Bride on a Budget: July and August Deals

Summer might be slow, but these deals will likely go fast. Get on it!

By: McLean Robbins

We’re headed into the dog days of summer, but the deals aren’t slowing down. Unless otherwise noted, all of the offers below are available until August 31, 2013; just mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom at booking or checkout.

Picture Perfect

You don’t have to be a DIY diva to host a picture-perfect event. Meet Katie Nguyen Wells, event stylist extraordinaire and the mastermind behind Petite Social. Specializing in smaller-scale events (and budgets of any size!) you’ll enjoy hands-on styling and event consultation services for weddings, bridal parties, engagement soirees, brunches, and rehearsal dinners alike. Take 15 percent off all services booked in July and August, redeemable between September 2013 and September 2014. To book, contact katie@petitesocial.com or visit her online.

A Spectacular Soiree

A good wedding planner can transform even the simplest event into an affair to remember. From event concept design to day-of coordination, the team at District Fete does it all. Mention Bride & Groom and receive $1,000 off the cost of wedding planning services, as well as complimentary planning for bridal showers and a complimentary bouquet for the bride. To book, contact Ken Issac at info@districtfete.com or visit the website for more information.

Get Married Today!

Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria still has a few openings for coveted July and August weddings, and they’re sweetening the deal for readers. Book any wedding or wedding-related event in July or August of this year and receive 15 percent off catering from Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, for bookings made by July 31. To reserve, contact sales@lorienhotelandspa.com, call 703-894-3434, or visit the website.

Bronzed and Beautiful

Bronzed is beautiful, but tan lines with a wedding dress sure aren’t. Get your wedding-day glow safely—and evenly—thanks to mobile-spray-tan goddess Stefanie Wolf of Barefoot Bronze. For the month of August, purchase a two-tan pack and receive a free after-care gift pack, a $25 value. To book, e-mail barefootbronze@yahoo.com.