From jewels and gems to dresses for your bridal party, here is a hand-picked selection of fabulous deals, just in time to save your summer bridal budget. Unless otherwise noted, please mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom at the time of purchase or reservation between June 7 and June 30 to receive the deal.
Fashion-forward designer destination Urban Chic is known for its frocks by names such as Shoshanna, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more. But stylish brides-to-be know that the store, which has locations in Georgetown and Baltimore’s trendy Harbor East, also offers some of the best bridesmaid, bridal event, and honeymoon wear in the area. Mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom at checkout to take $50 off your $150 purchase or $100 off your $400 purchase. This offer is valid on full-price items only and may not be combined with other promotions. 1626 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-338-5398; 801 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, 410-685-1601.
With This Ring
That sparkler on your left hand needs a companion, and local jeweler Mervis Diamonds is making it easier than ever. This month, save $100 on the purchase of each gold or platinum wedding ring with a $500 minimum purchase total. This includes designer lines such as Tacori, Ritani, Precision Set, Verragio, and more. 1900 Mervis Way, Tysons Corner; 703-448-9000; 1700 K St., NW; 202-293-0600; 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 301-231-0030 .
Wedding Videos, Your Way
Want to tell your love story in a unique, yet engaging way? Try Cadaboo, an animation studio that specializes in wedding videos. The company creates personalized movies that tell the story of the bride- and groom-to-be using images selected by the couple and their answers to a brief questionnaire. The result is a high-quality video created by top animators that can be shown at the rehearsal dinner or bachelor/bachelorette parties, or on the big day. The couple can even use a version of the film for a quick, creative Save the Date. A 7½-minute video is normally $349, but readers get a special 30 percent off this month with code CadabooLovesWashingtonians.
The Feminine Mystique
Want to really shine on your wedding day? This month, Alexandria-based jeweler Mystique is offering readers an exclusive 20 percent off on engagement rings, wedding bands, and wedding-day jewelry. The Old Town shop is already known for value as much as for gorgeous treasures—it offers diamonds at wholesale prices and can also create custom designs. 211 the Strand, Old Town, 703-836-1401.