As if you didn't already spend all your money over the holidays, you've now got the Sample Sale Soiree to face down at Hitched (1523 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.).
Couture bridal gown are on deep discount on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Think Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose and Amsale, for starters. No appointment is necessary -- just show up with a gaggle of girlfriends and an iron constitution.
Since this is a sample sale, there's no waiting -- you buy your dress, you take it home that evening. Most dresses available are around a size 10, with a few larger and smaller. And if you end up saving a decent amount of money on your dress, that just means you can increase your shoe budget dramatically. Hey, it's a win/win, right?