Where & When: Bridal Edition (November 17 through November 27)

Think Black Friday discounts are only for big-box stores? Think again. Several bridal salons are hosting Thanksgiving-related sales and events.

Can you believe this modern-romantic style is a bridesmaid dress? Photograph courtesy of Joanna August

Through Sunday, November 27

Check out the new, chic Pronovias collection at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac—you’ll get 12 percent off Pronovias gowns purchased during this trunk show. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule an appointment.

Today through Sunday, November 20

Los Angeles–based designer Joanna August creates modern and romantic bridesmaid dresses. (Many of her styles come in white, so they make lovely informal wedding gowns, too!) Her new Ceremony collection won’t be in stores until January, but you can get a sneak peek at Bella Bridesmaid in Bethesda. Call 301-664-6436 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19

Hitched in Georgetown is hosting a trunk show of Judd Waddell’s classic, elegant gowns. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19

Designer Peter Langner will be on hand at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase to present his new 2012 collection. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19

Is your mom still looking for a gown? Miami-based design house Liancarlo will be presenting its evening collection at Neiman Marcus in Tysons Corner. Call 703-761-1600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 18, through Sunday, November 20

Anne Barge is a popular designer with DC brides for her flattering and feminine gowns. Barge’s new collection will be featured at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 18, through Monday, November 21

In honor of Thanksgiving, Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown is having a surprise sale on Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns. You’ll receive 10 percent off any order. Schedule your appointment by calling 202-965-4696.

Sunday, November 20

Hope you have a sweet tooth: Creative Cakes in Silver Spring is hosting an open house from noon to 3. You can sample the many available flavors and check out the shop’s recent wedding cake creations. Visit the Creative Cakes Web site to register.

Sunday, November 20

More cake! Occasional Cakes in Beltsville, Maryland, is also hosting an open house. Taste cake samples, chat with a panel of vendors, and more. Call 301-868-3640 to RSVP.

Monday, November 21

Jump-start your wedding planning at the International Special Events Society’s DC IDEA 2011 Expo at the Marriott Wardman Park from 6 to 9 PM. You’ll meet a variety of local vendors, from caterers to photographers, florists to musicians. Tickets are $15, but you can get them for $10 if you register in advance. Check out the event Web site for more information, and click here to purchase discounted advance sale tickets.

Friday, November 25

Chevy Chase Bridal
in Mazza Gallerie is hosting a White Friday Sale. The store will be open from 7 AM to 9 PM and you can expect discounts of up to 80 percent on designer sample wedding gowns from the likes of Badgley Mischka, Legends by Romona Keveza, Douglas Hannant, Justin Alexander, Tara Keely, and more. No appointment is necessary, though you should get there early for the best selection; call 202-363-9301 for more information.

Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26

Love Couture Bridal
in Potomac is hosting a post-Thanksgiving sample sale, featuring discounts of 30 to 70 percent on designer gowns by Pronovias, Lazaro, Stephen Yearick, Enzoani, Marisa, Kenneth Pool, and more. Gowns will start at $699. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27

Get your gown—and accessories, too! Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, in Baltimore, is having a trunk show featuring Victoria Nicole gowns and Thomas Knoell accessories. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

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