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Bride Couture specializes in
providing sample designer
wedding gowns to brides
at 50-80% off the retail price.
We carry one of the largest
collections of sample gowns
in the country.
Click here to view our collection.

 

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Designers we carry:

Sample Wedding Dresses For Sale

When bridal boutiques run a wedding dress sale the doors are flooded and everyone knows that it is first come first served, gowns go fast and prices are at rock bottom!!

But what brides don't realize is that you don't have to wait for a wedding dress sale to get these incredible prices anymore. Here at Bride Couture we have rock bottom prices year round!!

We bring the dressing room to you! have up to 4 gowns shipped to you to try on at home!

So now you have no reason not to take advantage of theses amazing prices on all of our sample wedding dresses. To find out more about trying on your favorite 4 gowns CLICK HERE.

Here are some of our current wedding dresses in stock:


Sample Wedding Dresses 101

Lets discuss how "sample wedding dresses" become available and why they are the smart choice for savvy brides-to-be.

 

Every year, bridal salons purchase between six and sixteen wedding gowns in sizes 8-12 representing that designer’s latest collection. The bridal salons then use these gowns as “samples” to show brides-to-be and to then take orders on them.

Sample Dresses

As time goes on, the bridal salon may wish to sell some of these sample wedding dresses for a variety of reasons- the gown may be discontinued by the designer, they may need to make room for new inventory or perhaps the salon has stopped carrying that entire collection.

The condition of these dresses can vary significantly based on how long the salon has had the gown and how much it was tried on.  Gowns may have some dust on the hem or a few missing beads but Bride Couture only buys sample gowns that are in very good to pristine condition and will disclose any imperfections.

Sample wedding dresses are generally size 8 to 12. If you are a smaller size, gowns can be sized down a few sizes or up one or two sizes by a professional wedding gown seamstress. You should always make sure the sample wedding gown you have selected can be altered to fit you.

There are two sizes that describe a wedding dress. The size on the label and the buyer’s typical or “street” size, which is the size you would purchase most often if shopping at stores such as The Gap or H&M.  All wedding gowns run small.  So a label size 10 is more like a “street” size 8.
 

Below are some terms you might encounter while looking for your gown.  Hopefully these can help make your wedding gown shopping experience a little bit easier. If you have any other questions about sample wedding dresses please feel free to contact us. We are here to make your experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible! Click Here to view our collection. 

Designer Dresses: Silhouettes

A-line: fitted at the bodice and flows out to the ground, with an unbroken line (resembling the outline of an uppercase A)

Ball Gown: fitted at the bodice and has a waistline that leads to a full skirt

Mermaid: fits closely to the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out to the hem

Sheath: fits very closely to the contours of the body. Has a straight skirt with no waist

Trumpet: fits closely to the body until the mid-hip and then widens gradually to the hem. (resembling the mouth of a trumpet).  Often confused with mermaid, but trumpet flairs from mid-hip, whereas mermaid flairs below the knee

Waistlines

Basque Waist: waistline features a low U or V shape

Dropped Waist: features a waist line below the natural waist at the mid hip

Empire: has a raised waistline that sits just below the bust, from which the rest of the dress flows down to the hem

Natural Waist: waist line that hits at the natural waist (the indentation between the hips and the rib-cage)

Princess: A-line silhouette with vertical seams down the front

Trains

Sweep: (also called brush) is the shortest train -usually, the back hem is only a few inches lower than the front hem

Court: slightly longer than the brush, extending approximately 3 feet behind the waist

Chapel Length: generally 1 1/3 yards or 4 feet from the waistline

Cathedral Length Train: generally 2 1/2 yards or 7 1/2 feet from the waistline

Fabrics

Alencon lace: re-embroidered, Chantilly lace

Charmeuse: lightweight, semi-lustrous soft, is satin-like to the touch

Chiffon: Delicate, sheer, and transparent, with a soft finish. Often layered because of its transparency

Crepe: Light, soft, and thin, with a crinkled surface

Duchesse Satin: A lightweight hybrid of silk or polyester and rayon woven into a satin finish

Dupioni: A finish similar to shantung, but with thicker, coarser fibers, and a slight sheen

Georgette: Sheer and lightweight fabric with a crepe surface

Mikado: A brand of blended fibers, usually heavier than 100-percent silk

Organza: Crisp and sheer like chiffon, with a stiffer texture similar, but more flowing than tulle

Satin: heavy and smooth with a high sheen on one side

Shantung: Similar to a raw silk, characterized by its rough/nubby texture

Taffeta: Crisp and smooth, with a slight rib

Tulle: Netting (just like ballerina tutus)

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Examples of designers we carry include Vera Wang, Lian Carlo, Christos and Romona Keveza to name a few.

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