Where & When Bridal: What to Do This Weekend

Still need to book a caterer? Pick a ring? Buy a dress? From tastings to trunk shows, there’s a plethora of wedding workshops and open houses this weekend to help you plan for your big day.

Thursday, June 11: R&R Catering open house at Meridian House
R&R Catering will offer a tasting at Meridian House (1630 Crescent Pl., NW; 202-939-5592), where couples can get a glimpse of the catering service’s presentation and food quality. Enjoy the cuisine, meet with the staff, and finalize any wedding details. Free; 5 to 8. Reservations required; RSVP here.

Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14: Verragio and Diana trunk show at Mervis Diamond Importers

Still on the hunt for the right wedding bands or engagement rings? Mervis Diamond Importers (1900 Mervis Way, McLean; 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 703-448-9000) is hosting a trunk show featuring the entire collections of two of the company’s two designers, Diana and Verragio. Browse through hundreds of styles in platinum and gold for both men and women. Discounts will be held all day, including the chance to win a discount of $500 off any platinum ring. For more information, e-mail and to RSVP click here. Free. Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 12 to 5.
Sunday, June 14: Wedding-invitations workshop at Paper Source
Georgetown’s Paper Source (3019 M St., NW; 202-298-5545) will host a workshop for the “adventurous crafter” this weekend. Learn how to design, create, address, and mass-produce your own wedding invitations by experimenting with several styles. Participants should be at least 16 years old. $55; RSVP here. 10 to 1.

Sunday, June 14: Custom Cake Design open house
Indulge your sweet tooth and plan your wedding cake this weekend at the Custom Cake Design (8535 Ziggy La., Gaithersburg; 301-216-1100) open house. Enjoy more than 12 cake flavors and styles as well as advice from the cake designers and other wedding vendors. Punch and chocolate fondue will be provided. Free; noon to 4.

Sunday, June 14: Makeup training class from Makeup by Brooke
Perfect your wedding-day look with tips from this class hosted by Brooke Colton Williams of Makeup by Brooke. Learn how to apply bronzer, eye shadow, false lashes, and more. There’ll be door prizes from MAC cosmetics. For directions and to RSVP, e-mail or call 703-937-7017. $45; 1 to 4.

Ongoing: Rizik’s bridal sample sale
Until the end of the month, Rizik’s (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-4050) is holding a bridal sample sale with gowns from Christos, Adele Wechsler, Rivini, Lazaro, Liancarlo, Peter Langner, and more. Current and discontinued gowns as well as select veils and accessories are reduced by 50 to 75 percent.

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