Where & When Bridal: What to Do This Weekend

Let them eat cake! Two free tasting events and more this weekend.

A Badgley Mischka gown. Photo courtesy of Badgley Mischka Bride.

Thursday, May 15: Summer Sample Sale Begins  
Starting Thursday, get sample gowns at Promise (4931A St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-215-9232) at up to 60 percent off. The sale goes through August 2, but looking at the store’s gallery of gorgeous dresses (we’ve got our eye on the Lea-Ann Belter number in the top row of photos), we’d mark it with a “while supplies last” tag. Schedule an appointment (required) by calling the salon or e-mailing Tuesday through Friday 11 AM to 7 PM; call for Saturday hours.

Friday, May 16: Badgley Mischka Trunk Show

Through Sunday, view Badgley Mischka’s complete 2008 collection at Harriet Kassman Bridal Salon (5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-363-1870). Appointments are recommended, but not required. Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 5 PM.

Sunday, May 18: Wedding Cake Tasting Event
Enticing Icing by Katie (great name, Katie!) invites you to the Sheraton Washington North (4095 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville; 301-937-4422) to sample all 16 of its cake flavors and fillings, including confetti cake, which we hope is a glammed-up version of Pillsbury Funfetti. Book at the event and save 10 percent on your cake. Plus, chat with two other wedding vendors: Trusted Exposures photography and Njoi Designs, which makes custom wedding invitations. RSVP to Free; noon to 5 PM.

Open House and Wedding Cake Tasting
More cake! Head to Custom Cake Design (8535 Ziggy La., Gaithersburg; 301-216-1100) to view more than 50 display cakes and sample flavors. Free; noon to 4 PM.

“Wedding Invites” Workshop
Another weekend, another awesome Paper Source workshop. This one, at the Georgetown location (3019 M St., NW; 202-298-5545), will teach you how to make save-the-dates and invitations, plus how to address them. Register by phone or online, but you must sign up at least a day in advance. $55; 10 AM to 1 PM.


To submit a bridal event, e-mail

More>> Bridal Party Blog | Wedding Guide | Wedding Vendor Search  

Are You Engaged? (Congratulations!) Get Our Wedding Inspo Newsletter

Advice, inspiration, and ideas for your Washington wedding.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.