Still haven't said "yes" to the dress, but have your gown vision and budget nailed down? Perhaps you prolonged the shopping process and learned that it takes 4-6 months for a designer to make your wedding dress? Fret not! Ladies of Lineage has you covered and we are hosting a Summer Sample Sale on July 12th and 13th in our Fort Mill showroom to help you find your dream gown.
Even better, we're combining samples from both our Fort Mill and Charlotte bridal boutiques. We're removing all new inventory and filling our Fort Mill Showroom with $500, $1000, $1500 and $2000 sample sale racks. Find your dream wedding dress amongst a number of incredible bridal designers, Romona Keveza, Sassi Holford, Essense of Australia, Pronovias, Aire Barcelona, Matthew Christopher, Theia and more.
Top 5 Shopping Tips All Bride Need to Know
Photo by the talented Samantha Laffoon
1.) Do Your Research! Perhaps you've shopped around and you already know your silhouette. Maybe you found a designer that speaks to your personality and style. Follow @ladiesoflineage on instagram and watch our IG Stories. Every day leading up to our summer sample sale, Ladies of Lineage will be posting gowns you will find in our sample sale. You may just decide to come early to snag "The One."
2.) Be Ready To Buy! There's no time to tango in a sample sale. If you find your dream dress, the likely hood of it being there the next day is slim to none. Be prepared to find your gown and buy it that day.
3.) Wear The Right Undergarments! This might seem silly but we don't call Saturdays Leopard print Saturdays for no reason. Most wedding gowns are ivory and white, remember to wear nude and seamless undergarments. If you're planning to wear Spanx, consider the silhouette you plan to wear and take it's details into consideration (i.e. you want a low back but your undergarment comes up to your natural waist).
4.) Your Street Size Does Not Equal Your Bridal Size! Unlike ready wear, most bridal gowns start at a size 4. This typically means your bridal size will be a size or two larger than your street size. Our samples range from a bridal size 8-22. Ask for our help. This isn't your standard sample sale, we're happy to help you into your gowns upon availability and are happy to answer any alteration or custom requests.
5.) Choose Your Entourage Carefully! We love our family and friends and of course we want their opinions but you also must remember that on your wedding day, the dress you are wearing represents your personality and style. Too many opinions can sway how you feel in a gown. During our sample sale, only two guests are allowed to join you. Choose your best two opinions, we promise you'll thank us ;-)