Find the dress, pair some maids with it, grab some super great heels with all of the extra cash you saved, and there you have it.....instant chic, savvy, designer bride!! :)
When purchasing a gown from the rack, there are certain things that you will need to prepare for:
--You will be taking the gown with you. Be prepared to store it until your first fitting.
Our staff will carefully enclose your precious gown in plastic as well as an opaque garment bag to prevent damage, and the occasional nosy fiance. ;)
--Inspect the fit.
Just as in any piece of couture clothing- it is always easier to take a dress in rather than let it out. This is especially beneficial with samples. Any damage that might occur will usually be at the zipper and hem, which can be easily taken in and removed with a gown that needs to be sized down.
--You will need a qualified seamstress recommendation.
Our staff will give you a list of recommended and highly qualified seamstresses as well as choose one that fits your particular gown, timing and location needs.
--These gowns cannot be put on hold.
With the high demand of these designer gowns, it is only fair that the gown be on the floor at all times, until it has found its' proper home. If you love it--buy it.
--Make the dress your own.
Simple additions such as straps, lace sleeves, or even key whole backs will create a whole new look, and make the dress as individual as the bride wearing it.
This can be tricky. Many bridal salons will have different opinions on this, and here is mine: Highly consider waiting to determine if the dress truly needs to be cleaned until after your fitting appointments. Many imperfections can be eliminated in the sewing process, or by spot treatments. Cleaning an entire gown requires many chemicals which can change the integrity of a silk gown. This is not true in all cases, and there are qualified cleaners that can do a beautiful job; however, why take the risk if it is not completely necessary?
--Ask your consultant for help.
There are many salons that will suggest that brides looking at sample sale gowns do not need the assistance of a consultant. Not Serendipity. Our consultants are highly knowledgable in each and every designer, gown and fabric that we carry. There are many factors that go into the purchase of a gown from the floor, and we take great pleasure in pairing the right gown with the right bride. A huge reason that we do not encourage brides to dress alone is so the gowns can stay in the best condition possible.
Here are just a few of the gowns that are included in this amazing sale: