On the hunt for an affordable, budget-friendly wedding dress? Heard about sample sale dresses, but don’t know what that even means? Babe, no worries. We got you! Read all about sample sale and find out why you may not want to skip over the sample sale rack during your next bridal appointment.
What is a wedding dress sample sale?
Simply put, a sample sale is a curated selection of beautiful couture gowns at a special, discounted price. All these amazing wedding dresses can be bought off the rack, meaning you can take your dream dress home the same day you say yes!
Who says you can’t find an affordable wedding dress?
TRUTH ALERT! You absolutely DON’T have to break your budget to find your dream dress. You can find a budget-friendly wedding dress at Laura & Leigh Bridal. Honestly, your wedding guests will already be impressed by your gorgeous couture gown. I can only imagine the jaw-dropping amazement when you tell them how much you saved!
Not every bridal shop does this, but at Laura & Leigh Bridal we separate our dresses between special order wedding dresses and sample sale dresses, so you can easily find something that works for you. A special order bridal dress is a dress that we order new for your big day in your chosen size and color. Special-order dresses usually take up to six months to arrive. A sample sale bridal gown is sold the same day at a reduced price, cutting your wait time out completely! Bridal dresses on both racks have a strong selection of sizes, styles and designers, but sample sale has the bonus of being up to 50 percent off!
Sample sale isn’t just for brides who are getting married, like, now. Whether your wedding is in a few months or over a year out, don’t ignore the sample sale rack! Our sample sale rack is full of affordable couture dresses, amazing designers, and a variety of silhouettes and designs, plus you don’t have to wait months for a reordered dress to arrive.
Are you listening to myths about a wedding sample sale? STOP!
One of the top myths about sample sale is that all the gowns are out of style, when in fact these are timeless wedding dresses that are waiting for their perfect match—just like how you met your significant other. Just because it’s on the sample rack, doesn’t mean it’s “so 10 years ago.” Our designers create an assortment of unique gowns with you, the bride, in mind, so you can treasure your forever dress on your big day and in your wedding photos. You can find hidden gems from designers including Pronovias, Nicole Milano, Eddy K and Allison Webb.
We sometimes hear people suggest that sample sale is only discounted because they are ruined in some way. Sure, given the nature of samples, our dresses have been tried on, but they are kept in good condition! One or two things may need simple repairs, but I don’t know about you, I’d rather have the good deal!
We also hear a lot about how the gowns are great, but they aren’t the perfect size and you’ll need a lot of alterations. This is easy to debunk. Just because a gown is a special order, doesn’t mean you’ll avoid alterations. You’re going to need alterations no matter what. Getting the gown to fit you is where the magic of alterations come in and a seamstress can get the dress to your desired fit! Through alterations, the dress you wear on your big day will truly be one-of-a-kind. We just recommend finding a dress close to size. Your stylist can help you figure out what’s close to size or if the alterations would be too substantial.
Say Yes to Sample Sale with Confidence
If the dress is from sample sale, you are still getting a stunning couture gown for an unbeatable price! At the end of the day, what truly matters is how you feel when wearing your dress. Let it have lace, let it have sparkles or maybe it’s totally clean! If you know that this dress is the ONE and your feelings are there, go for it! By waiting, the fact that this is your dress won’t change, but you run the risk of losing your dress to another bride. Love it? Take that sample dress and run with it to your happily ever after!
Have you heard about National Bridal Sale Event (NBSE)?
National Bridal Sale Event is the wedding industry’s biggest annual sale with hundreds of stores participating, and we’re no exception. It’s going to be our biggest summer sale and trust us when we say you don’t want to miss it! Hurry and go book an appointment for National Bridal Sale Event from July 17-24, 2021. Sample sale rack is up to 50 percent off and the rest of the store is 10 percent off! It’s time to find your dream dress! Appointments are required and space is limited. Book now!
Save money and your wallet will thank you later.