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.