Canadian designer Adele Wechsler brings her new African-inspired gown collection, Hello Africa, to Rizik’s (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-4050). Wechsler hired Zulu women to do beadwork on each dress in tribal patterns representing fertility and life. If you buy one during the show, which runs through Saturday, you get a 10-percent discount. For an appointment (recommended but not required), call the salon.
Sunday, March 30: Once-a-Year Goodwill Bridal Sale
Brides can snag dresses for $400 and less at Westfield Wheaton mall (11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton; 301-942-3200) at this Filene’s Basement-esque event hosted by Goodwill of Greater Washington. Proceeds help fund job-training programs for the disadvantaged and disabled. Read more about the sale here. Noon to 4 or until the last dress is gone.
Washington Wedding Show
Scope out the latest trends in flowers, cake (yes, there will be samples), makeup, and more at Waterford at Springfield (6715 Commerce St., Springfield; 703-719-5700). Fashion-runway shows will be at 1 and 2:30. Register in advance for two free tickets; $10 at the door. Noon to 4.
Kentlands Mansion Bridal Showcase
Kentlands Mansion (320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-258-6425) hosts caterers, photographers, and all sorts of other people it takes to put together a wedding, all while promoting itself as a wedding venue. Admission is $5 at the door; noon to 4. For more information, call 301-258-6425.
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