Is buying a sample wedding gown a good idea?
One of the best reasons to shop a sample sale is if you are a bride on a budget. Anyone that has watched an episode of "Say Yes To The Dress" has seen brides paying thousands of dollars for their dream dress. In reality, not everyone has that kind of budget! For many real brides, spending several thousand or even several hundred dollars is not a good option. Even for brides that can make it work financially, it just doesn’t seem practical to them. Wedding costs add up quickly and while we all want to look and feel amazing on that special day, we also want to be able to spend our hard earned money on other priorities. Maybe you would rather spend your money on an elaborate catered meal, fabulous honeymoon or a down payment on a new home, instead of on an expensive dress. There are lots of ways to look like a million dollars at your wedding without breaking the bank, and the best way is to take advantage of a bridal sample sale!
Bridal shops carry an inventory of sample dresses for brides to try on and determine what they love. In most cases a new dress is then ordered in the bride's size and preferred color. With new styles coming in every season, there comes a time when bridal shops have to make room for the newest and hottest trends and that is when sample dresses go on sale! This is an excellent opportunity for cost conscious brides to get a practically new dress at a huge discount.
It is also a great time for brides with a shorter time frame to get a gorgeous dress that they don’t have to wait for. While it might seem like having several weeks or even a few months is plenty of time to choose an outfit, in the bridal world things are different than with everyday attire. Wedding gowns are costly to make and trends can change quickly, so wedding dress designers don’t keep many dresses in stock. Most gowns do not get made until an order has been placed and making a beautifully designed dress with layers of fabric, intricate lace or beading can take several months. If you have less than five months before you plan to say “I do,” a sample sale may be the first place you want to look.
Not Your Typical Sample Sale Experience
When you typically think of big bridal sample sales, you might imagine women standing for hours in a crowded line, pushing, shoving and fighting to snag the perfect dress at a huge discount and definitely forgoing a pleasant or posh shopping experience. At Amanda’s Bridal Happy Hour, you will set an appointment and work one on one with an experienced wedding stylist for 90 minutes in your large, comfortable, private dressing room. You will have exclusive access to a large variety of sample dresses that are only $99 during that time only. You will also be able to explore our entire store to see if any of our special order dresses could work for you as well. Your personal stylist will guide you through the whole experience, answer all of your questions and give you expert advice!
Speaking of expert advice, here are some tips for shopping the sample sale!
Keep an open mind.
If you are hoping to find an amazing dress on sample sale, it helps to keep an open mind. There will be limits on size and colors available at a discount! You might find the perfect sparkly ballgown of your dreams, but it is in ivory instead of your signature color of soft blush. Were you hoping to snag a fitted lace dress, but this one is strapless and you prefer a cap sleeve? Maybe everything is perfect but the “one” is one size bigger than you need. The good news is that the sample sale discounts can open up your alterations budget considerably. Your stylist can help you navigate creative ways to make any changes you are hoping for and give you an idea of what can and cannot be done during alterations. It can help a lot to be creative and flexible, but that doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on your style or your dream! When you purchase a sample dress at Amanda’s Bridal, you still have access to our experienced seamstresses to help create a perfect fit, add details or accents, as well as make repairs if they are needed.
Trust your Instincts
Bridal Happy Hour prices are only during a limited time frame, so be prepared to act on your gut instinct if you find a dress that makes you feel amazing! Holds and partial payments will not be an option and what’s here today, won’t be here tomorrow. In order to take advantage of that $99 price tag, you will have to be ready to pay it in full and take the dress home with you. If you feel wonderful in your sample dress, you won’t have any regrets, especially when you realize how much money you just saved!
Set your appointment now!
Join us for Wedding Gown Happy Hour the week of August 27th through August 31st! You can set your appointment for either 3:30pm, 5:00pm or 6:30pm Monday-Friday by calling us at 303-422-4007. You can also set an appointment during these times online at amandasbridal.com! Only appointments made during these times will have access to our $99 sample sale dresses, so you must set an appointment to participate!
Browse just a few of the beautiful samples that will be marked at $99!