Thursday, July 15
Find your look for the big day at Girls Night Out!, hosted by Tica Cosmetics at Skintelligence Partners (115 Beulah Rd., NE, Vienna). The event showcases makeup, jewelry, stationery, and other items on the bridal checklist. Laura Goyer of Unique Life Photography will also be on hand to display her work, which emphasizes candids. Enjoy door prizes, light refreshments, and 20 percent of all skin-care products. E-mail email@example.com or call 703-255-7237 to RSVP. Free. 6 to 9.
Friday, July 16
Feeling lucky? Local wedding blog Bridal Bubbly is promoting two Etsy giveaways. Readers have the chance to win decorative paper creations from Gilded Bee and a bridal bolero from Bonzie. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the Etsy store in the subject line to throw your hat in the ring. The Gilded Bee winner will be picked today, and Bonzie early next week.
Saturdays, July 17
In the market for a new wedding-day look? Through October 1, master hair colorist Melissa Murphy is offering 15 percent off color services for first-time clients—including brides. Book your appointment with the Vidal Sassoon-educated colorist at One80 Salon (1275 K St., NW, Suite 101; 202-842-9113).
Sunday, July 18
Come hungry to Cakes by Design (416 Mill St., Occoquan; 703-721-9626), which is holding a cake tasting open house today. The shop’s many flavors include orange raspberry swirl, spice, and red velvet. E-mail email@example.com to register. Free. 10 to 2.
The cake parade continues with another tasting, courtesy of Creative Cakes in Silver Spring. Peruse the cake gallery, browse through photo albums, and sample flavors. Register online here. Free. Noon to 3.
Looking for a deal? Carine’s Bridal Atelier (1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696) hosts a summer sample sale featuring 40 to 90 percent off bridal gowns. Sort through frocks by Monique Lhuillier, Kenneth Pool, Rivini, Jenny Lee, Carolina Herrera, and more. No appointments necessary. 10 to 2.