Can’t Miss Bridal Events in May

Just in time for spring’s bustling wedding season, the best trunk shows and sample sales in the area.

Shop Kevan Hall gowns at the trunk show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture on May 3 through 5. Photograph courtesy of Soliloquy Bridal Couture.

May 1 through 31: Markdown Month at CurvyGirls Bridal

Score designer sample gowns at 30 to 50 percent off all month long at our favorite curve-conscious bridal salon. With dresses available in sizes 12 through 32, CurvyGirls Bridal will showcase designers like La Sposa, Pronovias, and Allure. To make an appointment, call 703-539-8777.

May 3 through 5: Kevan Hall White Label Trunk Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Minimalist brides, rejoice: You can purchase Kevan Hall’s unfussy modern designs for 10 percent off at Soliloquy Bridal Couture. Kevan Hall—a former design and creative director of Halston whose dresses have been worn by stars such as Felicity Huffman, Debra Messing, and Renee Zellweger—is known for his impeccable tailoring and streamlined silhouettes. Spaces fill up fast; make your appointment online.

May 3 and 4: Modern Trousseau Trunk Show at Hitched Salon

Check out Modern Trousseau’s new bridal collection at Georgetown’s Hitched Salon. The two-day event showcases the brand’s elegant gowns, known for their modern silhouettes and interesting details, straight off last month’s runway show. Reserve your spot and learn more about Modern Trousseau’s signature customization services by calling 202-333-6162.

May 9 and 10: Mother of the Bride Sample Sale at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Carine’s Bridal Atelier’s Mother of the Bride Sample Sale from 11 to 7. Treat your mother and mother-in-law to a night of shopping with dresses from designers such as Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, and Tadashi Shoji. Prices start as low as $200; make an appointment by calling 202-965-4696.

May 10 and 11: Gellner Trunk Show at I. Gorman Jewelers

Attend the pearl event of the year when you stop by the Gellner trunk show at I. Gorman Jewelers. Browse the large selection of imaginative pearls from the German designer and get your own pearls strung for free with purchase of a Gellner pendant. Additionally, you will receive a 10 percent discount, a $50 gift certificate from Nusta Spa, and a surprise gift from I. Gorman Jewelers with any other Gellner buy.

May 17 and 18: Amsale Trunk Show at Hitched Salon

Amsale, beloved by brides for the exquisite details, delicate fabrics, and sensuous designs, hosts a trunk show at Hitched Salon. Invest in a floor-grazing showstopper of a gown, or have fun in a detailed little white dress by the New York-based brand. Make your appointment by calling 202-333-6162.

May 17 through 19: Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Trunk Show at Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria

Take your favorite girls on a shopping spree at Jenny Yoo’s bridesmaids trunk show at Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria. Stop by on the 18th and catch the Stella & Dot trunk show featuring sweet jewelry and accessories perfect for any wedding ensemble. Make an appointment by calling 703-683-2306.

May 17 through 19: Heidi Elnora Trunk Show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture

Project Runway alum Heidi Elnora debuts her new bridal collection along with last season’s bestseller styles at Soliloquy Bridal Couture. Expect ultra-feminine designs and classic silhouettes with a touch of Southern flair. To attend and receive 10 percent of all Heidi Elnora gowns, make an appointment online.

May 18: Meg’s Jewelry and CurvyGirls by Meg Trunk Show at CurvyGirls Bridal

Meet Meg Lammers, owner and designer of Meg’s Jewelry and CurvyGirls by Meg jewelry, when she hosts a trunk show at CurvyGirls Bridal. Set up your appointment by calling 703-539-8777 and enter for a chance to win a sparkly bauble from the designer’s jewelry line.

May 18 and 19: Jeff Cooper Designs Trunk Show at Mervis Diamond Importers

Buy finishing touches for your big day at Jeff Cooper Designs’ trunk show hosted at all three Mervis Diamond Importers locations. Founder Jeff Cooper will be at the Tyson’s space to offer his expertise and help brides select their engagement and wedding rings. Customers who spend $1,000 will win gift cards for up to $500. Make an appointment online, or just drop by the store.

May 22 and 23: Wedding Gown Sample Sale at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Carine’s Bridal Atelier is saying goodbye to its couture gowns to make room for new ones. Shop one-of-a-kind designer dresses from Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, Liancarlo, and Monique Lhuillier with prices starting as low as $999. Make your appointment by calling 202-965-4696.

May 22 through 24: Bony Levy Trunk Shows at Nordstrom

Shop for engagement rings, wedding bands, and bridal jewelry at the Bony Levy trunk show at Nordstrom in Montgomery Mall, the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and Tysons Corner Center. Stop by the trunk show in Montgomery Mall between 11 and 5 to meet Bony Levy in person. The full trunk show schedule is available online.

May 23: Accessory Night at Hitched Salon

Join Georgetown’s Hitched Salon for a night of bridal accessory shopping. Shop jewelry and headpieces from Brideshead Revisited, Desla, Erin Cole, and Elizabeth Bower at 10 percent off. Brides-to-be can walk in for the open house between 5 and 8 or make an appointment by calling 202-333-6162.

May 31 and June 1: Judd Waddell Trunk Show at Hitched Salon

A Carolina Herrera and Jim Hjelm alum, Judd Waddell is known for his flattering designs and modern aesthetic. Shop the bridal designer’s newest collection at Hitched Salon. Make an appointment by calling 202-333-6162.

May 31 through June 2: Essense of Australia, Sorella Vita Bridesmaids, and Thomas Knoell Jewelry Trunk Shows at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Get all your wedding needs met when you stop by Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection for the three-day bridal extravaganza event. Essense of Australia presents its wedding dresses, Sorella Vita Bridesmaids showcases bridesmaid-appropriate party dresses, and Thomas Knoell completes the looks with custom-designed jewelry, headpieces, and accessories. Call 410-484-4600 to make a reservation.