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!