march + april 2015 dc-area bridal couture events

Happy March! And a great big welcome and congratulations to the newly-engaged brides-to-be who are joining us here for the first time. We hope the time you spend planning your wedding is full of love and fun!

Choosing your wedding gown is a shopping adventure like no other, and many brides want to get started as soon as they get engaged. By all means, start looking around and getting an idea of your style preferences! We recommend that before you commit to your dress, though, you have in place your finalized budget plan (so you know how much you have to spend), your wedding date (so you can coordinate your dress with the season), and your wedding venue (so you can choose a dress appropriate to your wedding day surroundings). Once you have those key elements set, start shopping in earnest so you’ll have plenty of time for your dress to come in before the wedding. Most dresses have a lead time of a few months — they really are special garments and their construction involves many hours of labor.

The Washington, D.C., area is wonderfully rich in excellent bridal salons offering dresses of all styles. Plus, the next couple of months will feature trunk shows, sample sales, and other special events galore -- just check out our list below!

Remember that most of these events are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead for your reservation.

As always, happy shopping! May you meet the dress of your dreams!

trunk shows

david tutera for mon cheri
february 20 - march 1
ann's boutique
burke, virginia
   

allure
february 27 - march 1
ellie's bridal boutique
alexandria, virginia
   

eve of milady
february 27 - march 1
elegance by roya
alexandria, virginia
   

cristiano lucci
march 6 & 7
francesca's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

sottero and midgley
march 6 - 8
betsy robinson's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

christos
march 13 & 14
hitched bridal couture
washington, d.c.
   

matthew christopher
march 13 & 14
francesca's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

sondra falk
march 13 - 15
soliloquy bridal couture
herndon, virginia
   

alvina valenta
march 20 & 21
rizik's
washington, d.c.
   

julie vino
march 20 - 22
soliloquy bridal couture
herndon, virginia
   

alyne
march 27 & 28
francesca's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

hayley paige
march 27 - 29
lovely bride
washington, d.c.
   

veil trends
april 10 - 12
soliloquy bridal couture
herndon, virginia
   

essense of australia
february 26 - march 1
couture by posh bridal
gaithersburg, maryland
   

blue by enzoani
february 27 - march 1
betsy robinson's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

angel rivera
february 27 - march 8
soliloquy bridal couture
herndon, virginia
   

lela rose
march 6 & 7
hitched bridal couture
washington, d.c.
   

sottero and midgley
march 6 - 8
elegance by roya
alexandria, virginia
   

hayley paige
march 13 & 14
garnish boutique
baltimore, maryland
   

allure
march 13 - 15
couture by posh bridal
gaithersburg, maryland
   

temperley london
march 13 - 15
lovely bride
washington, d.c.
   

enzoani
march 20 & 21
francesca's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

sarah janks
march 20 - 22
lovely bride
washington, d.c.
   

katie may
march 27 & 28
hitched bridal couture
washington, d.c.
   

stella york
april 9 - 12
couture by posh bridal
gaithersburg, maryland
   

heidi elnora
april 17 - 26
soliloquy bridal cougture
herndon, virginia
   

nurit hen
february 26 - march 1
blush bridal boutique
haymarket, virginia
   

casablanca
february 27 - march 1
blush bridal boutique
haymarket, virginia
   

legends by romona keveza
march 5 - 7
rizik's
washington, d.c.
   

maggie sottero
march 6 - 8
betsy robinson's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

martina liana
march 12 - 15
couture by posh bridal
gaithersburg, maryland
   

jim hjelm
march 13 & 14
francesca's bridal
baltimore, maryland
   

eve of milady
march 13 - 15
blush bridal boutique
haymarket, virginia
   

allure
march 20 & 21
katherine's bridal boutique
alexandria, virginia
   

tara keely
march 20 & 21
garnish boutique
baltimore, maryland
   

lazaro
march 26 - 28
rizik's
washington, d.c.
   

allure
march 27 - 29
the bridal boutique
columbia, maryland
   

justin alexander
april 10 - 12
blush bridal boutique
haymarket, virginia
   

rosa clará
april 24 - 26
elegance by roya
alexandria, virginia
   

sample sales

winter white sample sale
march 13 - 15
ellie's bridal boutique
alexandria, virginia
   

hitched sample sale
march 24 & 25
hitched bridal couture
washington, d.c.
    

other events

styling night
with amie decker beauty
march 10
garnish boutique
baltimore, maryland
   

styling night
march 19
hitched bridal couture
washington, d.c.
   

styling night
with amie decker beauty
march 31
garnish boutique
baltimore, maryland