Wedding Gowns on Sale! Hooray!

Okay, so maybe it's shallow, but among the many other more worthy things for which I give thanks (family, friends, food, shelter... the big things), I also give thanks for sales. And I give thanks for (and to!) those who clue me in to the really good sales. It's no secret that the total bill for a bride's gorgeous attire can add up pretty quickly, so in my book, a bridal salon event is really, really good. In the spirit of giving, I've spent the morning hunting down sales happening between now and the end of the year at DC-area bridal salons. Some of them are even starting the day after Thanksgiving. And it's not just about the bride: There are some good sales happening on bridesmaids' and flower girls' dresses as well. What better way to spend the day after Turkey Day than to hit the bridal salons? Leave the boys at home with their football games and take your bridesmaids out for a day of shopping.

Read, clap with glee, then get on the phone and start making appointments as necessary. You can thank me later.  :)

Blueberries Bridal, Kensington, Maryland Now through November 30th, 2008 10% + $10.00 off Suri bridesmaid dresses

Now through December 1st, 2008 10% off little girl dresses

Dharma & Leopold's, Warrenton, Virginia (super-cute clothes for your flower girl and ring bearer) Valid through December 24, 2008 Coupon worth 15% off any one item

Distinctive Designs Bridal, Rockville, Maryland Now through December 31st, 2008 Sample Sale (up to 75% off!)

Formalities Bridal, Winchester, Virginia Now through December 23rd, 2008 Bring in a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and get 10% off any dress purchased that day

Hannelore's, Alexandria, Virginia Going on now! Sample Sale (up to 50% off!)

TLC Bridal Boutique, Frederick, Maryland Going on now! Sample Sale (many gowns priced at $99.00!)

David's Bridal, locations throughout the DC area November 26th - December 1st, 2008 Sample Sale (50% off select styles)

The Barn, Bunker Hill, West Virginia November 28th, 2008 50% off all out-of-stock wedding gowns

Promise, Bethesda, Maryland November 29th - December 31st, 2008 Winter Sample Sale

Carine's Bridal Atelier, Washington, DC December 7th, 2008 Sample Sale (up to 75% off!) at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner