Ribbon Box Events Blog

July 16, 2012

The Week Ahead- Call Me Maybe, Two Grooms, and a Sample Sale!

Image courtesy of Dave Kauffman

I’m back from vacation just in time to share some fun happenings on the blog and in the DC wedding world!

I’m excited to share that this week we’ll feature a recap of our first gay marriage we were honored to be part of back in May 2012. You’re going to LOVE the intimate dinner-party feel from Paul and Joe’s nuptials, as well as the incredible transformation from ceremony into reception space!

Friday, a personal, but fun post from a wedding I attended last weekend while on vacation. Not your typical choreographed dance- this one was all thanks to the Harvard Baseball Team. Stay tuned!

Now, last but not least, a huge sample sale is coming up this THURSDAY!

DC brides, mark your calendar! Thursday- HUGE summer sample sale at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Ladies.. this is not to be missed! Especially those of you longing for a designer gown without the designer price tag. From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday July 19, couture gowns from Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhullier and more will be discounted up to 75%! The sale is first come, first serve, and you do not need an appointment. word to the wise, get there early and wait in line to get first look!

Straight from the source, owner Carine Krawiec describes these gowns, “Some of them have literally only been tried on once or twice, the condition and prices cant’ get any better.”

What you need to know before you go:

•    Sale is first come, first served

•    Line starts directly outside of the store

•    No appointments necessary

•    No merchandise hold policy

•    All shopping is self service, consultants are only available to answer questions

•    Entire store will serve as an open dressing room; brides welcome to try-on gowns

anywhere there is available space

•    Brides are recommended to wear undergarments they are comfortable to be seen in

•    All sales are final (no returns allowed); gowns are sold “as-is”

•    Cash, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. NO Discover card. Checks

are accepted, but gown stays with Carine’s Bridal until check clears.

•    Metro accessible via Foggy Bottom metro.  Street parking also available.

It’s going to be a great week on the blog, and in DC. Hope you’ll join in!

Tiffany

April 12, 2012

Accessorize Your Wedding and Support a Great Cause!

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You know I love a good deal. I’m also known to multitask, but what’s better than being super productive? Getting things accomplished, saving $$, AND  being able to give back and support a meaningful cause at the same time. That’s why I was delighted to learn that Carine’s Bridal Atelier was hosting an Accessory Trunk Show featuring Giselle from Hair By Giselle. During the sale, which runs April 23-27th,  Brides can receive up to 15% designer veils, jewelry, and belts from Peter Langner, Siman Tu, Homa, Paris, Cheryl King, and more. For every veil purchased, a bed net will be sent to a family in Africa through the United Nation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign.

Zarina veil by Peter Langner

Giselle, owner, of Hair by Giselle, will be at the boutique on Friday April 27th from 4-7:00 p.m. ready to offer her hairstyling expertise.

I can only imagine that appointments are filling up for this, so if you don’t want to miss out, contact Carine’s directly (information below).

Happy shopping!

Tiffany

Carine’s Bridal
1726 Wisconsin Avenue NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20007

www.carinesbridal.com
info@carinesbridal.com
202-965-4696

December 1, 2011

December Trunk Show Alert

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Happy December! Here’s our monthly rundown of sample and trunk sales happening at area bridal salons. Enjoy!

Blush Bridal Boutique

7332 Atlas Walk Way  
Gainesville, VA 20155-2991
www.blushbridalboutique.com

Dec 9-11 Justin Alexander Trunk Show

Dec 26-30th “Don’t Make Us Count it”  Inventory Reduction Sale- final sample sale of the year, with gowns up to 75% off!

gown by Justin Alexander

Carine’s Bridal Atelier

1726 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
www.arbitrariness.com

Dec 4 Sample Sale
December 8-10th Rivini Trunk Show

gown by Rivini

Chevy Chase Bridal

5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20015
http://www.chevychasebridal.com

December 2-4 Tara Keely Trunk Show

December 26-31 Sample Sale

gown by Tara Keely

Distinctive Designs Bridal
15709 Crabbs Branch Wa
Rockville, MD 20855
December 5-10th New customers recieve a free veil with gown purchase. See website for details
Rizik’s
1100 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
December 14 Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal Trunk Show
Jeanette’s Bridal
10386 Festival Lane
Manassas, VA 20109-3548
December 9-11 Simone Carvalli Trunk Show
Hitched
1523 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20007
http://www.hitchedsalon.com/
December 7th 5-8pm Hitched Styling Night

December 16-17 Modern Trousseau Trunk Show

 

As always, be sure to contact each salon for appointments and additional information. Happy Shopping!
Tiffany

November 23, 2011

Bridal Black Friday

We are taking the remainder of the week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. From the Ribbon Box Events family to yours, I wish to extend you warm wishes as we enter this holiday season. I am tremendously grateful for my friends and family. In addition, I extend a token of appreciation to my clients and vendor colleagues who have helped me grow my business these past few years. Each year I look forward to new events, clients, and challenges!

We’ll be back next week with lots more wedding vocab, inspiration, and real wedding postings. In the meantime, for those brides looking for a Black Friday Wedding Deal, a few local bridal salons are hosting Black Friday savings events, so if you’re not too full  from Thanksgiving, this could be a great time to save some $$ on a gown! Read on!

Tiffany

Curvy Girls Bridal

3903-M Fair Ridge Drive 
Fairfax VA 22033
703-539-8777
http://www.WhereTheCurvesAre.com
Black Friday Sales Event:
CurvyGirls Bridal is having a Black Friday Sale Event on 11/25/11 . Sample gowns from Maggie Sottero, Sophia Tolli, La Sposa by Pronovias, and Allure. All off the rack and priced at $399.99. Original prices valued to $2,000. Sale runs from 6AM to 3PM. No appointments. Come early for best selection.
I DO I DO Wedding Gowns
Gaither Center
15932 Luanne Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
240-243-0050
Email: idoido@idoidoweddinggowns.com

November 25th  & 26th only: deep discounts on all bridal gowns. Contact store for more details.

Chevy Chase Bridal
5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest  Washington, DC 20015
202-363-9301
chevychasebridal.com
November 25th White Friday Sale
Contact store for details on discounted gowns.

September 9, 2011

September Trunk Show Alert

Happy September! Here’s our monthly rundown of sample and trunk sales happening at area bridal salons. Enjoy!

Chevy Chase Bridal
Simone Carvalli
September 16-18th

Simone Carvalli gown

Chevy Chase Bridal
September 31-October 2nd
Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka gown

 

Badgley Mischka gown

For appointments and additional information, contact the store directly.

Chevy Chase Bridal

Mazza Gallerie, Floor Two
5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
tel: 202.363.9301
fax: 202.363.9304 
info@chevychasebridal.com

Happy shopping!

Tiffany

August 1, 2011

August Trunk Show Alert

Happy August! Here’s our monthly rundown of deals, samples and trunk sales happening at area bridal salons. Enjoy!

Hannelore’s of Olde Town

106 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-0387
http://www.hannelores.com/sample.htm  
 

10% off any special order placed in August

Hitched

1523 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20007-2739
(202) 333-6162
http://hitchedsalon.com/

Thursday, August 18th
Hitched Styling Night featuring accessories by Enchanted Atelier

Carine’s Bridal Atelier

1726 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20007
http://www.carinesbridal.com/
http://carinesbridal.blogspot.com

Monique Lhullier Trunk Show
August 25-27th

Monique Lhullier

Happy shopping!

Tiffany

July 26, 2011

Sale Alert!

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Distinctive Designs Bridal in Rockville, MD is having an in-stock sample sale from July 28-30. During this quick sale, take an extra 10% off any sample in the store. You must schedule an appointment prior to visiting! The boutique carries an assortment of designers, from Allure, Pronovias, La Sposa and San Patrick.

Tiffany

Allure gown in charmeuse satin

Distinctive Designs Bridal

15709 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD  20855
301-948-1833
Ddbridal.com
 info@ddbridal.com

May 3, 2011

May 2011 Trunk Show Alert

 

Welcome to May! Here’s a roundup of area trunk shows and sales, enjoy!

Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Carolina Herrera Trunk Show May 19th-21st

 

Gown by Carolina Herrera

Gown by Carolina Herrera

 

Contact Carine’s directly to schedule an appointment and find out more!
Carine’s Bridal Atelier
1726 Wisconsin Aenue, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20007
http://www.carinesbridal.com/
http://carinesbridal.blogspot.com

 

Chevy Chase Bridal

May 13-15 Legends by Romona Keveza

 

From Legends by Romona Keveza

From Legends by Romona Keveza

 

 

Chevy Chase Bridal is located at Mazza Gallerie:
 
Mazza Gallerie, 2nd Floor
5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20015
info@chevychasebridal.com
www.chevychasebridal.com
202-363-9301

 Blush Bridal Boutique

Moving sale going on now through June 2nd make an appointment or stop by- lowest prices avail on Sophia Tolli, Winnie Couture, Justin Alexander, Birnbaum & Bullock and more!

 Blush Bridal Boutique

703-753-8303
info@blushbridalboutique.com
7332 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA  20155
http://www.blushbridalboutique.com/

 

Tiffany

April 19, 2011

QuickTip: Using Social Media to Save You $$$

 

Image from Vacation Ideas

 

As you look at honeymoon options and begin planning, be sure to check out the social media outlets for the resort, airlines and areas you are considering.  Are you following them on Twitter? Liking them on Facebook?  Many hotels and resorts offer special discounts and promotions to their followers. 

The same can be said for destination weddings!

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Just yesterday, Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas tweeted:

Atlantisresort: Do you know couples that book the Celebrate LOVE Package get a comp 3-night return stay for their 1st anniversary? http://bit.ly/atpi-26

Not too shabby!

(My husband won us a trip back to Hawaii -our honeymoon spot- for our first anniversary, all thanks to Twitter! Alas, that’s another story, for another day!)

-Tiffany

April 1, 2011

April 2011 Trunk Show Alert

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Welcome to April! We’re kicking off the month with a roundup of area trunk shows, enjoy!

Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Rivini Trunk Show March 31st-April 2nd

Amari by Rivini

Aly by Rivini

 

Also at Carine’s:

Monique Lhullier Trunk Show April 28-April 30th

Contact Carine’s directly to schedule an appointment and find out more!
Carine’s Bridal Atelier
1726 Wisconsin Aenue, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20007
http://www.carinesbridal.com/
http://carinesbridal.blogspot.com/
 
Also in April, Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting trunk shows featuring:
April 1-3 Tara Keely
April 29-May Stephen Yearick
 
Gowns by Tara Keely
 
Chevy Chase Bridal is located at Mazza Gallerie:
 
Mazza Gallerie, 2nd Floor
5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20015
info@chevychasebridal.com
www.chevychasebridal.com
202-363-9301
 
 
Finally, Blush Bridal Boutique has a moving sale, going on now through June 2nd- no appointment necessary (but you can make one). Their lowest prices are on gowns by Sophia Tolli, Winnie Couture, Justin Alexander, Birnbaum & Bullock, and more!
 
Blush Bridal Boutique
703-753-8303
info@blushbridalboutique.com
7332 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA  20155
http://www.blushbridalboutique.com/
 
Tiffany
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