Sample Wedding Dresses?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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884 posts
Busy bee

Sometimes you can, sometimes not. It depends on the store. THe store has to wait the same amount of time for a new sample as you have to wait for a dress so depending on the popularity they may not sell it. <br /><br />I was looking for a Wtoo OLivia sample and contacted several stores. From those who had it only one offered to sell it. Where I am from the dress ends up costing around $1700-$1800 (after taxes) and they were willing to sell it for $1300 before taxes. Not a really big savings. <br /><br />Did you look the preowend route?

Post # 3
Member
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I bought a sample dress. But it completely depends on the store. For mine they gave me 20% off and free alterations, and the lady told me she’s never seen anyone else trying on that dress… who knows how true that is. Ive heard of alot of bees on here gettin way more of a discount. You will need to call and see if they will even sell the sample dress. If they do it NEEDS to be at a discount, dont ever pay full price. 

Post # 4
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2106 posts
Buzzing bee

MeredithWacknik:  

I work in a boutique that does sell samples but many stores don’t because to them its not worth buying a new sample for the store. Its worth asking just do not expect a huge discount especially if it is a popular/new dress because like I said before the boutique will have to purchase a new one the Allure just won’t give them one to replace it. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Tuscan Farmhouse

Some stores specialize in samples and discontinued gowns and you’ll likely get a great discount if you find one. Search the dress name and style online. You may also find one for sale new/unworn.

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