Thursday, March 25
Yes, we know it’s your big day, but shouldn’t your best friends have a say in what they wear to your wedding? Keep your bridal party happy at Hitched Salon’s (1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW) Amsale Bridesmaids’ Buying Party. The event features Amsale’s new line of bridesmaid dresses at 15 percent off Thursday, or 10 percent by appointment Friday or Saturday. The party goes from 5 to 8; reserve your spot by calling 202-333-6162.
Friday, March 26
Mixology Bartending Services serves some wisdom at its Event Essentials seminar. The event at the Courtyard by Marriott Capitol Hill (140 L St., SE) covers basics such as choosing a vendor, budgets, contracts, and more. The free workshop starts at 6. Click here to register.
Saturday, March 27
Make an impression on your spouse-to-be with Love Print jewelry’s trunk show at Westchester at the Pavilions (3560 Malvern St., Waldorf). Designer Camille Cesari creates original pieces such as cuff links and pendants out of fingerprints. The show, hosted by the Social Butterfly Events, runs from 10 to 5.
Touchstone Crystal Jewelry adds some sparkle to the Macy’s Bridal Salon (Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean) with a trunk show from 11 to 2. The company’s current catalog of bridal jewelry will be available.
Sunday, March 28
Get a lesson in being a bride with help from A Formal Affair (251 W. Lee Hwy., Warrenton). Banquet and catering consultant Jessica Brose leads a Bridal University Session on choosing the perfect venue, out-of-town guests, destination weddings, ceremony venues, catering options, and more. The free seminar starts at 1. Space is limited; call 540-347-5126 to RSVP.
Shenandoah Wedding Professionals’ Bridal Bliss 101 event features wedding professionals such as reception and ceremony venues, photographers, caterers, and DJs. Couples can taste hors d’oeuvres and wedding cakes, sip Champagne, and enter to win a free honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The event goes from 1 to 4 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (901 Amherst St., Winchester) and is free for preregistered couples, or $5 per couple at the door. Register here.
For small weddings, try the Personalized Intimate Affairs Bridal Show. For $5 online or $10 at the door, meet with vendors who know how to keep things intimate and work with different budgets. The show, at Columbia Homewood Suites (8320 Benson Dr., 443-731-6729), goes from 1 to 5.