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Everything you need to know about wedding dress sample sales

Everything you need to know about wedding dress sample sales


by Opus Couture

There are lots of benefits to finding your wedding dress at a sample sale, some you are probably familiar with such as saving money on a your dream dress but there are also additional benefits which you might not be so aware of. Our ultimate guide to wedding dress sample sales tells you everything you need to know and why finding your dress at a sample sale event might be the best option for you. 

Why should buy your wedding dress at a sample sale ?

cheap wedding dress at sample sale
benefits of wedding dress sample sale

The most obvious reason for attending a wedding dress sample sale is to save money on your wedding dress, with discounts of up to 70% it is one of the best opportunities to find your dream dress at a fraction of the price. Wedding costs can quickly spiral so who doesn't like saving money and grabbing a bargain. Money saving aside, sample sales are also perfect if you require your dress quickly, perhaps you have brought your wedding date forward, prefer to have a short engagement or have had your wedding dress shopping plans disrupted by Covid-19 and feel like you are running out of time to find your dress ? The beauty of sample sales is that gowns are ready immediately for you to take home that day so that you don't have to fit in with designer lead times and wait months for your dress to arrive. 

What type of wedding dresses are available at a sample sale ?

Maggie Sottero Darcy lace chiffon boho style wedding dress
Maggie Sottero Mylene Marie wedding dress with plunge
Maggie Sottero Aralyn ballgown wedding dress sale

Our sample sale features brand new stock gowns and fully refurbished ex display (sample) gowns from a range of bridal brands including Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani , Maggie Sottero and Pronovias, all at a discounted price.  Designers create new collections each year and in order to make space on our rails for new gowns we unfortunately have to say goodbye to some of our favourites - we would love to be able to keep them all but it just isn't practical. Some of these gowns have been discontinued by the designer meaning that a sample sale will be the only place you will be able to buy them at.

How much do wedding dresses cost at a sample sale ?

Wedding dress sample sale gowns are sold at reduced price and with discounts of up to 70% it is the best time to buy your dream dress at a fraction of the original cost giving you more cash to spend on other areas of your wedding. Each gown available at the sample sale will be individually priced with gowns priced from £600 and discounts ranging from 30% to 70%. 

What sizes are the wedding dresses at sample sale ?

Eva plus wedding dress with sleeves by Pronovias sample sale
Maggie sottero tanner lynette sample sale wedding dress
Maggie Sottero Ariella Marie plus size sample sale wedding dress

One of the concerns we hear most often at Opus is from brides delaying wedding dress shopping as they are worried that sample gowns won't fit them. We believe that everyone should be able to have an enjoyable wedding dress experience without stressing about sizes so we stock an extensive range of sizes to try on in store which means our sample sale gowns are available in a variety of sizes from 8 to 20. As a general rule wedding dresses are designed to be taken in or let out up to 3 sizes so your dress can be altered for the perfect fit.

What happens at a wedding dress sample sale appointment ?

Wedding dress shopping at Opus
Wedding dress dressing room at Opus

We have all seen on TV wedding dress sample sales with eager brides (accompanied by slightly less eager bridesmaids)queuing up for hours outside in the cold to be near the front when the boutique doors open and then a frenzied rush to secure their dress before anyone else - fear not that is NOT how sample sales work at Opus ! During our sample sale appointments you will be able to try on a number of gowns and receive the same great one to one service as always from one of our experienced bridal consultants throughout your experience. There is no need to queue up outside for hours either as we are by appointment only, our sample sale is always hugely popular so we do advise booking your appointment early to secure a space. 

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Opus Couture

Opus Couture is an Award Winning Independent Bridal Retailer in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

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