Where & When: Bridal Edition (December 29 Through January 8)

You might be on vacation, but local bridal salons aren’t. Lots of end-of-the-year sample sales in our area.

Through Friday, December 30

I Do I Do Wedding Gowns’ year-end clearance sale runs through the end of the year. You’ll get 25 to 50 percent off already reduced off-the-rack merchandise. Appointments are required, and the store is closed December 31 and January 1. Call 240-243-0050 to set up your appointment.

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.

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 appointment, call 202-363-9301.

Through Saturday, December 31

The new Soliloquy Bridal salon 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.

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.

Friday, January 6, through Sunday, January 8

Romona Keveza’s Legends collection is the designer’s whimsical and romantic diffusion line. Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting a sample sale of the newest gowns; call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, January 7

Planning a bayside wedding? The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville is hosting a bridal show from noon to 5 PM. You’ll be able to meet lots of area vendors and sample the Beach Club’s cuisine. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit the Chesapeake Beach Club’s Web site for more information and to buy tickets.

Sunday, January 8

The Winchester Bridal Expo will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free and you’ll be entered to win door prizes. Visit the Winchester Bridal Expo’s Web site for more information.

And don’t forget about our big Unveiled event! It’s on January 22 at the Mandarin Oriental in DC, and it’s shaping up to be the wedding event of the year. Visit our Web site to buy tickets.

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