To assist you on the quest for your dream wedding dress，Here’s what to know before you go.
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The most popular place to shop is the bridal salon, known for its personal service, tranquil setting, and wide selection of wedding gowns from a variety of designers. You’ll find boutique salons in upscale urban shopping districts, suburban downtown areas, strip malls, full-scale malls, and even inside some of the larger department stores. Check online under “Bridal Shops” or “Wedding dresses” to see what’s available in your area. Word-of-mouth recommendations are also very helpful. Find out which shops have given excellent service to past brides you may know, and then call to make appointments. Try to limit your shopping to three or four salons, and bring along a small notebook to jot down the details on the wedding dress you like.
Research which salons are most appropriate for your budget. While the average salon carries lines in the under-$1000 category, there are others in which the wedding dresses start at $3000. Save yourself — and the salons — time by asking before you make an appointment.
Besides the day-to-day business of selling cheap wedding dresses, salons also hold special wedding-related events like trunk shows and sales wedding dress. At a trunk show, a specific designer (or representative of a bridal manufacturer) brings his or her latest wedding dress line for brides-to-be to try on during a special in-store gathering. The advantage? You get to see every wedding dress in the line, not just the styles selected by the store. And you may even get the small thrill of chatting with the designer in person — or better yet, having he or she advises you on your look.
At a sample sale, the discount wedding dresses used in the salon for brides to try on are put up for sale. Some stores have sample wedding dresses in an array of sizes, though the typical sample sizes are 6, 8, and 10. Keep in mind that discount wedding dresses run small; samples are likely to fit you if your regular dress size is a 2, 4 or 6. The dresses may not be super clean, but since they’re sharply discounted, you can put some of your savings toward the cleaning bill.