Where & When Bridal: What to Do This Weekend

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Friday, August 15: Trunk Show
Don’t miss the Lea Ann Belter trunk show at Promise . . . for the Savvy Bride (4931-A St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-215-9232) this Friday and Saturday. Not only can you check out the entire collection, but you can also snag 10 percent off your purchase if you order your gown during the trunk show. So grab your girlfriends or your mom or whoever you trust to give a good opinion, and head to Promise to find the dress of your dreams. Free; by appointment only.

Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17: Marriage Prep Seminar
No doubt you’ve spent, or will be spending, months planning your wedding. But how about the marriage itself? Here’s your chance to grab your partner and spend the afternoon building a foundation for your life together. Creative Ceremony’s marriage-prep seminar is composed of two four-hour sessions led by Reverend Julie Price, a ceremony officiant who has presided over 60 weddings. The seminar is held at the Vienna Baptist Church (541 Marshall Rd., SW, Vienna). Register here. $360 per couple; 2 to 6 PM.

Sunday, August 17: Rookie Rubber Stamping
Want to leave your own personal stamp on your wedding invitations or save-the-dates? Here’s your chance to learn how. Paper Source is hosting a Rookie Rubber Stamping workshop at its Alexandria location (118 King St.; 703-299-9950). Ramp up everything from invitations to thank-you notes with vibrant ink pads, embossing powders, and embellishing techniques. RSVP here. $35; 10 AM to noon.


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