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Tips for Shopping a Major Bridal Sale

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Tips for Shopping a Major Bridal Sale
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*This post is brought to you by David’s Bridal – one of the savviest options for wedding attire. Be sure to keep an eye out for their epic bridal sales!*

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

Tips for Shopping a Major Bridal Sale


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

Read this: What To Bring When You Go Wedding Dress Shopping

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Find your attire at David’s Bridal… Sale or Not, still Savvy!

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; David’s Bridal is a great source for all your wedding style needs.

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!

Previous bridal sale and clearance offers:

  • Select clearance wedding dresses originally $300-$600, as low as $99
  • All clearance wedding dresses up to $500 off the 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

When sales like this pop up, don’t miss out on your opportunity to shop the biggest sales 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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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and has worked in various areas and roles within the wedding industry since 2007. She is the author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer and also hosts The Bouquet Toss Wedding Planning Podcast. Jessica's expert wedding advice and savvy savings tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.