Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels
of Washington, D.C.
An entire party devoted to cupcakes? Count me in. The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Washington, DC (the Foggy Bottom and Georgetown locations) are offering those who book weddings at their locations before the end of this year (for a wedding in 2009 or 2010) a complimentary Cupcake Tea Bridal and Union Shower for up to 20 guests. That means your maid of honor won't have to worry about wrangling your bridesmaids to chip in on a shower—it's all included in your wedding package. The shower includes afternoon tea with all the traditional fixings, and custom-designed cupcakes by the Ritz-Carlton's pastry chefs. What fun! —Kim Forrest, Editor, Brides Washington/Brides Maryland