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Where & When: Bridal Edition

Sample sales, trunk shows, bridal expos—and dresses for mom!

By Kim Forrest Published
Reem Acra's gowns will be featured at a trunk show at Saks Jandel on November 3 to 5. Photograph courtesy of Reem Acra

Today through Saturday, October 29

Oscar de la Renta’s wedding dresses are so fashion-forward and whimsical—check them out at Saks Jandel’s trunk show. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Saturday, October 29

The newest Amsale collection is coming to Hitched in Georgetown. Check out the contemporary styles and receive 10 percent off any of the designer's gowns purchased during the event. Call 202-333-6162 or e-mail appointments@hitchedsalon.com to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Rizik’s in downtown DC is hosting a Lazaro bridal trunk show featuring the designer’s glamorous creations. Call 202-223-4050 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Looking for a gown that’s classic with a modern twist? Check out Augusta Jones’ gowns at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Romona Keveza’s dresses have been worn by celebrities like Lea Michele, Julia Stiles, and Christina Hendricks, and her wedding gowns have that same feminine vibe. Her collection will be featured at a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal, call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Hannelore’s in Alexandria will be featuring Watters and their diffusion line, Wtoo, at a trunk show—so get ready for gowns that are classic and modern at once. Call 703-549 0387 to schedule your appointment.

Sunday, October 30

There aren’t too many rustic wedding venues in the Washington area, but two of them, Woodlawn Manor in Sandy Spring and Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, are hosting Open Houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll be able to tour the spaces, meet with lots of vendors, and enjoy entertainment, food, and cake tastings. You’ll need to register in advance for these events, so check out the Montgomery Parks’ Web site to do so.

Sunday, October 30

If you’re looking to register at Crate & Barrel, check out their Wedding Parties event from 9 to 11 AM at its Towson Town Center, Arlington, and Tysons Corner stores. You and your significant other can enjoy breakfast and entertainment while getting expert advice on planning your ideal registry. The store will be open only to registering couples during these hours, meaning you’ll have to RSVP to get in the doors. Find contact information for a store near you by visiting Crate & Barrel’s Web site.

Sunday, October 30

Event planner Exclusive Designs 4 You is hosting a wedding planning event at CurvyGirls Bridal Salon in Fairfax from 1 to 4 PM. Get wedding planning advice which enjoying wine and hors d’oevures—your groom can even enjoy a complimentary mini massage while he waits. And, if you RSVP by October 25, you’ll receive a free swag bag The whole event is free, so call 703-378-2519 to RSVP.

Starting Monday, November 1

Throughout the month of November, Jeanette’s Bride ’N’ Tux Boutique in Manassas is hosting a sample sale, with gowns by designers including Casablanca, Paloma Blanca, and Impression Bridal up to 50 percent off. Call 703-369-1998 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, November 1, to Saturday, November 5

Georgetown bridal salon Carine’s Bridal Atelier is celebrating its fifth anniversary by giving you 12 percent off everything in the store. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule your appointment.

Thursday, November 3

Even if you normally hate wearing makeup, you're probably going to want to wear some for your wedding day (and your rehearsal dinner, and your shower...)—so now's a good time to learn some tips and tricks. Celebrity makeup artist Marcus Monson of Guerlain will be doing one-on-one makeovers at Neiman Marcus in Mazza Gallerie from 11AM to 6PM. He'll be focusing specifically on looks that work best when you're being photographed—a photographer will be even be on hand to take your newest Facebook profile pic! The makeovers are complimentary but you must make an appointment by calling 202-274-3911 or via email at rsvpwashington@neimanmarcus.com

Thursday, November 3, to Saturday, November 5

Looking for a gown fit for a princess? Reem Acra creates fairy-tale-worthy dresses that feature classic silhouettes with unique details. Her designs will be featured at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5

Modern Trousseau’s gowns have a preppy-chic look that we’re totally in love with. Peruse the new collection at a trunk show at Hitched; call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Monique Lhuillier’s romantic and feminine designs have attracted celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and, recently, Shannen Doherty. Check out her newest designs at a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Want a wedding dress with a little (or a lot of) glitz and glam? Jeanette’s Bride ’N’ Tux Boutique is hosting a trunk show featuring Simone Carvalli’s new collection. Call 703-369-1998 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Find the right accessories to enchance your wedding day look at the Enchanted Atelier trunk show at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Don't forget about mom! Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting a mother-of-the-bride trunk show featuring dresses by Tina DiMartina, Siri, Michael De Paulo, and more. Call 202-363-9301 for an appointment.

Sunday, November 6

Attention, brides in Frederick, Maryland: The Frederick Area Bridal Network (FABNet) and the Frederick News-Post are hosting a bridal showcase from noon to 3PM at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds. You’ll meet lots of vendors and have the chance to win door prizes, including $1,000 cash. Tickets are $5 at the door, and $3 if you purchase in advance. Visit the FABNet’s Web site for more information and the Frederick News-Post’s Web site to purchase tickets in advance.

Do you have a wedding event you'd like us to feature on our calendar? Email kforrest@washingtonian.com!

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