Bride on a Budget: July Deals

Exclusive discounts on skin-care kits, planning services, special dinners, and more.

A beautiful reception by Main Events Caterers.

Treat yourself to amazing savings this July with these wonderful wedding deals, available exclusively for our readers. Unless otherwise noted, these special offers must be booked during the month of July; mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom at the time of purchase in order to receive the promotion.


Don’t forget about your skin for the big day. Skin Authority’s GO! Tie-The-Knot kit offers adorable wedding-themed packaging and travel-size products that help your skin look and feel beautiful. They’re also great gifts for bridal showers or members of your wedding party. The kit, 15 percent off this month with code WASHINGTONIAN, is normally $58 and includes a cleanser, a resurfacing accelerator, a tri-power peptide hydrator, and SPF-30 moisturizer.

Wedding Planning Perfection

Thinking of a DIY wedding? If so, you may still need a helping hand when it comes to your actual wedding day. That’s where Reina of Sweet Details Events comes in. This master planner and creative organizer is offering a special day-of service, normally $1,500 but discounted 20 percent for readers. A day-of planner wrangles all vendors; transports, sets up, and stores props for the wedding and ceremony; coordinates all movements, and more. Visit the website or call 301-332-3856.

Food, Glorious Food

Other than the bride and groom, we think food is one of the most important components of any nuptial event. Unfortunately, after all the fuss and excitement during your reception, you may not have had time to savor and enjoy the menu you so carefully planned. Main Event Caterers, a Bride & Groom Best Wedding Vendor 2012, has four unique options to choose from: 1) re-create your reception menu to commemorate the first year (or month, or six months) of wedded bliss with an intimate dinner à deux; 2) celebrate your vows with a champagne toast for all your guests; 3) dance the night away with complimentary late night passed hors d’oeuvres; or 4) take your event to the next level with white gloved butler service. This dinner is good within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC, for guests 21 years of age and older. This offer is limited to the first 25 participants and must be used between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Not yet wed? Enter the company’s My Dream Wedding Pinterest contest for a chance to win $5,000 toward your big day. Mention the magazine at the time of reservation to reserve. Visit the website or call 703-820-2028.

Photo Ready

Your wedding day is something you will remember for the rest of your life. Capture all the special moments with the help of Photography by Susie. Reserve your wedding session (starting at $3,200 for wedding-day coverage and a coffee table book of photos) in the month of July and you’ll receive a free 16-by-24-inch canvas gallery wrap (a $480 value) as a thank you for being a Washingtonian Bride & Groom reader. Call 240-264-9659 or check out the deal online.

Pretty Peepers

Get the long lashes you’ve always dreamed about (and forgo any happy-tears-induced mascara mishaps) with eyelash extensions from DC Eyelash Extensions. A lash guru will come to you and apply semipermanent individual extensions, which last for six to eight weeks. Washingtonian readers can take $100 off any appointment for full extensions (normally $400) in July and August when they mention the magazine at the time of reservation. Contact Misty Weaver at, or visit the website to schedule your service.