Now that you’ve seen the wedding dress trends on the runway from bridal market in New York, you might be interested in trying on one of these beauties for your wedding day.  We’ve compiled a list of upcoming bridal dress trunk shows in the Washington, DC area.


Photo credit:  A Britton Photography

We will keep this local trunk show list updated, so be sure to check back if you aren’t quite ready yet.  You can see the DC area trunk show list here.  This list includes bridal dress shops in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

So, what is a trunk show??

Wedding dress shops generally carry only a selection of a particular designer’s dress collection.  For just a few days, a bridal shop will host a trunk show and bring in a designer’s entire collection.  (Sometimes the designer him/herself comes too!)  During the trunk show, the designer’s full collection is on display and available for trying on and purchasing.

Here are a few trunk show tips…

  • Many trunk shows offer a discount or special opportunity for purchasing from that particular designer during a trunk show.
  • Because of a trunk show’s popularity, many bridal shops require an appointment, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • To make room for all of the new dresses, sometimes the bridal shop will put away other designer’s dresses during a trunk show, so if want to see everything a shop has to offer, a trunk show might not be your best bet.  Be sure to ask ahead of time.
  • Trunk shows are for more than wedding dresses and are often held for bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and accessories.

Check out our list of local trunk shows in DC, Maryland and Virginia here.

Happy dress shopping!

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