Where & When: Bridal Edition

Ladies, get those planners ready—this might be the busiest week in bridal events all year

Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6
Save $10 when you mention The Washingtonian at the Kathlin Argiro Pop-Up Shop this weekend. Hosted at Georgetown Visitation’s Esprit de Noel Christmas Bazaar, the sale features the New York-based designer’s dresses—many of which are clean, classic bridesmaid dresses. Friday 11 to 9, Saturday 10 to 4. Admission is free.

Saturday November 6
Learn from Chanel’s experts—and save big on styling costs—at the Up Close & Fashionable event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase. This 90-minute lesson will teach you how to look your best on your big day without the help of a pricey makeup artist. Registration is $75 and includes the lesson, lunch, a $25 gift card for Chanel cosmetics, a 15-percent discount on purchased products, beauty giveaways, and validated parking. Space is limited; click here to register. 1 to 4.

Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7
Distinctive Designs Bridal (15709 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville) is holding a La Sposa by Pronovias trunk show. Save 10 percent on any of the Spanish label’s wedding gowns purchased at the event. Call 301-948-0183 to make an appointment.

Sunday, November 7
Head to the bridal showcase at Frederick Fairgrounds, where brides- and-grooms-to-be can check out cakes, floral arrangements, DJs, invitation stationary, lodging options, rentals, and more. Click here to register ($3 online or $5 at the door). Noon to 3.

For the bride on a budget, check out the Not-So-Big Wedding Boutique at Rockwood Manor. Twelve teams of wedding professionals are competing to design a ceremony and reception for 65 guests—including catering, reception venue, floral arrangements, music, and photos—for less than $15,000, and they’re revealing their plans at the boutique. Registration is free. 1 to 4.

City Palace (9730 Capital Ct., Manassas), a glass-walled venue that can accommodate up to 300 guests, is hosting an open house. You can tour the site, sample food from New Age Caterers, and learn about discounts on booking the location. Call 703-906-7114 to register. 1 to 5. Free.

Enchanting Affairs & Events is presenting a vendor fair at the Ivy Club Apartments (1127 Ivy Club Ln., Landover) with demonstrations, raffles, and an opportunity to chat with a variety of vendors. 1 to 5. Free.

Wednesday, November 10
If you’re looking for wine to serve at your reception, you may be inspired by the complimentary Women in Wine tasting at Café Atlántico. The event features acclaimed female winemakers from Northern California. Call 202-393-0812 to register. 4 to 6.

Pick out your honeymoon attire at Julia Farr (5232 44th St., NW), where there’s a Sissy Yates Designs and Halston Heritage trunk show, which benefits Autism Speaks. 6 to 9.

Thursday, November 11
Whether you’re aiming for a vintage look or a more contemporary style for your tresses, the Hair & Now show may give you some ideas for your wedding-day do. Organized by the Bella Bethesda salon, the event includes a cocktail hour, hair-styling demonstrations, and a fashion show with hairstyle trends from the ’20s through today. Your ticket also includes food, drinks, a gift bag filled with beauty products, and a $10 gift card good toward a future visit to the salon. It’s at the Ballroom (5521 Landy Ln., Bethesda). Click here for tickets ($20 online or $30 at the door). 6:30 to 10.

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