Friday, November 12
Pick up stylish bridesmaid gifts at Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus (Congressional Plaza, 1601-B Rockville Pike, Rockville) opening today. The shop is stocked with designers such as Joie, 7 for All Mankind, and Lafayette 148, all offered at discount prices. A grand-opening event begins at 10.
Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13
For a dramatic look on your big day—think full-skirt ball gowns and Swarovski-crystal trims—check out Kenneth Pool’s 2011 collection at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, where there’s a trunk show this weekend. Call 202-965-4696 for an appointment.
Formerly Carolina Herrera’s chief bridal designer, Judd Waddell founded his own line in 2000. His clean, elegant gowns are in a trunk show at Hitched this weekend. Call 202-333-6162 for an appointment.
Love Couture Bridal (12500-B Park Potomac Ave., Potomac) is hosting a Stephen Yearick trunk show this weekend. Save up to 15 percent on the designer’s glamorous gowns. Call 301-610-5683 for an appointment.
Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14
There’s an Alyce trunk show at Moni’s Bridal Boutique, where you can save $50 on gowns. The store is also hosting a Toys for Tots drive—bring in an unwrapped toy and you’ll receive an additional $25 off your purchase. Call 571-229-5193 for an appointment.
Brides going for an unconventional wedding-day look may find their dress at the Douglas Hannant trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. The designer’s Spring 2011 collection takes an innovative spin on classic looks. Call 202-363-9301 for an appointment.
Get a jump start on registry ideas at Theodores’s (2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW) fall 2010 art show, where you can save up to 40 percent on furniture and accent items. There’s also a a large collection of unframed art, starting at $300 per painting.
Friday, November 12, through Monday, November 15
Alfred Angelo’s affordable line of bridal gowns ranges from classic styles to up-to-the-minute trends. They’re in a trunk show at I Do I Do Wedding Gowns (15932 Luanne Dr., Gaithersburg) this weekend, where you can save up to 15 percent. Call 240-243-0050 for an appointment.
Saturday, November 13
Better Events Catering (14220 Sullyfield Circle, Suite K, Chantilly) is hosting an open house, where you can sample the caterer’s menus. Seatings are available at noon, 2, and 4. Call 703-204-1800 to make a reservation. Free.
Tuesday, November 16, through Thursday, November 18
Find chic accessories for your rehearsal dinner at the Stuart Weitzman trunk show, where you can preview the designer’s spring 2011 shoe and handbag collections. The store is open from 10 to 9 each day.
Tuesday November 16, through Saturday November 20
Ramesh Hira of Bespoke Custom Tailors & Outfitters is visiting Washington this week. Based in London and Hong Kong, the company is known for its high-quality handmade suits, jackets, and trousers. Hira will be on hand at the Westin Washington for consultations. Call 310-989-9300 to make an appointment.