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The days leading up to the big day are super stressful for a bride-to-be, which is why we highly recommend taking a day off to head to the spa for some pampering. Don't worry DC brides (and grooms)-to-be — we've got you covered. We're sharing a few of our favorite spas in the nation's capital. After a treatment or two, you'll leave feeling relaxed and totally ready to meet your betrothed at the altar.
Qi Image Spa
This Georgetown wellness spa offers an array of face and body treatments to help you relax before the big day. The Chinese-inspired décor sets the scene for a zen day. If you really want to spoil yourself, book the spa's "Best of the Best" package, which features the signature Himalaya rose salt stone massage and a 24K gold facial. Now that's what we call pre-wedding pampering.
The Petite Spa at the Jefferson
For brides-to-be who want to feel extra special, head to the Petite Spa at the Jefferson where spa experiences are customized to your needs. Spa treatments incorporate herbs and botanicals sourced from Monticello's gardens. In addition to the standard issue spa treatments, this spa also offers a unique vinotherapy massage, which uses chardonnay grape seed extract inspired by Thomas Jefferson's love for wine.
The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden
Every bride-to-be deserves a day to luxuriate at the The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden before they get hitched. We suggest treating yourself to the works (hey, you earned it!) with the Sitting Pretty bridal package that features a facial or massage, a detoxifying seaweed wrap, a mani and pedi, a makeup refresher, and a spa lunch to complete the relaxing day. Read real brides' reviews here!
Bliss Spa at W Washington D.C.
A hip vibe, a glamorous nail lounge, jazz music filling the air, and a menu filled with cheeky named spa treatments make the Bliss Spa at the W Washington D.C. a great choice for a bride-to-be who just wants to let loose and relax. Go for popular treatments like the triple oxygen facial to make your face glowy, the betweeny wax to get smooth for the honeymoon, and the head to glow treatment, which includes a facial, body wrap, and a massage. Whatever you do, don't forget to check out the brownie bar.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC
Spend a day at the luxurious spa at the Mandarin Oriental and you'll emerge feeling renewed and ready to walk down the aisle. The space is bathed in neutral colors and aromatherapy candles fill the air with soothing scents. The spa's Life Enhancing ritual is perfect for a bride-to-be. Get pampered from head-to-toe with an ocean and earth body wrap, an 80-minute massage, a diamond facial, and a mani and pedi.