Weddings

14 Can’t-Miss Bridal Trunk Shows to Find Your Wedding Dress

Shop for your gown at these local salons this month.
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They say that all of the wedding planning stems from the style of the dress that you’ll wear down the aisle, so don’t hesistate to start hunting down the dress of your dreams. There’s an amazing lineup of bridal trunk shows headed to the region this month, and the experts at these local salons will help you figure out which style and designer is right for you. From the ultra-romantic Claire Pettibone collection to the more adventurous Inbal Dror, there’s a gown out there for every girl, so schedule some appointments, and happy shopping!

Siri Mothers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, take the mothers of the bride and groom shopping for their dresses from Siri, who designs with the fashion-forward MOB in mind.

Soliloquy Bridal. 754 Elden St., Herndon; 571-449-2580. May 1-3.

Watters, WToo, and Love Marley

Shop sister brands Waters and WToo, as well as their more garden-party, boho cousin, Love Marley, at this tri-collection trunk show.

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore; 410-484-4600. May 1 through 3.

Accessories Trunk Show with Thomas Knoell and Toni Federici

Shop for everything but your dress at this accessories trunk show with renown designers Thomas Knoell’s jewelry and headpieces and Toni Federici’s stunning collection of veils.

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore; 410-484-4600. May 1 through 3.

Claire Pettibone Romantique

The soft and ultra-feminine line will be up for try-ons during this weekend trunk show that features both the Claire Pettibone main collection and the Romantique couture line.

Hannelore’s of Olde Town, 106 North Lee St., Alexandria; 703-549-0387. May 1 through 3.

Bel Aire

Plan a trial hair appointment, then head to Ellie’s to play dress up with the veils, tiaras, combs, jewelry, and more that will complete your wedding day look.

Ellie’s Bridal Boutique. 225 N. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-683-8697. May 1 through 3.

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show

Shop this American-made collection from Australian-born designer Callie Tein for highly customizable bridal gowns. Like the top of one and the skirt from another? Your wish is their command.

Hitched Bridal Couture. 1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6162. May 2 through 3.

Mira Zwillinger

This designer’s fashion-forward line will appeal to the bride who wants a unique look to take her down the aisle.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier. 1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696. May 7 through 9.

BLISS Monique Lhuillier

Shop the ever-romantic and elegant sister collection of Monique Lhuillier for brides who want a designer tag at a lower price point.

The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom. 8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; 703-761-1121. May 8 through 10.

Kenneth Pool

This collection is all about the drama with its gorgeous ball gowns and luxurious embroidery for the bride who won’t be put in a corner on her wedding day.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier. 1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696. May 14 through 16.

Amsale

This Ethiopian-born designer has been rocking the runway of late with her chic silhouettes. Check out her collection for classic bridal gowns that are anything but boring.

Hitched Bridal Couture. 1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6162. May 15 through 16.

Naeem Khan Best of Bridal

All of the stunning embroidery on Naeem Khan’s collection is done by hand, and the quality shows in the impeccably tailored gowns.

The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel. 5510 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-652-2250. May 15 through 16.

Sareh Nouri

Local designer Sareh Nouri’s fairy tale, illusion-neckline gowns will cast a spell on any brides hunting for their perfect gown.

Soliloquy Bridal. 754 Elden St., Herndon; 571-449-2580. May 22 through 24.

Theia White

The modern designer mixes in pops of the unexpected among traditional looks to appeal to brides of all different tastes.

Ellie’s Bridal Boutique. 225 N. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-683-8697. May 22 through 24.

Oscar de la Renta

Is there a bridal designer more iconic than Oscar de la Renta? His legacy lives on in the Fall 2015 collection, available for the weekend at Saks Jandel.

The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel. 5510 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-652-2250. May 28 through 30.

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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.