Did you just get engaged? The next step you have dreamed of your whole life, finding the perfect wedding dress. This task might not be as easy as it seems. So many questions pop in you head; Where to start looking? How much can I spend? Where am I going to find the perfect dress?
I am here to help you with your search and give you some tips on trunk shows to Bridal Expo sales. Even if you are not getting married soon if you have that special guy in your life this is something you should read incase he pops the big question soon.
It is always a great idea when first looking for a dress to go to a bridal show or convention. There are so many different shows all across the United States, and the Midwest has some of the best, where you can see the newest fashions and even meet some of the designers. Signature Events Group, Ltd is the host to one of the largest in the midwest, Bridal Expo! Chicago/ Milwaukee. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.bridalshowexpo.com.
Now that your feet are wet it is time to answer the big question: Where are all the truck shows and how do I get in?That is something women have been asking for years.
You have now found a trunk show you need to make sure you make your appointment early, some of the most popular bridal designers fill up quickly and you will lose you chance to preview their newest line. This will also give you the chance to try on some of the most popular dresses from these designers, meet a rep from the company and you might even have the chance to meet the designer in person. Some trunk shows also might even allow you to get some extra, such as different skirt or longer train, at no additional charge.
As for a Sample sale that is a quite a different animal. It allows the stores a chance to clear out their inventory and provides the public the chance to purchase the dresses at really discounted prices. With these huge discounts the are a few negatives, the dress come in limited sizes, sample sizes that tend to be between 8-12 women’s, there might be some damages on the dress and most of the dresses are going need a good cleaning before you can wear it for you final walk.
How to Find a Trunk Show or Sample Sale?
Finding the Trunk show or sample sale is going to take a little work on your be half, but I have a few pointers that will make it a bit easier on your quest. Register to get emails from your local department store bridal shops, go directly to the designer’s websites they sometimes have their trunk shows listed and going back old school look in your Sunday paper. Tip if you know the store in you area that carries the designer you want, just pick up the phone and call and find out if the designer has any trunk shows scheduled.
Where to start the search at?
Pricilla of Boston has locations nationwide and if you log on their website, www.priscillaofboston.com , you can view a list of their current and future trunk shows. Allowing you the chance to view the newest styles, trends and see gowns that might not be available in your area.
Carolina Herrera of New York designs everything from women’s clothes to perfumes for the everyday, but has a special eye for the women’s figure in her Bridal Collection. Sophisticated but feminine has trunk shows across the country for the Pre- Collection listed on her website, www.carolinaherrera.com, or you can call you local location for the trunk show dates and times.
Saks Fifth Avenue is perfect to find some of you higher end designers from Vera Wang to Christos and even Oscar De La Renta. These appointments are going to go fast and they do offer private appointments if you are looking at their top of the line designers. If you visit their website you can find a listing of the store locations www.saksfifthavenue.com .
At Macy’s you will be able to find a wedding dress for almost any budget, if you sign up for their wedding email they will send you event listings and you can do that at www.macys.com. Or stop by the www.weddingbee.com and search in your local city and state and someone always posts the up coming shows on there.
Purchasing that perfect dress seems like an imposable task, if you take the time and do a bit of research it will lift some of the stress off you. You might even be able to save a few dollars or get some freebees thrown in along the way that can not hurt.