11 Bridal Trunk Shows to Score Deals on Your Dress

Try on designer gowns for size at these April sales.
Image courtesy Angel Sanchez.

Liancarlo

See the latest from designer Carlos Ramirez with his ultra-feminine designs—lace sheaths, tulle ballgowns, and illusion necklines aplenty.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier. 1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696. April 9 through 11, by appointment only.

Caroline DeVillo

Take a couture gown for a twirl in one of Carline DeVillo’s modern designs, such as the drape top Ginger gown or the knee-length Jane lace dress.

The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom. 8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; 703-761-1121. April 10 through 12, by appointment only.

Justin Alexander

Shop this timeless collection, featuring preppy bow accents, art deco beaded tulle, and simple silk chiffon a-line skirts.

Blush Bridal Boutique. 15125 Washington St., Suite 212, Haymarket; 703-753-8303. April 10 through 12, by appointment only.

Veil Trends Luxe Retailer

Find the perfect compliment to your gown at this veil trunk show, featuring every kind of cut and shape from Veil Trends Bridal Veils, and receive ten percent off your purchase.

Soliloquy Bridal. 754 Elden St., Herndon; 571-449-2580. April 10 through 12, by appointment only.

Bliss by Monique Lhuillier

Hints of peach, barely-there blue, and light lavender all make an appearance in Monique’s 2015 collection. Fall in love with her lacey constructions at this Baltimore trunk show.

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore; 410-484-4600. April 10 through 12, call for appointment.

Accessories Trunk Show

Once you’ve got your gown, you need the gems to go with it. Shop the latest in bridal accessories at Carine’s, from jewelry to combs, veils to bird cages.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier. 1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696. April 13 through 17, by appointment only.

Heidi Elnora

Shop this Project Runway-veteran’s collection of beautiful ball gowns and receive ten percent the purchase of your dream dress.

Soliloquy Bridal. 754 Elden St., Herndon; 571-449-2580. April 17 through 26, by appointment only.

Romona Keveza

Try on the modern, belt-loving Keveza collection at Alexandria boutique Hannelore’s in this exclusive trunk show.

Hannelore’s of Olde Town, 106 North Lee St., Alexandria; 703-549-0387. April 23 through 26, by appointment only.

Angel Rivera

See this contemporary collection in person, including statement embroidery, illusion backs, and perfect fit-and-flare silhouettes.

Soliloquy Bridal. 754 Elden St., Herndon; 571-449-2580. April 24 through 26, by appointment only.

Leanne Marshall

This west coast designer brings her romantic gowns with their unique tiered skirts out east for this weekend trunk show.

Lovely Bride. 1632 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-735-0674. April 24 through 26, by appointment only.

Eve of Milady

For brides who have a flare for the dramatic, Eve of Milady’s sweeping ball gowns will work perfectly to create a dreamy, princess aesthetic.

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore; 410-484-4600. April 24 through 26, call for appointment.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.