Where & When: Bridal Edition

Cupcakes, cocktails, and up to 75 percent off on such brands as Carolina Herrera

Thursday, March 24
Save from 30 to 75 percent on bridal gowns at Carine’s Bridal Atelier’s sample sale, including designs by Carolina Herrera, Monqiue Lhullier, and others. 4 to 8.

Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26
Hitched has an Anne Barge trunk show this weekend, featuring the designer’s latest takes on classic bridal silhouettes. Brides-to-be can save 10 percent on any gown purchased at the event, and there’ll be a representative on hand to consult about alterations. Call 202-333-6162 to make an appointment.

Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27
Douglas Hannant’s dramatic bridal gowns are in a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal, and all designs from the line are marked down 10 percent. Call 202-363-9301 to make an appointment.

Sunday, March 27
The Best Western Battlefield Inn (10830 Balls Ford Rd., Manassas) is hosting a budget-friendly bridal show this weekend. Meet with a variety of vendors and get creative ideas for how to plan your dream wedding without crippling your savings. 11 to 5. Free.

The Kentlands Mansion (320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg) spring bridal showcase is Sunday. Meet with caterers, stylists, makeup artists, musicians, florists, hotel representatives, and many others who can help you plan the big day.Noon to 4. $5.

The Historic Inns of Annapolis Bridal Fair is this Sunday at Governor Calvert House (58 State Circle, Annapolis). You can tour the venue, meet with wedding professionals, taste catering samples, and more. Buy tickets ($8) from the Historic Inns of Annapolis. They're also available for $10 at the door. Noon to 4. 

Tuesday, March 29
For design inspiration, check out Cupcakes & Cocktails, hosted by Le Fabuleux Events (2311 Mill Rd., Suite 1, Alexandria). The event showcases the company’s array of wedding-decor schemes and give brides the opportunity to consult with professionals and pick the right theme for their day, from table linens to centerpieces. E-mail to RSVP. 5 to 7:30. Free.

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