5252.

Charming on Cape May

For nearly two centuries, Cape May, New Jersey’s seaside retreat, Congress Hall, has hosted families and revelers alike for summer fun. For all remaining available 2013 dates, enjoy discounted guest count requirements and package pricing, a complimentary one-night anniversary stay, a complimentary spa service for the bride and groom, and a $1,000 Congress Hall gift card.

Destination: Chic

From Miami to Palm Beach, Anguilla to Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi to the Maldives, it’s hard to imagine a list of more desirable wedding destinations than the portfolio presented by Viceroy Hotels and Resorts. Book the Viceroy Vows wedding package and enjoy a complimentary Champagne welcome for all guests. The package includes a complimentary honeymoon stay at any Viceroy Hotel Group property (inclusive of tax and resort fees when your wedding is booked at another Viceroy Hotel Group property), additional discounts on wedding-related events at Viceroy Hotel Group properties starting at 5 percent, and an upgrade during your honeymoon provided at time of arrival. To book, visit the website.

Spectacular Shoes

Every bride (and her bridesmaids) deserves to have fabulous footwear for the big day. Custom shoe designer Mallory Musante, whose creations are worn by celebrities and coveted by fashion houses, is offering a special exclusive for all orders placed before September 1. Brides can take 20 percent off a single pair, or 30 percent off the total order when booking a group order with bridesmaids. Prices generally begin around $200, and brides may choose from Musante’s designs or envision their own shoes. To reserve, e-mail mmusante@mallorymusanteshoes.com.