Wednesday, January 30: Wine-and-Cheese Bridal Showcase
Okay, so Wednesday isn’t technically the weekend. But I didn’t want you to miss this mini bridal expo, considering it’s at Dave & Buster’s (11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; 301-230-5151) and there will be complimentary wine, cheese, and cocktails for the first 45 minutes. Look at displays from the Pros, a company of photographers, videographers, and disc jockeys, watch a short presentation, hang out to hear the Pros’ DJs perform, and then book any services that interest you. Free tickets available here or at the door; 6:45 PM.
Friday, February 1: Premiere of Over Her Dead Body
Watch Eva Longoria Parker play Bridezilla for maybe the first five minutes of this movie before the plot turns comedic ghost story.
Modern Trousseau Trunk Show
Designer Callie Tein comes to Hitched (1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6162) to show her 2008 collection and answer questions at this show, which extends through Saturday. Call to schedule an appointment or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 2: Premiere of Bridal Fever
You don’t have to get off your couch for this one: Turn on the Hallmark Channel to catch this new TV flick about two friends who think they’ll never find love—and then end up, you know, finding it. I think there’s a romance novelist in there somewhere, too. 9 PM.
Sunday, February 3: Hunt Country Celebrations Annual Bridal Fair
Wedding planners, vendors, and venue owners who belong to Hunt Country Celebrations—a Northern Virginia group attempting to cluster everyone you need to plan a wedding into one community—will be at Fauquier Springs Country Club (9236 Tournament Dr., Warrenton; 540-347-4205) to show their wares, if you’re up for a little bit of a road trip to get there. Free tickets via the online registration form or $10 at the door; noon to 4.
“Wrapped in Romance” Workshop
Bridesmaids: Learn how to do a snazzy wrapping job on those shower gifts at this three-hour class at the Paper Source in Alexandria (118 King St.; 703-299-9950). Register by phone or online, but you must sign up at least a day in advance. $45; 9 AM to noon.
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