We like to bring our brides a constant collection of brand new dresses all year round and due to the size of our small but perfectly formed boutique, we occasionally need to sell off some of our ex sample gowns to make way for new collections. Throughout the year we hold sample sale’s for brides to find their dream wedding dress at just a fraction of the price. Sample Sale’s are not for everyone so we have answered a few questions below which should help you determine whether a sample sale gown is for you…
We have an amazing selection of dresses in the sample sale from designers such as Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Claire Pettibone, Raimon Bundó and more!! All of the dresses going into our sale are sample gowns, this means that they have been tried on by brides-to-be. The condition of our sample dresses varies, some are new collection dresses that are in excellent condition and others have been well-loved and tried on. A selection of the sample sale dresses are discontinued gowns however many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutique! All sample gowns are priced to reflect their condition.
At The Harrogate Wedding Lounge our sample sizes are between an 8-16, however please note that majority of our sale sample dresses are between a size 10-12. If you have any enquires in regards to the sizes of our samples or wish to know which styles may be available in your dress sizes then please dont hesitate to get in contact with a member of our team.
Take a look on our website and social media pages to gain a good insight into what types of dresses you are likely to find at the sample sale. Study the designers that we stock and make notes of any particular styles or dresses that are standing out. We advise brides to have tried dresses on prior to attending a sale event and to have a clear understanding of what it is they are looking for in their dream dress. As sample sales are very quick events it is for brides who are ready to find their perfect dress at an amazing price.
Who and what to bring along?
We advise that you bring along to your appointment the one person who wish to be there when you make that big decision, whether this is mum, relative or your maid of honour! We wouldn’t want you to miss out on your dress or make a decision without them. Sample sale’s are extremely busy and space may be limited so be do ask that you only bring up to 3 people to your appointment. A strapless bra is also really handy for trying the dresses on, as well as nude or light coloured underwear.
The Appointment Process
Our sale appointment last an hour, during this time you will be with your own bridal stylist in your own room. A maximum of 6-8 dresses are allowed to be tried on due to time restrictions. It is vital that you come with an idea of style and shape so our bridal stylists can help you make the right choices of gowns for your shortlist.
Our Best Advice
Bring along the people you really want to be here when you make that all important decision whether this is your mum, maid of honour, sister or friend. As sample gowns are high in demand we are unable to reserve any dresses for brides. If you find the one but are not in a position to buy you could be left heartbroken when the next bride through the door chooses your dress, there’s only one sample of each dress so we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
To find out when our next sample sale will be please contact the boutique through email or telephone on 01423 888242 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.