Post # 1
My fiance and I have just set our wedding date for June 9th, 2012. Thats 11 weeks!! We found the dream venue that is offering amazing rates for a short booking and it was too good of an opportunity to pass it up!
I’m just starting to look for a dress and realize that I will be purchasing off the rack. I’m a size 4-6 in street clothes so I’m hoping sample sizes will fit. My question is: Does anyone have any suggestions for bridal gowns off the rack? Aside from your basic Davids Bridal, has anyone been to a salon with a great sample sale?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I’m not sure if you’re interested in going the “pre-loved” route, but if so, these two stores have a good reputation for carrying high-end designer dresses… both are in LA
White Magnolia- it’s a consignment store for wedding dresses (2500 S Sepulveda Blvd, West Los Angeles)
Glamour Closet- they carry sample dresses that boutiques no longer need. (324 S La Brea Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Good luck & congrats!! : )
Post # 4
Thought I’d be able to help here since I went to practically all of the OC shops and quite a few in LA County (Glendale, Pasadena, etc.). Sadly, it didn’t seem like many are open to selling off the rack, unless its an unpopular item. Have you tried the “Asian” shops in Temple City – they’re mostly all off the rack? There’s also one called Tom’s Bridal in Anaheim w/the same concept – but I didn’t go there.
Post # 5
I ordered my dress from Pebbles Bridal in Woodland Hills. They have quite a few sample dresses for sale!
Post # 6
I tried on some gowns at Mary Me Bridal in Orange, and while I was there they were selling quite a few of their samples. Maybe you could try there.
Post # 7
Panache Bridal in Beverly Hills let me buy the sample of a brand new dress, Pronovias 2012. I had the option of taking the dress right away or ordering a new one. The price was the same, but it may increase your selection. I would call them to see their exact policy.
Post # 8
I got an email from The Knot sharing that “Wilshire Bridal & Tuxedo” in Wilshire blvd is having a sample clearance sale Apr 6-7. Perhaps you could make an appointment with them?
From the email: “Our 2012 gowns are marked up to 40% off, previous season up to 90% off! Featuring: Pronovias, La Sposa, Maggie Sottero, Enzoani, Casablanca, Mori Lee, Allure, Kitty Chen and many more!”
Good luck! I’m sure there’s a dress out there for u!