*This post is brought to you by David’s Bridal.*
One of the best ways to save on your wedding attire is to shop savvy and watch out for bridal sales. Being strategic about when you buy your wedding dress could really save you a bundle, so I wanted to share some of the best shopping tips to help you develop your budget savvy game plan!
Tips for Shopping a Major Bridal Sale
1. START EARLY
Check store hours, and plan to be at the store when it opens. By starting early, you’ll ensure you are arriving before the rest of the brides-to-be and getting the best of the best from the assortment.
If you are not all about the crowds, try to shop the sale on a weekday instead of waiting for the weekend. The store will likely be less busy, and you’ll be able to try on more gowns and ask more questions.
3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Browse the store website in advance to try to identify your favorite styles and details so you know what to look for as you’re sorting through racks of sale dresses.
4. KEEP AN OPEN MIND
If you’re after a true steal, don’t place too much emphasis on a few missing beads, a small spot or loose thread. With a major clearance sale, not all dresses will be in perfect condition, but it’s nothing some vision and a great seamstress can’t perfect for you.
5. DRESS THE PART
You are on the hunt for the wedding dress of your dreams at a great value, and so are other fellow brides-to-be. Dressing appropriately will make the process a lot smother! Opt for comfortable shoes, clothes you can easily slip into and out of, wear nude undergarments, and bring along a pair of high heels similar to what you plan to wear on the big day.
6. VISIT MULTIPLE STORES
Make sure to visit multiple locations, including locations that are a little off the beaten path. These stores may not have as much traffic as stores that are more centrally located, giving you more options and less crowds.
7. LIMIT YOUR ENTOURAGE
If you are shopping a major bridal sale, try to limit your entourage to one or two people max. Although it’s a special moment you want to share with those closest to you, having too many opinions in this scenario can obstruct you from the task at hand.
8. DON’T BE AFRAID TO COMMIT
Go into the sale knowing that you may or may not walk out of the store with your dream dress at a great value. If you find it, don’t be afraid to commit. Some say the dress picks you… When you know, you’ll know!
While we’re on the subject of MAJOR bridal sales, there’s one going on now at David’s Bridal that you simply must check out!
David’s Bridal Sensational Summer Clearance Sale
June 3 – 21st
in stores and online at davidsbridal.com
You won’t want to miss this incredible clearance sale! There are tons of markdowns on items from many categories so there are really great deals to be had for everyone from the bride and bridal party to the guests!
Maybe you’re looking to get a great deal on your dream wedding dress, shopping for an affordable getaway or reception dress, or perhaps you are in the market for a reasonably priced bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride and Flower Girl style for your bridal party; this sale seriously has it all!
And, of course, David’s Bridal also has an amazing selection of stylish special occasion dresses for all the guests with weddings to attend this year, too. Plus, all the shoes and accessories you’ll need to complete your look!
Some of the major highlights:
- Select clearance wedding dresses originally $300-$600, now $99
- All clearance wedding dresses up to $500 off original price, including designer styles originally $750-$1,650
- All clearance dresses, shoes, accessories, and gifts up to 75% off original price
- Dresses starting at $19.99 online; $29.99 in-store
- Shoes, accessories and gifts from $9.99
The Sensational Summer Clearance Sale goes from now until June 21st, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to shop the biggest sale of the year at David’s Bridal! There’s over 300+ stores around the world so hurry and find a store near you so you can make your game plan and get your savvy shop on!
You can also shop this sale at davidsbridal.com
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.