Where & When: Bridal Edition

Terrific trunk shows and great deals on bridesmaid gifts

Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11
Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2011 line is in a trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Many of the gowns feature flowered details and delicate embroidery. Call 202-265-4696 to make an appointment.

Friday, December 10, through Sunday, December 12
Love Couture Bridal (1200-B Park Potomac Ave., Potomac) is hosting a Ysa Makino trunk show where you can save 10 percent on the designer’s bridal gowns. Call 301-610-5683 to make an appointment.

If you need new accessories for the big day, try the designer showcase at I. Gorman Jewelers. The event features designs from Sarah Graham, Todd Reed, and Alishan—and all jewelry by showcased designers is 10 percent off.

Saturday, December 11
Moni’s Bridal Boutique’s Holiday Open House is Saturday. There’ll be light snacks, holiday music, and storewide discounts. 10 to 6.

Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12
MidCity Holly Days, hosted by businesses around DC’s 14th and U Street corridors, is this weekend. Many boutiques in the neighborhood are hosting special sales, where you can pickup bridesmaid gifts on the cheap. Click here for more details.

Sunday, December 12
For a one-stop preview of gowns, tuxedos, cakes, catering options, and other wedding necessities, try the 2011 International Bride Show. There’ll be wedding professionals on hand to answer questions and assist you with planning your nuptials. It’s at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel (126 West. St., Annapolis) from noon to 4. Tickets are $5 online (click here to purchase) or $8 at the door.

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