When we first got engaged, I couldn’t wait to start planning. First things first, I need a dress! That was the one thing I had complete sole control over at that point. The big white dress– is probably going to be the most expensive outfit I’ll ever own and wear only once.
Luckily for me, I was engaged in November. And December is sample sale season! All the bridal salons were clearing out last season’s dresses to make room for their upcoming one. Bridal salon sample sales are a bit different from typical fashion sample sales, where you have to make an appointment. Also due to high demand, some places may require a credit card to guarantee the appointment . I had made two appointments: Kleinfeld and Amsale.
At my first appointment, I tried on about a dozen gowns and was about to call it a day knowing I had another appointment later on that week. But right before we were about to leave, one of my bridesmaids spotted “the dress”. I fell in love immediately after having put it on.
I won’t be sharing any pictures of the actual dress before the wedding. Sorry. But here are some of other dresses that were runner ups.
Not only was the price already marked down for the sample sale, I was also able to negotiate it little further. After the past few months of wedding planning, we’ve come to realize everything is negotiable.
Have you ever been to a sample sale at a bridal salon? How was your dress shopping experience?