With our 'White Friday' wedding dress sample sale fast approaching, we thought we'd share our expert tips for finding your dream bridal.
We can't wait to throw open our doors on 'White Friday', and welcome all our excited brides looking for a bargain! It's such an exciting event, and one we, and our brides, ring in our diaries very far in advance! If you are attending our wedding dress sample sale weekend between the 25th and the 27th of November, you're in for a treat. But before you start picturing yourself walking away with 'the one', there are a few things you should keep in mind before visiting a bridal sale.
Whether it's our wedding dress sample sale or not, these types of events need to be navigated differently than your average bridal shopping trip. Otherwise, you may end up with a gown that's not quite right, or you might miss out on getting anything at all.
A wedding dress sample is different from a classic bridal gown shopping experience. Therefore, expectations should be adjusted accordingly. At Opus Couture, we make sure our 'White Friday' appointments are just as glamorous as our normal experiences. But the selection of gowns you can choose from will certainly be different.
Wedding Dress Sample Sale Shopping Tips
To help you get the most out of your wedding dress sample sale shopping experience, we thought we'd share our insider tips. In the hope that we may help you snap up your dream bridal gown.
This Should Not Be Your First Bridal Shopping Trip
Unless you are quickly grabbing a gown from a wedding dress sample sale because you're really short on time, it's unwise to make it the first place you view bridal. Before you enter a sample sale you should already have an understanding of shapes, fabrics and which types of styles suit you best. Go in without any idea of silhouettes, and you may walk out with something you impulse bought.
Understand that a Decision Will Probably Need to Be on the Day
During a regular bridal shopping trip, you will have the opportunity to go away and have a think about the dress you're going to tie the knot in. But with wedding dress sample sale shopping, typically, you'll need to decide there and then. Because normally, there is only one sample left of a dress. And if you don't take it, the next bride will.
Choose Your Bridal Crew Wisely
Normal bridal shopping trips require careful thought when it comes to who's in your group. As the wrong people can really hinder your ability to make a decision, or relax and enjoy the experience. Since you may need to decide 100% on a gown during a wedding dress sample sale, having the right people, and the right number of people present, is paramount.
During our 'White Friday' wedding dress sample sale, we allow 3 guests to join our brides. This number is very much the maximum we would suggest for any bridal shopping trip, as any more than that, and it can become a bit chaotic. Too many voices, too many suggestions, can lead to one very confused bride.
The actual people you choose to attend the appointment with you should be trustworthy. Honest individuals you know will tell you the truth when you need to hear it. And remain positive throughout.
Remember that Alterations Will Be Needed
No bridal gown fits perfectly. Alterations will always need to be made to wedding dresses to ensure they look their best. During a wedding dress sample sale, you may fall in love with a gown that is not your size, which is fine. But remember, it's always easier to have a dress sized down to fit, rather than trying to let out a smaller gown.
Wear the Right Underwear
Be prepared to try bridal gowns on. Wearing underwear you're embarrassed of, or don't feel good in, will not positively impact your shopping experience. Instead, think ahead, and wear nude, seamless underwear or Spanx. That way you won't have any crease marks, and you'll be getting an understanding for how you'll feel, underneath your gown, on the big day.
Ready to find your dream wedding dress, for a fraction of the price? Book your appointment for our 'White Friday' weekend, and we'll help you find 'the one'!
From the Friday the 25th to Sunday the 27th, we'll be hosting a huge wedding dress sample sale with a variety of styles on offer from the Opus Outlet. Gowns by top designer brands will be available at incredible prices, and in pristine condition. Ideal if you're getting married with little time to spare.
To book your place at our 'White' Friday Bridal Sale Weekend, you need to book an appointment. Be sure to guarantee your place by using the contact details below or our booking page.
Tel: 01294 829264