When is the best time to buy your wedding gown? How can I save money on my wedding gown? These are two very important questions when it comes to selecting your wedding dress. Believe it or not, both questions have the same answer: During a trunk show!
You should consider purchasing your wedding gown no less than 9 months before your wedding. Most designer wedding gowns take 4-6 month to manufacture and ship to your local bridal store. Consider allowing at least two month for alterations and the watch the time fly right by. You will be walking down the aisle before you know it! If your timeline is short on time, then don’t delay another day. You still may have options like adding a rush fee, purchasing a designer stock dress or purchasing a sample gown.
When a store hosts a trunk show, they bring in additional stock for a short amount of time, typically a weekend, for brides to try on and order. When shopping a trunk show, be prepared to make a purchase decision. If you fall in love with a trunk show dress and don’t make a purchase decision, chances are the dress will not be on display when you come back in a few days or weeks later to try it on again.
Purchasing a wedding gown during trunk shows save you money! Gowns which are not typically discounted may be discounted during the trunk show. The designers often allow bridal shops to offer purchase discounts on gowns which cannot be discounted at any other time. Additionally, shops may offer discounts on accessories or bridal party attire during trunk shows for brides who make a purchase decision.
Trunk shows are usually listed on bridal shop websites and the designer’s websites too! Appointments are required and shops may ask for a booking deposit when you make your appointment. Trunk show appointments fill up quickly, so it is best to book an appointment early.
Volle’s Bridal and Boutique will be hosting TWO trunk shows this weekend! We have more dresses than ever for you to come in and try on. We are featuring our newest collection, Eve of Milady, along with the very popular designer Allure. The Eve of Milady wedding dresses are unique and stunning. The dresses are reserved for brides interested in spending $3,500 or more on their wedding dress. The Allure trunk show features dresses from the Spring 2014 collection which start at $1,200.
Volle’s Bridal and Boutique hosts trunk shows nearly every weekend. We look forward to seeing you this weekend or weekend in the near future!