Where & When: Bridal Edition (December 15 through 27)

Several salons are hosting wedding gown sample sales to refresh inventory for the new year.

The Jim Hjelm Blush collection will be featured at a trunk show at P. Lawrence in Gaithersburg. Photograph courtesy of Jim Hjelm Blush

Today through Saturday, December 17
Take $15 off your Alfred Angelo or Jordan bridesmaid dress order during the “Bridesmaid Bash” at I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg. Call 240-243-0050 to schedule an appointment.

Today through Saturday, December 24
Distinctive Designs Bridal
in Rockville is hosting an End of the Year Blowout Sale featuring gowns by Pronovias, Allure, Winnie Couture, Enzoani, and more, marked down 20 to 50 percent. The sale is by appointment only; schedule yours by calling 301-948-1833.

Friday, December 16, through Sunday, December 18
If you want bridesmaid dresses that will make your ’maids swoon, visit Love Couture Bridal in Potomac for a Jenny Yoo trunk show. Jenny Yoo also makes simple, stylish wedding gowns that are worth checking out. And (bonus!) you’ll save 10 percent on any Jenny Yoo order placed during the trunk show weekend. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17
Modern Trousseau’s wedding gowns are stylish with a slightly preppy twist. Check out the new collection at a trunk show at Hitched in Georgetown. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18
Two luxe Virginia wedding venues—Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, and Foxchase Manor in Manassas—are hosting open houses from 11 AM to 4 PM. Call 703-369-3638 (Foxchase) or 703-771-9177 (Rose Hill) for more information.

Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18
If you’re a Say Yes to the Dress fan, you’ll want to pay a visit to Hannelore’s Bridal Boutique in Alexandria. Randy Fenoli, the Kleinfeld wedding dress guru and star of the TLC reality show, will be providing personal consultations to brides by appointment only. A prior consultation with Hannelore’s is required in order to meet with Fenoli; call 703-549-0387 to schedule yours.

Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2
Jim Hjelm’s lower-priced Blush collection features flattering, feminine gowns. The newest designs will be featured at P. Lawrence Bridal & Formals in Gaithersburg. Call 301-977-9729 to schedule your appointment.

Monday, December 26, through Friday, December 30
Blush Bridal Boutique
in Gainesville is hosting its final sample sale of the year. Wedding gowns will be on sale for up to 75 percent off. This sale is by appointment only, so call Blush at 703-753-8303 to schedule your slot.

Monday, December 26, through Saturday, December 31
Chevy Chase Bridal
is hosting a sample sale to close out 2011 right. Designer wedding gowns by Badgley Mischka, Justin Alexander, Rosa Clara, Romona Keveza, Simone Carvalli, and more will be discounted up to 80 percent. To schedule your appointmetnt, call 202-363-9301.

Tuesday, December 27, through Saturday, December 31
The new bridal salon Soliloquy Bridal in Herndon is hosting a year-end promotion: A selection of luxury wedding gowns will be marked down to $2,011 each to celebrate the end of the year. Call 571-449-2580 to schedule your appointment.

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