Saturday, April 17
If you’re interested in accessorizing your bridal gown à la Carrie Bradshaw, there are plenty of options at Annalee’s Formals (42395 Ryan Rd., #104; Ashburn; 703-722-2588), including handbags on sale from the local vendor Kura Design. Noon to 5. Click here for more information.
Sunday, April 18
Amid all your frantic wedding planning, take some time to give back to the community. Does your fiancé have a tuxedo that’s a little too snug? Perhaps your bridesmaids have dresses they’re ready to part with? The Magic Wand Project is holding one of its Dress and Tuxedo Giveaway and Donation Drives to collect formalwear to outfit prom-going underprivileged high-school students. Call 240-472-9432 or click here for more details and to see a list of needed items. Noon to 4 at the Sheraton Washington North Hotel (4095 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville; 301-937-4422).
Showcase Productions is holding a bridal showcase at George Mason University’s Patriot Center (4400 University Dr., Fairfax; 703-993-3000) with fashion, music, tastings, demonstrations, and samples. There’s a bridal-gown liquidation sale, with dresses starting as low as $99. Exhibitors include Blush Bridal Boutique, Continental Event Center, Touchstone Crystal Jewelry, and Cakes By Linda. Click here for a full list of exhibitors and more details. 11 to 5.The first five brides to show up get a one-year subscription to Brides magazine. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 online.