Friday, May 14
Think you have a busy weekend ahead of you? Think again—Blush Bridal Boutique (7344 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville; 703-753-8303) is holding a Carrafina trunk show and blowout floor sample sale. The shop is relocating at the end of the month, so get these gowns while the getting’s good. All Carrafina orders are 10 percent off. 10 AM to 6 PM Friday and Saturday; noon to 4 on Sunday.
Saturday, May 15
Head to the Silver Parrot (113 King St., Alexandria; 703-549-8530) for a Acleoni jewelry trunk show hosted by Antoinette Cleoni. All Acleoni baubles will be 15 percent off. 1 to 6 PM.
Make sure you’re nice and hungry before heading to Lemon Tulip Cakes, which is hosting a free private tasting of two decadent flavors: carrot cake with cream-cheese filling and vanilla cake with vanilla-latte buttercream. Owner Jessica Hollifield works out of her home, so RSVP is required; call 703-895-4704 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot and learn the location. 11 AM to 4 PM.
Sunday, May 16
If you’re a one-stop shopper, head to Custom Cake Designs (8535 Ziggy Ln., Gaithersburg; 301-216-0155) for its monthly open house wedding-cake tasting. In addition to checking out the 70 cakes on display, talk to a videographer, photographer, florist, wedding planner, and makeup artist, who will be on hand with some free advice. Noon to 4 PM.
Last weekend’s Matthew Christopher show at Ann’s Boutique (5709 Burke Centre Pkwy., Burke; 703-250-3100) is still going on, but not for long: The exclusive trunk show ends today. Call 703-250-3100 to make an appointment. 10 AM to 7 PM Friday and Saturday; 10 AM to 6 PM Sunday.
Can’t you already taste the frosting? Creative Cakes (8814 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring; 301-587-1599) holds its monthly complimentary cake tasting. And it’s not just for wedding cakes—groom’s cakes are also available to peruse. Pre-register online here to reserve your spot. Noon to 3 PM.