Alvina Valenta’s bridal gowns—known for such details as hand-rolled roses, lace-finished hems, and delicate beading—are discounted at a trunk show this weekend at Katherine’s Bridal Boutique. Most gowns are 10 percent off. Call 703-370-8922 to make an appointment.
Get discounts on Anjolique gowns at Moni’s Bridal Boutique. All dresses come with a “fit enhancer,” a shaper that adjusts exactly to your body to offer maximum support. Call 571-229-5193 to make an appointment.
Hitched is hosting a Modern Trosseau trunk show this weekend. The shop is offering 10-percent discounts on the label’s sophisticated gowns. Call 202-333-6162 to make an appointment.
Saturday, October 30
To learn how to look your best at a black-tie wedding, drop in at Neiman Marcus at Tysons Galleria Saturday. Designer Theia’s Don O’Neill—his dresses have been worn by Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood—will be on hand to answer questions, help select your best silhouette, give advice for how to dress appropriately for the occasion, and more. 10 to 4. Free.
Sunday, October 31
Stop by the Inn at Brookeville Farms’ open house from noon to 3. You can tour the grounds, consult with local vendors, sample menu offerings, and enter to win a prize. Free.
Fans of the show Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding might enjoy Happily Ever-Laughter, an interactive comedy-show-meets-wedding-expo. Consult with reps from Casablanca Design and sample tastings from the Carriage House Inn while watching the theatrics of the lively faux nuptials. It’s at the Stone Manor Country Club (5820 Carroll Boyer Rd., Middletown, Md.). Space is limited; call 301-788-1346 to make a reservation. Noon to 4. Free.
Monday, November 1
Get a full rundown on reception basics when A Touch of Class Catering hosts a tasting at the Atrium at Treetops. There’ll be entrées and hors d’oeuvres to sample, and vendors—such as decoration professionals, bakers, and photographers—will be on hand. 6:30 to 8:30. Click here to RSVP. $16.