(Closed) Let’s talk about Trunk Shows shall we…..

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Most trunk shows are just like normal appts at the salon, except they have all the dresses from the designers new line.  So its not too much more crazy then a normal appt.  The designer will usually send a rep from the company to answer questions and tell you how they can customize the dresses. I dont really know why, but they usually give you between a 10 and 15% off the dress.  I got mine at a Christos trunk show and got 10% off and free buttons.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m going to one on Saturday with my maids, while they get their dresses fitted, I’m going to be trying head pieces – as this is a head bpiece and jewelry trunk show.

I can let you know how my experince goes. 

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I just went dress shopping on Saturday, and stumbled on a trunk show- and bought my dress! It was totally unexpected, and yes, a great, unexpected discount was applied! (12.5%) 

 

The dresses aren’t all necessarily new, it’s just more sample dresses from the designer’s  collection than the store normally carries….

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - Catholic Church and Reception at The W Hotel

I’m not too familiar with trunk shows, however when I went in to have my measurements taken for my dress, it just so happened to be during the designer’s trunk show. Because I am short w/ curves, the rep from the dress company said I should have "custom measurements" for the dress. Usually they can charge you upwards of $500 for this, but because I went in on a trunk show day, they did it for free. Good things can come from meeting their reps face to face and seeing the new dresses!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If you have a particular designer you like, I would definitely encourage you to make an appointment while they are having a trunk show. Especially if the designer is $$$

In my instance, I wanted a rare Melissa Sweet dress that has one traveling sample around the country. It only comes to trunk shows. A salon in the OC was having one, so I went, tried on the sample (loved it!!!) and the bridal salon rep and the Melissa Sweet rep took my measurements, gave me 15% off hurray! and now my dress will be made for me and ready before my wedding.

 It’s not a crazy sample sale or fashion show or bridezilla madness (I wasn’t sure what to expect before I called to ask what a trunk show actually meant:) hah.

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It is definitely worth checking out, especially if you have a fav. designer. I scheduled an appt. for a Lazaro trunk show a month in advance to make sure I got in. Lazaro gowns are amazingly beautiful, (discount too= added bonus)!

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