How to find your wedding dress at a sample sale

How to find your wedding dress at a sample sale

So you’ve discovered our upcoming sample wedding dress sale? Sample sales are a fabulous way to find a great, designer wedding dress at a discounted price! This is especially true if your wedding date is approaching fast and you need a wedding dress quickly. Bridal shops will typically run a sample sale once or twice a year. They often hold them just before they are due to receive that year’s new line of dresses, in order to clear room on their rails for the new styles!

For this event, The Boutique & Co is offering a 60% discount on selected styles. All wedding dresses included in the sale will be under £1000 and ready to take home with you on the day! With such amazing discounts, we thought we would offer our top tips for brides seeking an affordable wedding dress from this sample sale. Below are our top tips for wedding dress sample sale shopping!

The ‘Fatsia’ dress by Luna Novias. Available in UK size 12 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

1. Do your research

Come prepared! Knowing what styles, shapes and designers you like will make deciding on a sample sale dress a lot easier. These events are not ideal for discovering designers or trying on wedding dresses for the first time. If you have never tried on dresses before, we recommend doing so before visiting a sample sale. Book an appointment to try on dresses and find out what you like, or browse through our selected sample sale wedding dresses to find your favourites. We always welcome any enquiries brides may have about dresses, so drop us a message if you want to know more!

The ‘Ibis’ dress by Aire Barcelona. Available in UK size 12 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

2. Choose one trustworthy person to take with you

This is probably our number one rule for wedding dress sample sale shopping. Think carefully about who to bring with you on the day or be available via FaceTime as you shop. Sample sale events tend to get overcrowded, with many brides seeking a gown bargain. Too many opinions will only cloud your own judgement as well! Try and bring a person who will be ready to give advice and help you make swift decisions. Our sample sale event will allow a maximum of one guest per bride anyways, so choose wisely!

The ‘Floyd’ dress by Luna Novias. Available in UK size 16 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

3. Be ready to buy

Sample sale dresses are usually final sale, so they will sell – and fast! There’s typically one sample of each style and limited sizes, so you have to act quick to find the gown you love. Not to say that this will mean the experience should be stressful and rushed. Take it easy and don’t panic! After all, with wedding dress shopping and finding the one to marry, we always say when you know, you know! Knowing your budget and doing your research will ultimately help you find the perfect gown on the day. We recommend only buying a dress that can be altered realistically to your size as well, so consider alterations and ask our bridal stylists for seamstress recommendations.

The ‘Vergil’ dress by Aire Barcelona. Available in UK size 14 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

4. Explore bridal accessories & other offers

Our upcoming sample sale will feature special offers on other selected items besides wedding dresses as well, so it’s worth exploring all your options! We will have assorted headpieces and accessories from Victoria Millésime available in the sample sale, as well as veils and bridal jackets. This event will be a great opportunity to find all your bridal finishing touches for a great price, so make sure you check out everything during your visit!

The ‘Yoshiro’ dress by Luna Novias. Available in UK size 14 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

5. Be ‘wedding style’ ready

We always advise that brides wear similar undergarments to what they will wear on the big day, as they can then assess the visibility and comfort under the fabric of the gown. Bring a hair tie so you can see how different wedding dresses look with a sophisticated hair-up style. We also recommend wearing a bit of makeup, so you’ll have some colour against the dress and won’t feel washed out. We provide heels at our store to try on with dresses, so you can see how they hit the floor as well. Putting your desired bridal look together as best as you can, will help put things into perspective on the day of the event. This will ultimately mean more realistic decisions on how your wedding dress will look & feel!

The ‘Yanet’ dress by Luna Novias. Available in UK size 14 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

6. Most importantly…have fun!

It’s not everyday you get to go shopping for your wedding dress, so remember to enjoy yourself and cherish all the special moments! Always remember that it’s your wedding dress you’re looking for, and it’s important you love it whether it’s half price or full price. So make the most of the day, even if you come away empty handed! You can always come back and book an appointment with us, to discover more of our stunning wedding dresses!

The ‘Arizona’ dress by Bianco Evento. Available in UK size 16 at our sample sale on April 9th 2022.

Information

  • Our sample sale will take place from 9am – 5pm on April 9th 2022.
  • The event will run on a first come first served basis, so no appointment bookings will be required.
  • This sample sale will be a one day only event, with a 60% discount on selected styles.
  • All dresses available in the sample sale will be under £1000 and ready to take home with you on the day.
  •  Sample sizes ranges from UK 12-16 (These will fit a high street UK 10-14).
  • Brides may bring a maximum of one guest only for this event.
  • We have a great selection of stylish dresses from our Aire BarcelonaLuna Novias and Bianco Evento ranges.
  •  As well as these dresses, we will have bridal hair accessories, veils, jackets and more included in this sale.

Please visit our sample sale wedding dresses page to RSVP and confirm your attendance for this event. Browse through the remaining wedding dresses available in our sample sale below. We hope to see you there on April 9th!