Weekend Ahead: December 2-4

Kenneth Pool
Try on gorgeous gowns like this Amour style from the Kenneth Pool collection at this weekend's trunk show at Hayden Olivia Bridal.

It’s the first weekend in December so I know you brides-to-be will be out and about getting a jump start on your holiday shopping so why don’t you ladies squeeze in a little bridal shopping too?

Bridal Gown Sample Sale

The huge (seriously, it’s one of largest bridal stores in Charlotte) New York Bride & Groom Loft has extended its wedding gown sample sale through December 31. Find gowns from Jim Hjelm, Lezu Atelier, Blush by JLM Couture, Monique Lhuillier Bliss, and Enzoani for as little as $199. No appointment necessary. 4618 South Boulevard, 704-529-6400, nybride.com

Dresses and jewelry—you’ll need both

Drop the fellas off at the their ACC Championship tailgating spot and so you can swing by Hayden Olivia Bridal on Tryon Street in uptown for two shows in one: *Kenneth Pool and *Erin Cole. Appointments are strongly recommended. 221 South Tryon St., Second Floor, 704-333-0377, haydenolivia.com

*The King of Bling

The Kenneth Pool collection is known for traditional styles with loads of bling and dramatic details and a chance to view the entire collection isn’t one you want to miss.

*Bejeweled, Modern and Fun

Erin Cole bridal jewelry and hair accessories are just that. Bracelets, brooches, earrings, hairpins, necklaces, spray pins, and tiaras in modern shapes and most styles with colored stones.