Whether you are one of the lucky ones engaged over the holidays and just starting out with planning or have been engaged awhile but are still looking for vendors and inspiration, there's nothing like a good bridal show to get those creative wedding juices flowing. We've picked the best of the lot to attend and are hoping to see you there!

Here's our busy bridal show schedule for January and February:

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal Show Saturday, January 7th, 2012 12pm - 5pm Contemplating a waterfront wedding on the scenic Chesapeake Bay? You're definitely going to want to check out the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Nestled on the Eastern Shore, the CBBC Bridal Show will give you the opportunity to check out the club's many luxurious event spaces (while sipping champagne!) and meet exclusive pastry chefs, decor experts, bridal fashion designers, photographers and more. In addition, the Beach Club's talented culinary team will tease your tastebuds with samples from their 2012 menu. Don't miss it!

Hitched Sample Sale Thursday, January 12th, 2012 5pm - 8pm If you aren't yet hip to Hitched, either you're new to the area or just got engaged yesterday. The ladies of Hitched were inspired to create a bridal experience that spans warm and welcoming, hip and helpful, and sleek and sophisticated, and will stop at nothing to find their clients "The Dress." The sample sale only happens a handful of times a year so make sure you get down there to snap up a gorgeous gown at quite a steal (maybe even 70% off!). And be sure to say hi to our Devin Alexander while you're there.

Washington Bridal Showcase at the Patriot Center Sunday, January 29th, 2012 11am - 5pm If you are looking for a one-stop bridal show packed with expert advice, inspiration, tastings, demonstrations, discounts, prizes and fashion shows, this is your show. If you still have vendors to nail down, don't miss this one.

Baltimore Bridal Showcase at the Baltimore Convention Center, Saturday February 4th from 5pm - 9pm and Sunday, February 5th 11am - 4pm Can't make it or too far away to attend the Washington Bridal Showcase at the end of January? No worries, there's the Baltimore Bridal Showcase, which will cover all the same bases and then some.

Westin Weddings Bridal Showcase at Westin Tysons Corner Sunday, February 26th 11am - 3pm With wedding professionals to meet and Chef Patrick's brand new wedding menus to sample, the Westin Weddings Bridal Showcase will allow you the chance to check out one of the Washington DC metro's premier wedding venues. The best part? Brides-to-be get in free!