Where & When: Bridal Edition

Upcoming Washington open houses, gown sales, and cake tastings

Thursday, March 31
Head to Hitched Thursday for the salon’s spring sample sale. Gowns by top designers—including Oscar de la Renta and Amsale—are discounted up to 60 percent. RSVP to 5 to 8.

Meet with florists, bakers, wedding planners, photographers, and other top wedding professionals at Hotel Palomar’s showcase Thursday evening. There’ll be complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Urbana, and you can tour the hotel’s guest rooms and event spaces. 6 to 8. Free.

Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2
There’s a Liancarlo trunk show this weekend at the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, where you can meet with designer Carlo Ramirez. Call 301-652-2250 to make an appointment.

Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3
Tara Keely, the new bridal line by Lazaro, is in a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. Brides will save 10 percent on any gown purchased at the event. Call 202-363-9301 to make an appointment.

Love Couture Bridal (12500-B Park Potomac Ave., Potomac) is hosting a Matthew Christopher trunk show this weekend, offering savings of 10 percent on all gowns. The designer will be on hand to consult with brides—and all custom changes are free. Call 301-610-5683 to make an appointment.

Tuesday, April 5
Sample a variety of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as well as a local, organic menu at a complimentary bridal tasting at RSVP Catering (2930 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax). Reserve a spot by e-mailing 5:30 to 7.

Wednesday, April 6
R&R Catering is hosting a bridal open house and tasting at the Sunset Room (137 National Plaza, National Harbor) Wednesday evening. There’ll be hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, an open bar, cake tastings, and an opportunity to meet with vendors. Reserve a ticket by calling 703-451-2798. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 5:30 to 7:30.

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