DESIGNER TRUNK SHOWS
Trunk shows can be a great opportunity to find your perfect wedding dress — and maybe even meet the designer! Here’s our know-it-all guide.
Attending a favorite designer’s trunk show maximizes your chance of finding the dress of your dreams. Wondering how? We’ve got answers to all your questions.
What Is a Trunk Show?
It’s a special event at which a wedding dress designer send to our boutique her entire line of new dresses on a set days. Brides schedule appointments to try on the dresses and meet with the designer.
Why Have Trunk Shows?
Since most bridal salons often only carry a few dresses from a select group of designers, trunk shows allow customers the opportunity to see and try on dresses that they wouldn’t ordinarily see at that store. If you find a dress you like during a designer trunk show, ask if the store carries it. If it doesn’t, get ready to buy!
The bride benefits because she has the opportunity to see all the collection dress, to discuss the gowns and any changes she may want to make to the one she’s considering for herself.
The bridal salon benefits because it gets to show — and possibly sell — dresses that aren’t part of its regular stock. And they also get to watch brides try on the gowns and listen to their comments. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn directly from the consumer what style are more appreciated
When Are They Held?
Call our boutique to see when and if there are trunk shows scheduled, and with which designers. Trunk shows are planned well in advance, so we should be able to give you a list of dates. The shows last from seven to 15 days, and appointments book up quickly. Call early!
Anything Else I Should Know?
Understand that a trunk show is not technically a sale. The dresses are not marked as discounted. But, most trunk shows do offer a discount for placing your order on the spot, sometimes up to 15%, so don’t be shy about asking. Even if the designer doesn’t offer a discount, the salon may throw in a few extras (jewelry, vieil or a gift certificate). This savings could make a big difference if you’re working with a tight budget.