1. Do some research
If possible do some research on styles, designers and prices before you head over to a bridal sample sale. Browse through our website to view our sale dresses.
2. Sample sale sizes
Don’t stay away from a bridal sample sale just because you think your size is not available. Sizing “doesn’t” matter. In most cases the dress can be altered but always check with the store. Some alterations are more difficult than others. If your dress is heavily beaded for example, it might be quite complex to have it altered and thus more expensive. Remember it’s much easier to make a dress smaller than to go up in size and obviously it’s always better to buy a dress in the right size.
3. Bring a friend
Don’t bring a big group but bring someone who will be brutally honest. Weddings are expensive and any discount you can get, especially if it’s on your dress, is well worth it, but only if you will be happy with it post sale. Brief your friend to be brutally honest and listen to him or her.
4. Wear the right underwear
This is a wedding dress appointment necessity regardless, but make sure you wear the right undies! You need to do everything you can to see how the dress will fit you. Don’t “overlook” things just because its on sale. Also, I’ve found with most sample sales, there are not always 100% private dressing rooms. This is more so the case with ready-to-wear but be prepared nonetheless..
5. Be flexible
Although it’s good to have had some thoughts about what you’re looking for, try and keep an open mind as you scan the sale. Limiting yourself with specific pre-conceived ideas of how you’d like your dress to look will only make the search harder!