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Our Biggest Sale Yet

As we have our biggest sample sale of the year fast approaching, we thought we would give you some more information on the sale and what to expect from your appointment.

When is the sample sale?

The sample will be running on Friday 27th Jan and Saturday 28th Jan 2023. It will be our biggest sale of the year, dresses will not be priced this low after this weekend.

What dresses will be included?

We will have over 60 of our ex display samples available to purchase off the peg. This means that you will be buying the dress that you will be trying on.

You can save up to 70% off of the recommended retail price. So if you have been looking for a particular dress and want to save some £££, then this sale may be for you. Also if you are short on time and don’t have the opportunity to have a dress made for you then a sample sale is also a great option.

You can see some of the selection of dresses that will be available to purchase on our website on our sample sale page


Appointments and Sizing

Sale appointments are one hour and we take a small booking fee of £15.  This is to secure your appointment, and you will also be given a voucher for the same value.  You can use this against the purchase of a dress or an accessory. Please note the booking fee is non-refundable, unless at least 48 hours’ notice is given if you are unable to make the appointment.

During your appointment you will have exclusive use of the boutique and one of our experienced bridal stylists with help you find the right dresses for you. You can expect to try on between 4-6 dress (or more if you are super speedy)

We suggest that you bring no more than 2 guests. Please make sure that you bring people who you trust and will help you through the decision-making process.


The sizes of our samples range between 10 -16 with the majority being 12 to 14. These are designer sizes and can differ from high street sizing (they come up slightly smaller) however dress can be altered to fit.  The specific sizes for the dresses can be found on the  sample sale section of our website.

We do offer an alterations service for our samples. This is an additional cost on top of the price of the dress, however you are not obliged to use us. You can take the dress away to have it altered elsewhere. Prices for our fitting service can be quoted separately at the point of purchase.

Buying a sample dress 

We keep our samples in very good condition, however sometimes minor repairs may be needed. Each dress is priced accordingly on their condition and/ or age and repairs will be carried out free of charge.

We also offer a specialist dry cleaning service if you would like the dress cleaned before you wear it. Prices for this start from £150 and this can also be quoted for at the time of purchase.

Sample dresses are paid in full on the day of purchase and taken away with you to store until any alterations are required. We are unable to hold dresses during this sale period so if you find ‘the one’ you would need to be position both emotionally and financially to make your decision.

We only have a few appointments left, so if you are thinking of booking don’t wait too long! You can get in touch with us via email at admin@the-bride.co.uk or call us on 01727 848900. 

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