Post # 1
Did you go to one? Was the designer there? How did that help you to choose your dress (or – uh oh, choose another designer)?
I’ll have the opportunity to meet Claire Pettibone at a trunk show in a few weeks where I’ll get to try on my chosen dress (so far!), her Clover. I’m looking forward to it!
Post # 3
How fun! I went to an Enzoani trunk show a couple of weeks ago, and it was awesome. The actual designer wasn’t there, but two women from his design team were there. They were really helpful–suggested veils, etc. I really loved it because it gives you an opportunity to try on so many styles that you can’t find in most salons (because usually salons can only carry a few designs from a particular designer). I’m sure you’ll have a blast–good luck finding your dress!
Post # 4
I went to one and stumbled upon two – Lazaro, Justin Alexander and Romona Keveza Legends. The designers were there every time. I bought my dress at the Lazaro trunk show and got an autographed sketch of my gown he drew on the spot, that was really cool. When I went back to try on accessories few months later he was there again and asked me if I still like the dress 🙂 At the Romona Keveza Legends one, the guy there said he was the designer but I thought Romona Keveza designs both lines so I’m not sure what his exact role was, maybe part of a design team? Still he helped me put in a super rush order and got my dress made and delivered to me in a month from Canada, so I was very happy about that 🙂
Post # 5
My experience at Claire Pettibone’s trunk show in Denver was outstanding! I tried on Clover first, and then went through about a dozen others (that my bridesmaids all picked, hee!), but she definitely agreed that Clover was the one. She was lovely and was there to take my measurements for MY dress! It was amazing!
Post # 6
Im going to a Lazaro one next weekend and am REALLY excited!! =)
Post # 7
I bought my dress at a trunk show. It was really low-key though. The designer wasn’t there. Although they did have tons and tons of the designer’s dresses, including a bunch that were brand new from the latest collection.
One upside: You usually get a discount (mine was 10 or 15% I think).
One downside: Typically the sample gown will get shipped off to the next trunk show and the bridal salon won’t have a sample of your gown after that, so you don’t have the opportunity to go back and look at it or try it on if you want to match veil, jewelry, etc.
Post # 8
I got my dress at a Martina Liana trunk show a few weeks ago. It took me months to track that dress down and I bought it on the spot. Martina was there with her fabric designer and they were both super nice. They helped me accessorize and took pictures with me when I chose my dress.
1 positive thing- nice experience and 10% discount
1 negative thing- I did feel pressure to like her dresses and felt bad saying I didnt like things, but I had a good consultant that stood up for me. I do think that this pressure lead me to buy my dress on the spot. I had 3 other appointments that I planned to attend and it was over in 2 hours lol.