Post # 1
So the designer I am covetting is having a trunk show at a salon near me in the next couple months and I’m debating going. It would be the first time trying on dresses. Good idea or bas idea?
What’s the benefit of shopping/buying during a trunk show?
Experiences and photos welcome…
Post # 3
@google: Dress-shopping is so much fun! I’ve found my dress already so I’m just living vicariously through you and other brides who are still searching for their dream dress! 🙂 i – along with other bees – replied to a post about benefits of trunk shows, if you want to check that out:-
Benefits of Trunk Shows?
i definitely suggest that you go. There’s a much bigger selection of dresses than what the salon normally carries and it’s fun to be able to try on the different styles. Make sure you make your appointment in advance though! Good luck!
Post # 4
I was able to purchase my gown at the trunk-show, discounted price, even though I bought it a month or two before the designer’s trunk show. I went back for the show, however, and really had fun. I had the opportunity to meet the designer of my gown — James Clifford Hjelm (aka James Clifford and Jim Hjelm) — and he did a sketch of my dress for me and signed it! 🙂
I agree with @WYAtocha: regarding the benefits of attending a trunk show. You definitely will have the opportunity to see and try on gowns that the bridal salon normally would not have.
Trunk shows for accessories are really fun, too! I attended one for Thomas Knoell, who designed the earrings I wore for my wedding, and I attended one for Malis-Henderson, the designers of my cathedral-length veil with Swarovski crystals and also the crystal headband/tiara I wore.