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Where & When Bridal: What to Do This Weekend

It’s another long weekend—these bridal events spill over into next week. Check out wedding gowns, makeup workshops, catering events, and more.

By Arla Shephard Published Saturday, May 30: Bridal-collection debut at Rizik’s
Brides-to-be can browse through Rizik’s (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-4050) chic bridal collection this Saturday for gowns starting at less than $2,000. Designers such as Christos, Peter Langner, Adele Wechsler, Rivini, Marisa, Lazaro and Jenny Packham will be featured. Some dresses as well as veils and headpieces will be marked down. Receive 10 percent off if you order a dress that day. Free by appointment; call 202-223-4050; 9 AM to 5 PM.

Sunday, May 31: Makeup workshop with Favia’s Artistry
Need to perfect your wedding-day glow? Award-winning makeup artist Monique Melton of Favia’s Artistry (800-695-1209) is hosting personalized workshops this weekend, including demonstrations, tips, and free cosmetics. Call ahead to RSVP. $75 per person, but if you bring a friend, you both receive $10 off; 4 to 6.

Monday, June 1: Wisteria floral-arrangement classes
The Alexandria floral studio Wisteria (8808 Danewood Dr., Alexandria; 703-360-1042) is offering a three-week introductory crash course in floral design. Learn how to create stylish centerpieces, maintain floral arrangements, and use what’s growing in your garden as well as store-bought flowers. Owner Stephanie Meuse Melvin will teach the class June 1, 8, and 15. The entire series costs $255. Call ahead to reserve a spot; 7 to 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, June 2: New Age Caterers event at Top of the Town
New Age Caterers will be hosting a tasting event at Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th St., Arlington; 703-387-8696), which is often noted for having the best view of the city. Beverages and cuisine will be provided, and the staff will be there to answer any catering questions. Wedding planners, dance specialists, and florists will also be on hand. For more information, click here. Free with reservation. RSVP at rsvp@newagecaterers.com; 5 to 7:30.

Wednesday, June 3: Wedding Wednesdays bridal show with Seasons Cards and Gifts
The first Wednesday of each month, Seasons Cards and Gifts (8014 Crescent Park Dr., Gainesville; 703-753-0797) hosts a Wedding Wednesdays bridal show with local photographers, caterers, florists, and other vendors. Get professional advice to help you plan your big day. Free; call ahead to reserve a spot. 6 to 8.

To submit a bridal event, e-mail ashephard@washingtonian.com.

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