March 28: Designer Gown Sample Sale at Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Shop designer gown samples at this chic boutique from 5 to 8 PM. Carine’s Bridal Atelier will feature couture gowns from designers such as Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhuillier at up to 75 percent off. Prices range from $999 to $2,699, and Fluffy Thoughts Cakes will sweeten the deal with complimentary cupcakes.
March 28: Sample Sale at Hitched Salon
Georgetown fave Hitched Salon is saying goodbye to many of its favorite couture gowns and making room for new ones with this blowout sample sale. Score designer dresses from Anna Maier, Amsale, and Lela Rose at up to 85 percent off. Book a private appointment between noon and 4 by calling 202-333-6162, or stop by the store from 5 to 8 for the open house sale. With prices starting as low as $500, you know it’s going to get crazy. Preview the sample gowns online, and dash right for your favorite one when the doors open.
March 29 and 30: Urban Chic Says I Do Bridal Event at Urban Chic
Join Urban Chic’s third annual bridal event, held from 10 to 7. Soon-to-be brides, bridesmaids, and guests are invited to shop wedding-perfect fashion and enjoy fabulous discounts and giveaways. Highlights of the two-day event include Shoshanna’s spring ’13 collection presentation, a Susana Monaco trunk show, custom jewelry from Kolton J., and personal consultations from fashion stylist Meredith Liberty. As if that’s not enough, complimentary watercolor monograms, false eyelash applications, nail polish changes, and dessert treats will be provided in store.
March 29 through 31: Blue by Enzoani Trunk Show at CurvyGirls Bridal
Reserve your spot at the Blue by Enzoani trunk show at CurvyGirls Bridal. The curve-conscious bridal salon will showcase the designer’s 2013 collection, full of elegant gowns with intricate lace and beading details, and shoppers receive 10 percent off all Enzoani gowns. Call 703-539-8777 to make an appointment today.
April 5 and 6: Hayley Paige Bridal Gown Trunk Show at Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center
See Hayley Paige’s spring 2013 bridal gown collection at Nordstrom in Tysons Corner Center from 11 to 7. Former designer for Jill Stuart, Melissa Sweet, and Priscilla of Boston, Hayley Paige is known for feminine designs with a touch of edge. To attend, schedule an appointment online.
April 5 through 7: Reem Acra Bridal Trunk Show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Gowns from Reem Acra, the celeb-favorite couturier who most recently designed wedding gowns for LeAnn Rimes and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, will be featured at a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. For a chance to buy one of the designer’s wedding masterpieces, make an appointment by calling 410-484-4600.
April 5 through 7: Sarah Seven Bridal Trunk Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Soliloquy Bridal Couture will host a trunk show featuring dresses by designer Sarah Seven, known for her delicate fabrics, intricate detailing, and ultra-feminine silhouettes. Shop the designer’s most recent collection at this event and receive 10 percent off all her vintage-inspired gowns. Make an appointment online.
April 5 through 8: Casablanca Plus-Size Trunk Show at Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Join Ellie’s Bridal Boutique for a special plus-size Casablanca trunk show. From elegant A-line to flattering fit-and-flare, choose your favorite style and customize it to your silhouette. Spaces fill up fast; make your appointment by calling 703-683-8697.
April 12 through 14: Romona Keveza Couture and Legends at Hannelore’s
Are you a fan of Romona Keveza’s wedding gowns? You’ll love Legends by Romona Keveza, the designer’s diffusion bridal line inspired by icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Shop the couture and the lower-price lines at Hannelore’s and receive 10 percent off all Romona gowns. Call 703-549-0387 to make an appointment.
April 12 through 14: Sassi Holford Bridal Trunk Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Sassi Holford was recently awarded Best British Bridal Designer of the Year by the 2013 Bridal Buyer Awards. Check out the designs for yourself at her trunk show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture and receive 10 percent off purchased gowns. Make your appointment online, or call 571-449-2580.
April 19 through 21: Pronovias Trunk Show at CurvyGirls Bridal
Pronovias, the popular Spanish retailer known for classic silhouettes with unexpected design elements, will be showcased at a trunk show at CurvyGirls Bridal. Shop the design group’s 2013 collection and receive 12 percent off any gown. Make an appointment today by calling 703-539-8777.
April 20 and 21: Veil Trends Trunk Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Meet Jolene Picone, the creator and designer of Veil Trends, at Soliloquy Bridal Couture where she will showcase her bridal accessories and offer brides veil customizations. Choose from a variety of headpiece styles and shapes and receive 10 percent off. Make your appointment online, or call 571-449-2580.
April 26 through 28: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Trunk Show at Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria
Have a fun girls’ shopping outing at Monique Lhuillier’s bridesmaids trunk show at Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria. Shop the 2013 collection and the designer’s best-selling styles, and take 10 percent off all orders started. Stop by on the 27th and treat your bridesmaids to gifts from the Stella & Dot trunk show that will be held at the store. Make an appointment by calling 703-683-2306.
April 26 through 28: Watters and Wtoo Bridal and Bridesmaids, and Thomas Knoell Jewelry at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Multitask and shop for yourself and your bridal party with Watters and its lower-price Wtoo bridal and bridesmaids trunk shows at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Finish off your wedding looks with jewelry from Thomas Knoell, whose designs will also be available at the Maryland boutique. Make your appointment by calling 410-484-4600.
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