“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” So goes the saying for weddings. But no, trunk shows are not about digging for old and musty wedding dresses in your grandma’s trunk, no matter how budget-friendly and family-friendly that can be.
What are Trunk Shows?
Trunk shows are actually events where the designer’s house brings the entire collection to one venue in trunks, what else! Often, the wedding dresses brought over are not yet available at the boutiques, which give you a heads up on the latest scrumptious bridal paraphernalia your favorite designer will offer.
An added advantage of trunk shows is that there are fashion experts available for personal consultations, which is usually part of the service. You will be assisted in choosing the best wedding dress from their collection for your skin tone, body type, theme, season and preference, if you desire.
Think of trunk shows as being a princess in the run-up to becoming the queen on your wedding. Not bad for a trade-off from digging up archaic bridal dresses from a century ago!
Tips for Trunk Shows
To get the most out of trunk shows featuring wedding dresses, you can keep these tips in mind.
First, you can use the power of the Internet, magazines and catalogues to browse through the wedding dress styles. This is an important first step because you have to make the most of the time you have with the design team by homing in on what you want instead of dilly-dallying between styles. Also, you can determine which designer you will patronize with the budget in consideration.
Second, always be on the lookout for trunk shows. (Very important to the topic at hand) You should tap into websites and your social network that can help you contact designers for the schedule of their trunk shows. (Tip: Most trunk shows happen during the months from January to March)
Third, once you find the trunk shows of your choice, reserve a slot immediately. Otherwise, you are liable to let go of “The One Wedding Dress”. And keep the appointment as much as possible.
Fourth, present your initial ideas for wedding dresses to the designers and fashion experts. This way, you have a mutual ground on which to work on instead of fishing for ideas right then and there.
Fifth, do not give in to impulse buying. Just because that strapless dress looked heavenly on the hanger does not necessarily mean that you will look like a sexy angel in it. Discuss and analyze your choices carefully; fit everything if you have to before choosing on one wedding dress.
Sixth, be prepared to buy on site. With the show discounts available, you can save on your designer wedding dress. Not bad for a few hours’ work.
Seventh, look into the other bridal paraphernalia available aside from the wedding dresses, such as bridesmaid dresses and wedding shoes. This way, you can even coordinate the whole theme of the wedding.
Ultimately, the trunk shows you worked so hard to get into will be well worth the trouble when you find the most perfect wedding dress for you. Or better yet, two wedding dresses – one for the ceremony and one for the reception.