Are you considering attending an off-the-rack wedding dress sale? The good news is that this one-of-a-kind event will likely have a selection of dresses to choose from straight off the rack. You can try and purchase your dream dress, all on the same day!
Is There a Difference Between Off-the-Rack Sales and Sample Sales?
A sample sale is a special sale of wedding dresses used in a boutique or bridal shop as a sample try-on. These dresses have not been used outside of the shop nor have they been altered. Sample sale dresses often offer limited sizing mostly in display or mannequin sizes. The dresses have often been tried on a lot since they are used as fitting garments to determine sizing for a new dress which is ordered in.
Off-the-rack wedding dresses are new dresses that may also have been tried just at the off the rack sale but are actually the dress that is sold.
How to Shop at an Off-the-Rack Wedding Dress Sale
Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your search for the perfect wedding dress.
Before Going, Decide on a Dress Style
It is wise to have an idea of the type of dress you want before hitting the sales. The time of the year, theme, and venue of the ceremony may help narrow down the selection as well as if the bride has a style in mind.
Buy True to Your Size
Wedding gown sales offer amazing discounts of various styles and designs. Choose a dress based on your size, not the lowest price. Having to get significant alterations to make the dress smaller (or larger) can increase the budget.
Choose Carefully Before Saying “Yes”
Remember what looks stunning on the hanger may offer a different fit once on the bride. Be open to trying on various sizes and styles before making your final decision.
Get Help from an Assistant/Consultant at the Event
Wherever the dress sale is held, there will always be a consultant on hand to answer any questions you might have and help with the dresses.
Check Deals and Offers
Research local offers before shopping. Most brides have a set budget for the wedding dress, so keeping to the offers that meet these financial limits will reduce the risk of potential stress.
Shop for Accessories at the Same Event
When looking for an off-the-rack wedding dress clearance sale, consider one that offers bridal accessories. This can ensure the veil, jewellery, and/or belt coordinates beautifully. It is also an opportunity to save money and time from exploring different shops for matching items.
Browse to Check All Available Options
Take the time to browse the rack. Having an open mind when shopping for off-the-rack dresses can help you find a wedding dress beyond your wildest dreams.
Be Prepared to Pay in Full
Off-the-rack sales events are created to allow brides to choose, try-on, and take home their wedding dress that very same day. With that, there is no layaway or arranged payments with off-the-rack dresses.
Find Off-the-Rack Wedding Dresses at Opportunity Bridal’s Events
Find your perfect wedding dress at Opportunity Bridal’s one-day pop-up sales events! With more than 600 bridal gowns, our off-the-rack selection highlights dozens of national and international designer styles.
How Can We Offer Huge Discounts on Bridal Gowns?
Opportunity Bridal’s unique business model is designed by purchasing designer wedding dresses in bulk. Our inventory also consists of limited-run dresses produced in a few options by the designer. As part of our contract, we do not publicly advertise the designer’s name or label by text or images on our website.
Brides Said “Yes” to the Dress at Opportunity Bridal’s Event
Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.