The Best Bridal Trunk Shows, Sales, and Events in September

Can’t-miss happenings for brides-to-be.

By: Irina Grechko

September 3 through 8: Watters/WToo/Encore trunk show at Love Couture Bridal

Stop by Potomac’s bridal boutique to try never-before-seen gowns from three wedding houses. In addition to a 10 percent discount with every gown purchased, brides-to-be can score additional complimentary or discounted custom changes. Make your appointment by calling 301-610-5683.

September 3 through 14: Tara La Tour trunk show at Hitched Salon

Stop by Georgetown’s Hitched Salon for a chance to find your dream gown at Tara La Tour’s two-week trunk show. An emerging designer on the verge of household name status, Tara La Tour is known for romantic designs and unique detailing. To see for yourself, call 202-333-6162 or e-mail info@hitchedsalon.com.

September 5 through 7: Mystique Jewelers Capitol Hill pop-up store

Old Town Alexandria’s Mystique Jewelers is taking over Capitol Hill’s event space, Tabula Rasa, with a pop-up store. The three-day event kicks off this Thursday night with a cocktail party, during which guests are invited to enjoy Champagne and a private showing of bridal designs from Andrew Meyer. Also on display will be pieces from jewelry designers such as Alberto Parada and Jude Frances. Mystique will also offer a free pair of pearl earrings with every purchase. Find out more here.

September 5 through 7: Marchesa trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Blake Lively and countless other celebs have opted for Marchesa on the red carpet. Try your own star look when you visit the Marchesa trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Featuring the newest spring 2014 collection, as well as past favorites, the event will showcase the brand’s signature ethereal designs and detailing. To attend the appointment-only event, call the bridal shop at 202-965-4696 or e-mail info@carinesbridal.com.

September 6 and 7: Modern Trousseau at Hitched Salon

Modern Trousseau’s bridal designs are beloved by fashion-forward brides who admire the silhouettes and embellishments. For a chance to meet Callie Tein, the Australian-born designer behind these stunning gowns, and shop the new collection, stop by Hitched Salon. Make your appointment today by calling 202-333-6162 or e-mailing info@hitchedsalon.com.

September 6 through 8: Eve of Milady trunk show at Blush Bridal Boutique

Blush Bridal Boutique recently relocated to Haymarket, Virginia, and there’s no better time to check out the new space than for the Eve of Milady trunk show. The gowns, often the epitome of princessy ballgown style, with full skirts, lace detail, and beading and sparkles galore, will have the additional benefit of promotional pricing for this special occasion. Call 703-753-8303 to attend.

September 6 through 8: Enchanted Atelier Accessories trunk show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Complete your wedding-day look by attending Soliloquy Bridal Couture’s Enchanted Atelier accessories trunk show. Couture accessories will range from floral barrettes and headbands to delicate veils and headpieces, and a 10 percent discount will be offered on all items purchased. To attend, make your appointment online.

September 6 through 8: Augusta Jones trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Augusta Jones will be taking over Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection for a three-day trunk show event. Expect lacy bodices and full tulle skirts from the designer, known for timeless silhouettes and romantic fabrics. To experience the new collection firsthand, call 410-484-4600 to set up an appointment.

September 8: Styling Sunday at Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Let Soliloquy Bridal Couture assist you with its popular Styling Sunday event. Held every six weeks, the special in-store showcase features local hair and makeup artists who will help envision your big-day beauty look. Spaces fill up quickly, so make your appointment online now.

September 13 through 15: Pronovias trunk show at Love Couture Bridal

Pronovias, beloved by brides for its exquisite designs and opulent fabrics, hosts a trunk show at Potomac’s Love Couture Bridal. Invest in a long-sleeve lace showstopper, or have fun in one of the brand’s short, flirty numbers. Make your appointment by calling 301-610-5683.

September 13 through 15: Watters trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Watters returns in September for another trunk show, this time at Baltimore’s Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Shop the swoon-worthy designs, beloved by retailers and brides alike, by making an appointment today by calling 410-484-4600.

Have a bridal event coming up between September 15 and September 30? Let us know at realweddings@washingtonian.com.