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Feb 11, 2021

What Is A Wedding Dress Sample Sale? 


Are you a bride on a budget? On the hunt for an affordable wedding dress online? Maybe you’ve already said yes to the dress but are looking for a second gown for your elopement or intimate wedding! We’re hosting our wedding dress sample sale February 12th-28th and if you said yes to either one of those questions, this sale is for YOU!


In this post, we’re breaking down what a sample sale is, why you should shop it, and a few tips on shopping our sample sale as well as what you can expect!


Q: what is a sample sale?


A sample sale is a sale in which bridal stores will do a clear out of some of the gowns in their inventory and have them marked down at low prices which means savings on savings for our brides (perfect for our brides planning their wedding on a budget!)


Bridal stores will often host sample sales for these 2 reasons:

  • To make room for new gowns when designers release their new collections!

  • When gowns have been discontinued by a designer and are no longer available for special order


These are gowns that were previously samples for brides to try-on before they special ordered their gown, so some may have some light love such as makeup marks, marks on the train, loose beading, etc. All of these things can be fixed with a dry cleaner or in general alterations!


Q: Is it worth buying a sample sale dress?


Yes! It’s perfect for our brides who are looking for their wedding dress on a budget or something that’s more affordable and in their price range. For example, our gowns at Charlotte’s Weddings range between $1,200-$4,000 but during our sample sale, we have gowns as low as $199!


Q: How does shopping the sample sale work?


It’s so easy to find your wedding dress online with us! Simply find the sale tab on our website, find the gown (or gowns!) you love, add to cart, and purchase!


Your gown includes a *FREE* clear garment bag, and you can choose from contactless, curbside pickup, or, select the option to have your gown shipped straight to you (meaning you can shop for your wedding dress anywhere in the US, shipping prices vary depending on location!)


Some tips for shopping the sale:


-Know your bridal size before the sale so you don’t feel rushed to take your measurements and have your dream gown purchased by another bride!


You can check out our how to determine your bridal sizing at home video here and remember, bridal sizing is different than regular sizing, about 1-2 sizes bigger!


-Each gown will have the designers size chart listed with it for you to compare your measurements to. Found a gown bigger than your bridal sizing? That’s ok!


A seamstress can usually take in a gown up to 2 sizes (so if you are a bridal size 10, you could fit into a gown that was a bridal size 12 or 14 after alterations!) Remember, it is easier for a seamstress to take in a gown than to let a gown out!


Our Sample Sale launches Friday, February 12th at 12pm PST on our website! We will have gowns as low as $199 and sizes 8-28!

Head to our sample sale event page for all of the information on our online wedding dress sample sale and bookmark the page for easy access when the sale goes live!