Thursday, October 29, through Saturday, October 31
Visit Carine’s Bridal Atelier (1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW) for a three-day Kenneth Pool wedding-gown trunk show. His gowns, which he describes as lavish fabrics with a mix of fantasy, drama, and careful bead work, look straight out of a fairy tale. If you find a gown to send you into happily-ever-after, you’ll receive a 12-percent discount on Thursday and Friday and 10 percent Saturday. Appointments required; call 202-965-4696 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday 4 to 6, Friday 11 to 6, and Saturday 11 to 7.
Friday, October 30
Ky Washington of Richie (7775 Jewelweed Ct., Springfield; 571-332-3170), a multipurpose salon, will share her fashion and styling expertise during her Personal Accents trunk show and cocktail party. Washington encourages attendees to bring an outfit or a picture of a potential wedding look so she can provide advice on how to glam it up. The bride who brings the most people gets a prize. 6 to 9:30.
Saturday, October 31
If you’re searching for a venue, check out the Old Hickory Golf Club (11921 Chanceford Dr., Woodbridge) during its open house and tasting from 2 to 4. Future brides and bridegrooms can sample up to three entrées from the menu and explore the banquet halls. The event is free for guests who have already booked a date at the club; all other attendees pay $10. Click here or call 703-580-9000 for more information.
Sunday, November 1
Brides, we know you’re preoccupied with pulling off a perfect ceremony and reception, but don’t forget about honeymoon planning. Caribbean Destination Weddings is hosting an expo from noon to 6 at the Marriott BWI Airport (1743 West Nursery Rd., Baltimore). Guests receive a chance to win a honeymoon trip to the Caribbean and will hear about a Caribbean destination wedding. Click here or call Lisa Jones at 631-707-2640 for more information.
Wednesday, November 4
Wedding Wednesday, a gathering organized by Gainesville’s Season Cards & Gifts (8014 Crescent Park Dr.), brings wedding professionals and brides together to plot out the big day. The store specializes in stationary and can help with ideas for your Save the Dates, invitations, and thank you cards. 6 to 8. RSVP required; call 703-753-0797.