Where & When Bridal

For brides scouting dresses—for themselves or their bridesmaids—there are plenty of opportunities this weekend to pick up a dress for less.

Thursday, June 18: Hitched Bridal Sample Sale
Georgetown’s Hitched (1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6162) is throwing its annual summer sample sale. Try on couture gowns from Lela Rose, Oscar de la Renta, Judd Waddell, and more. Gowns are first-come, first-served. Free by appointment, call 202-333-6162 or e-mail; 5 to 8 PM.

Thursday, June 18, to Tuesday, June 23: Spring/Summer 2010 Vera Wang Maids Trunk Show
In addition to featuring discounted dresses from the designer’s bridesmaids collection, this trunk show at the Vera Wang Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel (5510 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase) will have treats from Georgetown Cupcake. Free by appointment; call 301-652-2250.

Sunday, June 21: Carine’s Bridal Atelier Summer Sample Sale Event
Sample gowns from Karl Lagerfeld, Caroline Herrera, Rosa Clara, and Platinum Collection will be on sale for up to 75 percent off the retail price this weekend. Carine’s Bridal Atelier is hosting the sale at the Westin City Center (1400 M St., NW; 202-429-1700) in the National Ballroom A. Gowns are first-come, first-served. Free; call 202-965-4696 or visit Carine's Web site for more information; 9 to 3.

Tuesday, June 23: Wedding Cocktails at the Corcoran
Bash and Simply Chic Events are hosting a wedding vendor party for brides-to-be. Check out several area vendors, along with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 6 PM to 9 PM; RSVP to