Bridal trunk shows are put on by vendors and designers who travel the country with trunks of wedding gowns, shoes, veils and wedding jewelry. Vendors and designers go from one bridal salon location to another to show one-of-a-kind wedding dresses and accessories that are often not available to the public yet. Gown designs and bridal accessories will vary from location to location. Brides need to make an appointment to attend a bridal trunk show.
How to Locate a Bridal Trunk Show
There are ways to find out if there is a bridal trunk show in or near your area. Contact the manager or owner of bridal salons in or around your area. Often the shop owners will know of bridal salons having trunk shows. Type in bridal trunk show with your location, and often if there is a bridal trunk show scheduled in your area, the information will pop up. Make a list of wedding dress designers that offer wedding gowns of interest to you. Go to the designer’s website to see if they are planning a bridal trunk show in the near future. If they are planning a bridal trunk show, they will give dates and locations on their website.
Benefits of a Bridal Trunk Show
The benefits of a bridal trunk show far outweigh the disadvantages. The only disadvantage of a bridal trunk show is it sells out fast. Make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure you get a reserved spot to view the bridal trunk show. If your lucky, the designer will show up to represent the latest wedding gowns and accessories. The bride-to-be will often get a wedding gown that is not currently available in a bridal salon. The bride may also come across a one-a-kind bridal gown only available through the trunk show. The vendor or designer putting on the bridal show may be able to alter the gown or veil for the bride, which will save a significant amount of money. Alterations done through a bridal salon or tailor can be quite costly. Another benefit is the professional advice the bride can receive from the vendor or designer that is putting on the bridal trunk show. The bride can consult with the designer to get their expertise on the jewelry and veil that would best match her wedding gown choice. Bridal trunk shows will often offer a discount on purchases made that day, which can greatly help a bride’s budget.
Bridal Salons Benefit From Hosting a Bridal Trunk Show
How future brides react to certain wedding gown styles available in the trunk show can help a bridal salon in choosing gowns for their store. If the bridal trunk show gets a large order for a certain wedding dress style or certain jewelry accessories, chances are this could be a best seller for their bridal salon. Hosting a bridal trunk show also brings brides-to-be into your store to view what your salon has to offer, making it a win-win for everyone involved.
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