With our huge sample sale coming up at our Buckinghamshire Bridal Boutique on Saturday July 1st, I thought it a good idea to write a short blog post telling you everything you need to know about sample sales. When we throw the doors open on that Saturday morning at 10am there will be 30+ sample gowns up for grabs at crazy prices. This sample sale however has a slight twist, most of the gowns on offer aren’t even samples, they are brand-new, never worn wedding dresses starting from prices as low as £299!
Here are my top tips;
Have a specific idea of what you’re after? That beautiful dress that you saw in the latest bridal magazine? You more than likely won’t find it at the sample sale, just as brides never leave the boutique with a dress resembling the thousands they’ve pinned on their Pinterest wedding board following a regular appointment. The wedding dresses being sold are mostly from a previous collection but I recommend you try on as many dresses as you can – your perfect gown could be one of them! Non-sale wedding dresses cannot be tried on during the sample sale.
Arrive early to be front of the queue. Our sample sale is not by appointment, it is first come first served and you will be given a number in the order that you arrived to view the sample dresses.
3. Bring someone
Whether it’s your mum or a friend take someone with you who can be brutally honest. More than ever you need an honest opinion as you will have to make a snap decision. Also an extra pair of eyes and hands come in handy as well while you’re hunting for your dress.
Don’t stay away from our bridal sample sale just because you think your size is not available. In most cases the dress can be altered, typically 2-3 sizes down and sometimes 1 up. We have over 30 wedding dresses entering the sale with sizes ranging from 8 to 14.
Good luck in finding your dream wedding dress!!