Back to Basics: What Is a Sample Sale & What Can You Expect When You Shop One?

Back to Basics: What Is a Sample Sale & What Can You Expect When You Shop One?

Back to Basics: What Is a Sample Sale & What Can You Expect When You Shop One?. Mobile Image

May 10, 2021

As a bride-to-be, one of the first items to check off your wedding list is finding the perfect wedding dress. We know wedding dress shopping can sometimes seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! We’re here to simplify the process and make you feel at ease so you can focus on your big day.


One amazing option we offer at The Poinsett Bride is our Semi-Annual Sample Sale, and we are thrilled for our next one coming up June 28th - July 3rd, 2021!


Let’s dive into all the details about our Sample Sales here at The Poinsett Bride and what you can expect:



1. Designer Dresses at a Dreamy Price



For the thrifty bride, our sample sale is an ideal fit. Since the designer gowns will be sold off the rack rather than by special order, select gowns from several of our high-end designers will be 50-70% off. While the original designer gown prices range from $1,000 - $6,000, our sample sale gowns are priced starting at $300. This event is a great option for the budget-conscious bride.



2. Appointments for an Intimate Setting



While the sample sale is open to everyone, we do still require brides-to-be to schedule appointments for this event. This enhances the overall experience of choosing the perfect dress for you and ensures you still get one-on-one styling from our expert stylists! If you would like to bring a few guests to support you and celebrate with you, we encourage inviting 1-3 of your closest people. We believe this intimate setting will optimize your time and help you narrow down your decision. After all, there are so many beautiful options to choose from!



3. Sizing That Can Be Altered for the Perfect Fit



We strive to carry sample sizes that will work for most brides, however samples rarely fit perfectly. While you may find the perfect gown, alterations should be expected when purchasing a sample dress. During the search for the right dress, our expert bridal stylists will help provide an idea of how the dress will ultimately look once fitted to your frame. Plus, we make that easy for you with our in-house alterations!



4. A Quicker Take-Home Time



For the bride with a shorter engagement, our sample sale can save you time. Typically, wedding gowns take about 4-6 months to arrive from the order date, and then you have to factor in alterations. If this timing doesn’t suit your engagement length, the sample sale provides an opportunity for you to take home your gown in a much shorter time frame! When you take into consideration alterations and bridal portraits, our sample sale may be the best choice for a quick engagement!


Final Thoughts & Next Steps


Our sample sales don’t happen often, and you won’t want to miss out. Set some time aside between June 28th through July 3rd, gather 1-3 people from your bride tribe, and get ready to find your perfect wedding gown.


Book your appointment online today before they fill up!  And keep in mind that shopping earlier in the week will give you the greatest selection of these amazing gowns!

To book an appointment for our Sample Sale, visit our website or give us a call at 864-241-0730!