(Closed) Sale. Bad idea?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

sfp:  I’d say keep an open mind and just check it out. You might not even find a dress you love! Also, it’s recommended to go to a seamstress outside of the bridal store as they tend to overcharge immensely, so the fittings or lack thereof might not be a problem! Good luck and have fun!!

Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t have to get alterations done at the place you buy your dress. It’s usually cheaper to go to an independant seamstress, anyway – and then you can do it on the schedule you want.

Post # 5
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

sfp:  My dress was a sample dress which was on sale, and I was definitely given the full treatment and had a very enjoyable time trying on dresses! I would say go for it – what have you got to lose?

Post # 6
372 posts
Helper bee

I went to a bridal expo just to see what it was all about. I didn’t even know you could try on dresses. Then I found myself trying on dresses and asking a lady to hide one of them while I tried a few more on and before I knew it I had purchased it. I got the sample dress at 50% off and it’s at my parents house.

I won’t get the premium service, they offered me the phone number of their seamstress but I think I will take it to someone else closer to the date of the wedding to get altered. It’s just sitting pretty waiting for me in the mean time. The actual dress I got was in my actual size so it fit perfectly as well as the perfect length so it seemed like a good buy as I wouldn’t need to spend too much on alterations.

I say go with an open mind, you don’t know what you’re going to find and you might even find the dress 🙂

Post # 8
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - hotel

Some sales can be a slightly different experience, it really depends how big the sale is. I find making the first appointment of the day for sales means you’re normally the only bride in and they don’t rush you. If you go later it can be a little conveyer belt style.

I only ever shopped sample sales, but I’m a real bargain hunter. The way I see it is, you can go try on dresses and have all the fun you should have. But knowing if you fall in love with a dress you’re getting a cheeky discount. But if you don’t fall in love, you get to do it all over again! You absolutly can’t loose. But do make sure to check the dress over carefully for any defects, if you find one they haven’t mentioned you can wrangle a bigger discount often!


Post # 9
372 posts
Helper bee

I open the garment bag and stroke it everytime I visit my parents. I’m resisting trying it on though because I don’t want to start having dress regret being 11 months out until the wedding. The hard part after getting a dress is to stop looking at other dresses I reckon!

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