THE HARROGATE WEDDING LOUNGE
OFF THE PEG SAMPLE SALE
We like to bring our brides a constant collection of brand new dresses all year round and due to the size of our small but perfectly formed boutique, we need to find loving homes for some of our sample gowns on a regular basis.
This year we dedicating an entire boutique to brides looking to find their dream wedding dress at a fraction of the original price or for those in need of the perfect dress without the typical 6-12 months lead time. We have gowns to purchase off the peg from £399 – £1800 with most gowns having at least 50% off the RRP.
an off the peg option is not for everyone so we have answered a few questions below which should help you determine which experience is right for you. We would be delighted to book you a normal appointment if preferred
We look forward to meeting you soon!
SAMPLE SALES – ARE THEY FOR YOU?
WHAT TO EXPECT…
We have an amazing selection of dresses in the sample sale from designers such as Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Suzanne Neville, Jenny Packham, Caroline Castigliano, Rembo Styling, Marylise and more!!
You can see a small collection of our sale gowns on our dedicated Instagram page @harrogate_bridal_outlet All of the dresses going into our sale are sample gowns, this means that they have been tried on by brides-to-be. The condition of our sample dresses varies, some are new collection dresses that are in excellent condition and others have been well-loved and tried on.
A selection of the sample sale dresses are discontinued gowns however many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutique! All sample gowns are priced to reflect their age and condition.
At The Harrogate Wedding Lounge our sample sizes are between an 8-18 but please note that majority of our sale sample dresses are between a size 10-14.
Typically bridal sample sizes are small (around 1 size smaller than the high street) as a general rule but this is not a definate science.
If you have any enquires in regards to the sizes of our samples or wish to know which styles may be available in your dress sizes then please dont hesitate to get in contact with a member of our team.
Take a look on our website and social media pages to gain a good insight into what types of dresses you are likely to find at the sample sale.
Study the designers that we stock and make notes of any particular styles or dresses that are standing out. We advise brides to have tried dresses on prior to attending a sale event and to have a clear understanding of what it is they are looking for in their dream dress.
As sample sales are very quick events and in very high demand, they are for brides who are ready to find their perfect dress at an amazing price.
WHO AND WHAT TO BRING ALONG
We advise that you bring along to your appointment the one person who wish to be there when you make that big decision, whether this is mum, relative or your maid of honour! We wouldn’t want you to miss out on your dress or make a decision without them.
Sample sale’s are extremely busy and space may be limited so be do ask that you only bring up to 2 people to your appointment.
If you have a fuller bust, a strapless bra can also handy for trying the dresses on, as well as nude or light coloured underwear.
We know its importaint to feel confident when chosing your gown but please wear makeup sparingly and to keep our gowns in top notch condition please dont wear fake tan to your appointment.
THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS
Our sale appointments still last the full 90 mins, During this time you will be with your own bridal stylist in your own room. We reccommend you come with an idea of style and shape so our bridal stylists can help you make the right choices of gowns and give you the very best personalised advise and service.
While the boutique is very busy during a sample sale we are passionate about still giving every bride the attentive and bespoke service we are known for.
Alterations are not included in the price of your dress but we have a few excellent local seamstresses that we are happy to reccommend that will fit your gown perfectly. You will be provided with their details the end of your appointment.
If you are not local to Harrogate we will do our best to utalise out network to give you some options of other seamstresses or boutiques.
OUR BEST ADVICE
Bring the people you want with you to share this special moment of choosing your gown but no more than 2 guests.
Have an Idea of what you are looking for before the appointment to maximise your time.
Come with the means to purchase your gown. Dresses need to be paid in full and taken away with you on the day.