Where & When Bridal Edition

Big sales, tastings, and a seminar make this a cost-cutting and educational weekend for brides-to-be

Friday, June 25
The iconic Washington clothier Rizik’s (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-223-4050) holds an early Independence Day sale today and tomorrow with more than 50 percent off all departments—including bridal. 9 to 6.

Saturday, June 26
The W Salon (6025G Burke Center Pkwy, Burke; 703-250-0800) teams up with the style experts at Bella Mia Weddings & Events for a showcase of bridal goods. Enjoy a cake tasting from To a Tea Events and peruse Swavorksi-flecked baubles from Touchstone Jewelry. Experts from Sweet Dreams Photo Studio and River Moon Videos will also be on hand to offer wedding advice. Free, but RSVP is required. Call 703-250-0800 to reserve your spot. 5 to 8.

Learn unique and creative ways to design a menu for your wedding at A Formal Affair (251 W. Lee Hwy, Warrenton; 540-347-5126). Sandra Webb from Dominique’s Catering will be on hand to offer guidance on food-and-drink selection. Pre-registration includes a $25 gift certificate. 1 PM.

Moni’s Bridal Boutique (9255 Center St. #308, Manassas; 571-229-5193) holds its first-ever sample dress sale alongside a cake tasting by Darlene’s Specialty Cakes. The sale runs from 10 to 6, and the cake tasting from 1 to 3.

Sunday, June 27
Take advantage of Saks Fifth Avenue’s killer sale, which goes until tomorrow. It’s not bridal-specific, but the store is offering up to 60 percent off purchases of $150 or more. Think shoes, bags, and other goodies for the big day.

Wednesday, June 30
Groups of up to four are invited to a menu tasting and open house at the Hilton Garden Inn (3950 Fair Ridge Dr., Fairfax; 703-385-7774). Reserve your spot by calling Catherine at 703-667-9363.

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