5 Sample Sale Mistakes Every Bride Makes

Nov 2, 2020

Our Black Friday sale is coming up soon! Have you booked your appointment yet? Today, we’re going through the top mistakes that every bride makes at a bridal sample sale.


What better way to start off the holiday season than by finding an amazing deal on your wedding dress?! We are so excited for our annual Black Friday Clearance Event here at K&B Bridals. This year’s sale is from November 20-29! All in-stock bridal gowns will be up to 75% off when you take your dress home with you the same day! During the sale, you will get to work with a personal bridal stylist who will know exactly what dresses will be perfect for you. You will still receive the amazing K&B appointment experience that all of our brides have! Additional discounts during the sale include:

  • $25, $50, and $75 veils
  • $39.99 formalwear dress section
  • A FREE Pearl Package (cleaning/preservation) + FREE shipping on special order gowns

Does this all sound like something that you want to be a part of?! Book your appointment TODAY by clicking here or calling us at (410) 838-1135. Spots are almost gone, so don’t want to reserve your spot!


If you are attending a sample sale, or think that you want to in the near future, here are five sample sale mistakes that every bride makes! Hopefully, this list can keep you from making some of these mistakes.

1. Not bringing guests

We highly encourage our brides to bring at least one guest with you to your bridal appointment! Finding your dress is such a special moment in your wedding planning experience. You should spend it with the ones who are closest to you! While we don’t suggest bringing too many guests, it’s great to bring along two or three. Click here to find out who we most suggest to bring with you!

2. Trying too many options

Another common sample sale mistake is when a bride tries on too many dresses. While we encourage you to try on as many dresses as you’d like to, we find that brides who try on too many end up overwhelmed and confused! It can be challenging to narrow down 15+ dresses to just one. And if you’re someone who loves everything that you try on, it makes the choice even harder! Once you try on one of each style dress, start only trying on the styles that are your favorites. It will be easier to narrow down your decision from there!

3. Walking away from a one-of-a-kind dress

If you find yourself falling in love with a one-of-a-kind dress, don’t walk away from it! There’s a reason why you’re drawn to that dress over others. If you walk away from it now, you may not be able to find it later! This is especially true with dresses that are exclusive to the bridal shop. For example, we have our own private label collection here at K&B, Main Street Bridal. Some of these dresses are included in our Black Friday sale! If a bride walks away from one of these dresses during the sale, it will sell to someone else, and she won’t be able to find it elsewhere. Keep this in mind as you’re shopping!

4. Not saying yes to “the one”

Similar to our previous point, a huge mistake to make during a sample sale is to not say yes to “the one.” If you know that this dress is your dress, don’t sleep on it! Even if you come back the next day to purchase, it could be gone. Dresses at a sample sale are never guaranteed until you say yes and purchase it. You don’t want to risk another bride purchasing the dress! And because some of these dresses are discontinued, you never know if you’ll be able to find it somewhere else.

5. Being unprepared

Finally, we suggest that you come to a bridal sample sale prepared. What exactly does this mean? For starters, as we’ve already mentioned… be prepared to say yes! If you come to a sample sale just to browse, you might end up finding “the one.” And, again, if you walk away… the dress could be gone when you come back! We get it. If you just got engaged, you may come to a bridal sample sale just to browse to try and get a feel for styles that you might like. And there’s not necessarily anything wrong with that! But, come prepared to say “yes” just in case! This is also the reason that we suggest bringing guests with you. You don’t want them to miss that special moment! P.S.: to be extra prepared for the sale, check out our Instagram stories! Each day leading up to the sale, we are posting a dress that will be available during the sale. This will give you the chance to see some that you might want to try on during your appointment! Does a sample sale sound like something that you’re interested in? Check out our Black Friday sale, coming up November 20 – 29, 2020! We will have gowns up to 75% off. Spots are almost gone! Give us a call at (410) 838-1135 or click here to book your appointment. Featured Image Photo by Alyssa Hurley on Unsplash