6 Trunk Shows Every D.C. Bride-To-Be Needs To Check Out

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If you're newly engaged, you’re probably already on a frock-finding mission — and odds are, you're discovering it's not quite as fun as it sounds. Luckily, the next two weeks are chock full of trunk shows, styling events, and other chances to satisfy your nuptial needs. Whether you’re looking to snag a designer gown to the tune of 50% off or just want to scope out the options before you settle on The One, you've got plenty of chances to say yes to the dress — some as early as this weekend. Here's the lowdown:

Sara Gabriel Veiling and Headpieces Trunk Show
Soliloquoy Bridal showcases Sara Gabriel’s couture veils, headpieces, and hair jewelry made from freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. Guests will score a 10% discount on purchases.
When: Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3
Where: Soliloquoy Bridal, 754 Elden Street, Suite 103, Herndon; 571-449-2580.

Styling Saturday
Make an appointment to have professionals from Bridal Artistry DC help you perfect your bridal look.
When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Soliloquoy Bridal, 754 Elden Street, Suite 103, Herndon; 571-449-2580.

Paloma Blanca Trunk Show
Pick up an elegant gown from Paloma Blanca and save 10% on your order. By appointment only.
When: Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3
Where: Love Couture Bridal, 12500-B Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac; 301-610-LOVE.

Liancarlo Trunk Show
Aside from eyeing the gorgeous gowns that will be available, one lucky customer will be selected by Carine’s Bridal Atelier to accompany the buying team to Bridal Week in New York, where you'll meet the designer and go to dinner, with accommodations and transportation included. By appointment only.
When: Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9
Where: Carine’s Bridal Atelier, 1720 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-965-4696.

Loehmann’s Grab the Gown Bridal Event
This one-day event will feature over 600 designer wedding gowns (from Allure Bridal, Bellisima, Cesa Mia, Christina Wu, Demetrios, and more) at discounted prices that range between $300 and $1,000.
When: Friday, March 8, starting at 7 a.m.
Where: Loehmann’s, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 202-362-4733.

Lazaro Trunk Show
Shop the latest swoon-worthy gowns during this weekend-long trunk show.
When: Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10
Where: Love Couture Bridal, 12500 B Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac; 301-610-LOVE.

Photo: Courtesy of Lazaro