What is a bridal trunk show?
If you are in the market for a bridal gown or any other formal attire, you may have heard the term “Bridal Trunk Show”. You may have seen ads from bridal shops encouraging you to attend. What is a bridal trunk show anyway and how could attending one benefit you?
According to Wikipedia, a Bridal Trunk Show is an event in which vendors present merchandise directly to customers. Usually January – May, these events have products that wouldn’t normally be available in store or yet available to the public. The term “trunk show” is derived from the common practice of merchandise being transported to these events in trunks. This was particularly true in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Now that you know what a trunk show is, why should you attend one?
If you’ve been dreaming of a particular style gown and you haven’t seen it in any of the stores, you may have a better chance finding your dream dress at a bridal trunk show. Sometimes the dress designer themselves are there to help answer questions about custom changes or other options available. But the best reason to attend a trunk show is that there are always special deals! Those that purchase at the show received discounts that are not available at any other time during the year. There are usually drawings, prizes and other fun events going on. The usual discounts offered are 10% off special order gown and even more on veils and accessories. So, if you are looking for a true bridal experience and a great deal, go shopping on trunk show days!
What should you expect at your trunk show appointment?
Do be aware that if you attend a trunk show, there will be a lot of excitement, but also a lot of people. Meaning, you may need to keep your group small and you will not have the store to yourself. Consider shopping with less people to let your voice be heard. Not just the voices of 10 people with 10 different opinions. Shopping in a small group with your closest allies will always bring better results for you when purchasing a wedding dress. We suggest bringing your parents, your sister/brother and your bestie and that’s it. Everyone else can see your lovely gown when you’re walking down the aisle and be just as moved then as they would in the bridal shop. Maybe even more, since you’ll be looking your best on your wedding day.
If you are now interested in attending a trunk show, you can check your local bridal shop’s website. Also take a look at their social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. You can also find listings on the designer websites or in bridal magazines.
Does that sound like the perfect shopping experience for you?
Enjoy the shopping process! Don’t get yourself into analysis paralysis by trying on too many and have a great time at a trunk show near you! Shopping locally brings business to your community. It also gives you the best chance of having step by step support from the day you say “Yes to your dream dress” until the day you say “I do”. You may even get an even better deal by shopping at smaller boutiques in your city. Going to a big city you will pay big city prices for the same wedding dress. Save the trip for your bachorlette party and shop a bridal trunk show near you for the best deals in bridal.
If you love a sale, lots of options and would enjoy shopping in a party atmosphere, you will love going to a bridal trunk show to find your wedding dress.We can’t wait to see you at our next event!