What is a Trunk Show?
A trunk show is a special event in which a bridal salon features a particular designer’s collection. The bride has a unique opportunity to view and try on wedding dresses straight off the runway before they are available in stores as well as styles from previous seasons. A trunk show is a special event not to be missed and offers brides a very exclusive and fun experience along with many benefits!
Why Attend a Trunk Show?
If you find yourself liking multiple styles from the same designer a trunk show is a wonderful opportunity to narrow down your search with many benefits that come along with it. Most likely some of the dresses you’ve been eying on the Internet or in magazines will be from the designer’s new collection, so a trunk show would be your chance to see them first and try them on! Some designers will also send dresses that are only available during a trunk show and not in stores, giving you the opportunity to choose and try on gowns that are a bit more exclusive and not available to everyone. Oftentimes designers and representatives from the company are at a bridal trunk show to offer their expert knowledge and answer any questions you may have about a style or custom changes. Some designers will even offer a pattern change for free or half off at the time of the trunk show. If the designer is in attendance at their trunk show, it is a very wonderful experience to meet with them, snap a photo or even receive a custom sketch (depending on the designer.)
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