You might be wondering, "Are sample sales really worth it?" and the answer is, "YES". We want to make things simple for you by breaking it down into 6 tips you should know for a sample sale. By the end of this post, you should know if you want to buy your wedding dress from a sample sale, and how to come prepared.
WHAT IS A SAMPLE SALE?
A Sample Sale is when a bridal boutique is selling their wedding gowns off the rack- meaning, the gowns the brides normally just try on while choosing their dress. With these sales, you get a huge discount, and can leave with dress in hand that same day. So if you are a bride who loves finding great deals, is on a budget, or need a dress fast- then a Sample Sale is PERFECT for you!
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Look online to find what designers you like, style, and silhouette you were picturing for yourself on your wedding day. This will help you come prepared ready to buy because these dresses go fast!
2. BRING YOUR BFF
Choose somebody or a few loved ones who will make this experience fun, and also provide you with honest, and loving support when choosing your dress. We don’t recommend bringing too big of a group, because all of the differing opinions can make choosing a dress more stressful.
3. GO NUDE
No, it’s not what you think! Wear nude undergarment and a strapless bra so you can envision how you will look on your wedding day. You don’t want any distractions that might keep you from seeing the big picture.
4. "OMG, SHOES."
Bring the shoes you are planning on wearing, so you can try them on with the gown to make sure the hem is long enough. Remember; it can always be shortened, but not lengthened.
5. READY TO BUY
When you go to a sample sale, you have to know that these dresses don’t last long! These huge discounts attract a lot of brides looking to save some money. The amount of dresses, sizes, styles, and designers are limited, so be ready to pay in full that same day.
6. INSPECT THE GOWN
Since these are the dresses that the boutique has had brides try on for most of the year, inspect the gown! Do not fret if you find a frayed lace or a loose button, those can be easily fixed at your alteration appointment.