Where & When: Bridal Edition

This weekend, find dresses at a discount and green-wedding tips.

Through January 23
Don’t forget to buy your ticket for the third annual Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled wedding showcase. The event, at the Park Hyatt Washington DC on January 23, features portfolios from the area’s top wedding vendors, a Vera Wang bridal fashion show, and refreshments. Buy tickets ($55) on Cvent. 11 to 3.

Thursday, January 13

Hitched Salon’s winter sample sale is today. Save up to 70 percent off gowns from designers such as Amsale, Judd Waddell, Modern Trosseau, and Oscar de la Renta. 5 to 8. No appointments necessary.

Friday, January 14, through Sunday, January 16
Find a rehearsal-dinner ensemble at Urban Chic’s (7126 Bethesda La., Bethesda; 1915 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis) sample sale this weekend. At both locations, you can save an additional 30 percent on sample-sale items from designers such as Trina Turk, Joie, and Shoshanna. And if you’re free Friday morning, the store is offering an additional 50 percent off from 10 to noon.

Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting a Legends by Romona Keveza trunk show. The designer’s fall 2011 line is inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy’s years in the White House, focusing on elegant, minimalist gowns. Brides will receive 10 percent off dresses purchased at the show. Call 202-363-9301 to make an appointment.

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
is hosting a super-sized trunk show this weekend, featuring Watters & Watters bridal and bridesmaid collections, as well as Thomas Knoell’s accessories line. Call 410-484-4600 to make an appointment.

Saturday, January 15

Save between 40 and 90 percent on gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and more at Carine’s Bridal Atelier’s winter sample sale. No appointments necessary. 10 to 2.

Sunday, January 16

Watch runway shows, check out a “green” wedding pavilion with ideas for eco-friendly receptions, and meet with dozens of wedding professionals and vendors at the Washington Bridal Showcase. It’s today at the Washington Convention Center. Buy tickets ($8 online, $10 at the door) on 11 to 5.

Monday, January 17

Kate Harrison, author of the Green Bride Guide, is making an appearance at the Dandelion Patch (111 Church St., NW, Suite 101, Vienna) at 6:30. She’ll be sharing ten ways to green your wedding. Reserve your spot by e-mailing Free.

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