Where & When: Bridal Edition

Getting ready to walk down the aisle? These bridal events might help make the big day a little less stressful.

Friday, April 2, through Sunday, April 4
Scope out Hannelore’s of Old Town’s trunk shows this weekend, featuring bridesmaids’ dresses from the Watters & Watters and Wtoo lines, both by Thai-born designer Vattana Watters. The Watters line specializes in innovative fashion, while Wtoo offers more affordable takes on those designs. Call ahead to make an appointment. Friday and Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday noon to 5.

Saturday, April 3
Mrs. Oliver’s Cakes is offering a free cake tasting. The bakery in North Bethesda specializes in custom-designed cakes and three-dimensional sugar art. The open house starts at 10, and no registration is required.

Need more cake options? Head to Cotton’s Gourmet Gifts & Creations. The Hyattsville bakery is offering free house-made cake samples. Other treats include handcrafted chocolate truffles, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and cheesecakes. The event starts at 11. To RSVP, call 240-764-6134 or e-mail

Crystal Bridal Gallery is free alterations on wedding gowns. Call 703-288-3066 to make an appointment. 10 to 6.

Wednesday, April 7
Seasons Cards and Gifts hosts a gathering of wedding vendors the first Wednesday of every month. Today, there are events in Gainesville (intersection of routes 15 and 29; 703-753-0797) and South Riding (South Riding Market Square; 703-327-1114). To RSVP, call the individual stores. Free.

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