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When buying a sample wedding dress makes sense

So you and the love of your life are going to tie the knot, and neither of you wants to wait over a year to make it official, or maybe you want to keep it simple and budget-friendly because you’re in the process of buying your first home.

Or perhaps you’re looking for a reception dress and have a smaller budget for this purchase.

Whatever the reason for needing to find a gown in a hurry or keep your finances in check, buying a brand-new designer sample gown might just be the ticket to wearing your dream dress, no matter what your circumstances.

There are a variety of ways to look for sample wedding gowns. Many online shops offer quality designer bridal gowns for sale at discounted prices, but because these dresses have been discontinued, there is almost no way to try them on locally before buying online, let alone check over the dress for wear and tear.

At Aleana’s Bridal, we offer sample wedding gowns at 50% off (or more). From the moment we buy a sample for our shop, our gowns are always kept in plastic garment bags to keep them clean and in excellent condition. We have sample gowns available from Pronovias, Rosa Clara, David Tutera, Allure, Jasmine Couture and more.

Maybe you’re looking for something boho chic for your rustic wedding, or perhaps you are thinking on a grander scale — a fairy tale ball gown for your big day. We have a large selection of styles, from sleek sheaths and fit ‘n flares to full A-lines and ballgowns.

So all you New York and New Jersey brides out there searching for your perfect wedding dress at a fabulous price, you can find your beautiful bridal gown in northern New Jersey at Aleana’s Bridal in Paramus, the heart of Bergen County. Our Cash & Carry gowns means you can take home your dream dress the day you try it on, and no one will be the wiser that your top quality designer gown was bought at a bargain price.

Your Very First Wedding Dress Shopping

Here are a few things you must keep in mind before you come to try on or search for your very first wedding dress at Aleana’s Bridal.

  1. Make an appointment: The wedding industry is a super busy one. Bridal salons are always completely booked for the day; especially weekends. For us to give you all our attention and time, call us well in advance to let us know when you would like to come in. You could also book an appointment online through our website. Your appointment will be confirmed after we’ve contacted you back.
  2. Have an idea of what you would love to see and try on: Have an idea of what your wedding theme and venue would be like. That way you’ll be well aware if you should be looking for a dress appropriate for a relaxed beach fete rather than one that would fit right in at a classic ballroom affair.
  3. Do wear appropriate undergarments: Although we have bras and shoes that you can wear while trying on your gown, it’s always best to bring a strapless bra and shoes (approximately the same as what you intend on wearing for your big day) with you.
  4. Your budget: Be prepared to discuss your price budget with our sales person. This will allow her to bring you dresses that are in your price range.
  5. Have an open mind: Most of the brides come in for something they are looking for in particular, but end up purchasing a different style that suits them more. The dress you never thought you would like may be the one that is exactly right for you.
  6. Give enough time: If you want to spend more time trying on dresses and talking with one of our sales person, a weekday appointment would be ideal. Once you’ve selected the dress you said yes to, we will let you come in few days/weeks from that day for your alterations.

This article brought to you by Aleana’s Bridal, Paramus, New Jersey

Customize your Wedding Dress

Here at Aleana’s Bridal, we have over 300 wedding dresses. We get new styles in every season, so you’ll always be sure to find something fashionable in stock. Some of our dresses are simple and perfect for your destination wedding. Some gowns go all out with sparkle and bling and others fall in between. From classic a-line to the biggest ball gown you can imagine, we’ve got it all.  

Mon Cheri

Mon Cheri

Pronovias

But, what if you still can’t find the one? What if you have found your perfect style, but nothing feels quite right? Well, you do have a few other options. One is that you could purchase a bridal dress and get it customized. You could add some extra bling or create your own belt. You could also get layers removed or added if the dress is too poofy or not poofy enough. If you wanted sleeves or straps but your dress doesn’t have any, you could get that customized as well. The options are pretty much endless.  

Photo by Alan Wen

Still, after talking about customization on an already made bridal dress, what if you’re still not convinced? Then you might want to consider getting a completely custom dress made. This isn’t an option for everyone, but it may be perfect for you. For some, this might be a bit scary because you don’t quite know what the end product will be, but you shouldn’t be scared if you trust your designer. At Aleana’s Bridal, every custom dress we make is overseen step by step by Lana. You also oversee every step, so you can customize every step of the way and if something doesn’t feel quite right, you’re there to figure out what to do next! 

If creating a custom gown is what you’re looking for on your wedding day, stop by Aleana’s Bridal! We’re more than happy to help you make the dress of your dreams.