(Closed) Sample Sale Advice/Etiquette

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’ve only been to one sample sale and it was by appointment only.

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I went to that a year ago…

My mom got there at 5 and was like the 20th person on line…I go there at 5:30 and we were ready to go in. We got assigned a consultant and a dressing room – (Some had to share) she told to go out to the floor where they had about 15 racks of dress the lenght of the floor and it was sorted by price..we picked 5 dresses and went into the dressing room..

I bought the 5th dress I tried on and tried on 2 more and that was that…

I paid by credit card and brought my dress hom that day…I think my dress was a total of 60% off the original price.

Most of the dresses were a size 10 or a street size 6 so I only need mine hemmed…some of the dresses would need a lot of fixing..

 Good Luck! I thought it was worth it…They had so many dresses that I drooled over online and in magazines..

 Oh my dress was Alvina Valenta and I got it for $1300..

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If i remember correctly, they give you a number at the door and allot about 15 brides to be in at a time…assign you a attendant that pulls the dresses aside for you and when you’re ready to try on they help you with that to.  I don’t think there was a time limit.  I do recall them quoting me alterations to be in the $300 range…so that was quite a shocker to me.  They do have a lot of very nice dresses and I unfortunately discovered I was a Size12 (in wedding gowns) at the sale and they only had about a rack of dresses in my size for me to try on…but if you are a size 10 (in wedding gowns) and under, it’s definitely worth venturing to!  They also have veils and shoes, and hair accessories available for purchase during their sample sale too.

Post # 7
10 posts

I was thinking of attending this sale as well- I’m a street size 8- I have no idea what ‘wedding dress size’ that would be.  Is it worth the trip?



Post # 9
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

If you are a street size 8 it is worth going to take a poke around.

Being there 30-40 minutes earlier still wasn’t good enough when I went to one. There’s a bouncer that lets people in as one comes out. You dress out in the open in front of everyone (so dress accordingly). There are people to answer questions but at the one I went to they didn’t assign you anyone or have someone help you get in and out of them. They are there to move dresses around, though, and to put them back.


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