Where & When: Bridal Edition

Dessert tastings, a big beauty show, and five great trunk shows are all happening this weekend

Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12
Peter Langner’s latest bridal collection is in a trunk show at the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel. Brides will have the opportunity to meet the designer, who was born in Germany and trained in Paris. Call 301-652-2251 to make an appointment.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier has Junko Yoshioka’s new bridal line in a trunk show this weekend. Call 202-965-4696 to make an appointment.

Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12
There’s a Christos trunk show at Hitched. Brides who purchase a gown at the event will save 10 percent. Call 202-333-6162 to make an appointment.

Friday, March 11, through Sunday, March 13
Rizik’s Bridal Boutique (1100 Connecticut Ave., NW) is hosting an Angel by Angel Sanchez trunk show this weekend. Sanchez has designed gowns for celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria. Call 202-223-4050 to make an appointment.

The Pattis bridal collection is in a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal, where you can save 10 percent on any gown purchased at the event. Call 202-363-9301 to make an appointment.

Saturday, March 12
Try out new looks for the big day at the Nordstrom Spring 2011 Cosmetics Trend Show, held at the department store’s Pentagon City location (1400 S. Hayes St., Arlington). There’ll be makeup artists and other professionals on hand to help you navigate the latest in beauty trends. Tickets ($15) are available at the store or by calling 800-723-2889 and are redeemable toward a cosmetics purchase of $15 or more. 8 to 10 AM.

Sunday, March 13
At a Chic Affair, taking place at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, brides can meet with area florists, caterers, and stylists, get wedding advice from a panel of experts (including Project Runway's Christian Siriano), sample hors d'oeuvres and cakes, attend a runway show featuring designs from Chevy Chase Bridal, and more. The best part? Washingtonian readers can go for free! Use the code "Washingtonian" when you buy your ticket (normally $35) from Flavourus and you'll receive complimentary admission to the event.  Tickets are also available at the door for $45. 11 to 3 PM.

The “Let Them Eat Cake” dessert tasting at the Hilton Garden Inn (7301 Waverly St., Bethesda) is a one-stop cake shop, where brides can meet with dozens of bakers and cake designers. Buy tickets ($20 for a single ticket, $30 for a couple) from Eventbrite. 1 to 5.

For a different spin on a bridal open house, try the “Brides on the Bus” tour. A bus will take you to five Montgomery County venues: Rockwood Manor, the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, Woodlawn Manor, Brookside Gardens, and the Agricultural History Farm Park. You can meet with vendors at each venue, and there’ll be games and prizes as you ride between locations. Start at either the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek (14500 Clopper Rd., Boyds) or Brookside Gardens. Buy tickets ($25 per person, $10 for each additional guest) from 10 to 4.

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