Flash Sale Shopping Tips

Whether you are getting married on the beach, in city hall or you are just looking to reign in your wedding budget shopping bridal gown sample sales can be a wonderful option. We’ve put together some helpful hints for you to keep in mind when shopping at a sample sale or a store’s off-the-rack merchandise.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT A SAMPLE SALE

When you see a sample sale advertised it generally means you will find floor samples that the designer has discontinued. Sometimes these samples may be from prior seasons or newly discontinued. You may even find new dresses from designers that the store has decided to part with.

KNOW YOUR BRIDAL SIZE

Don’t waste time trying on dresses that won’t fit. Bridal sizes run differently than a dress you would buy in retail. For instance if you normally wear a department store size 10 dress you will shop for bridal gowns sizes 12 and 14! Do not get discouraged by the sizing either. No one will know your size!

EXPECT TO SHARE YOUR CONSULTANT

Ordinarily, at Fabulous-Bridal, you are given one-on-one customer service by a bridal consultant but during sample sale you may not find that to be the case. We do our best to provide everyone with quality service no matter the circumstance but during a big sale your consultant will likely be helping more than one bride at a time.

EXPECT TO HAVE YOUR GOWN CLEANED

Since the dresses you will be shopping from have been store samples you will find that they aren’t in brand new condition but don’t let this stop you from finding your dream gown! Most of the gowns can be easily cleaned to restore them to their original condition and dry cleaning may be less expensive than you think.

GET CREATIVE

If you found the gown of your dreams and it is in a size 12 but you really need a size 8, don’t worry because an alterations specialist will be able to easily fit that perfectly to your shape. But only purchase a gown that can, realistically, be altered to fit you.

Also, think about adding accessories to really make the dress your own. At Fabulous-Bridal we will be able to show you belts, hair pieces, veils and jewelry to complete your look. If you are overwhelmed after you have found your gown make an appointment for a later date to focus on the accessories. We’d love to see you again and have to opportunity to pamper you and help you find everything you need to make your dress reflect your style.

BE READY TO BUY

Don’t “sleep on it”. If you don’t buy it someone else might. The great thing about a sample sale is that you are getting a great deal on your dress. You will often see gowns that originally cost $2,000 or more marked down 60% or greater!

HAVE FUN

The most important tip is to have fun! Don’t let buying your bridal gown be a stressful experience because this is a joyful event.

We look forward to helping you find your dream gown soon!

2017-09-05T15:43:49+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Shopping Tips|