If you’re in the middle of or just beginning the wedding planning process, you know that it is a pricey affair. There are so many expenses to factor into the big day, and if you’re the bride, you know that the wedding dress is one of the biggest price tags of all. But if you’re ready to say yes to a dress for your big day, you can find one fairly easily without pushing your budget over the limit. There are plenty of beautiful styles out there for a fraction of the price – you just have to do a little searching. Your best bet is to check out the sample sales.

 A sample sale is an event where designer dresses are significantly marked down. They are usually discontinued styles from the previous season and were not sold. These dresses aren’t consignment and are as good as new. They are usually in sizes 10-12, and with the money you will save by buying a sample dress, alterations will not be a deal-breaker. What’s not to love? 

 For example, in Tampa, FL (and St. Pete), CC’s Boutique Bridal Sample Sale features dresses that are 50-85% off retail price. They have a large selection and provide brides a chance to scoop up their dream dress that would have otherwise been out of their price range. They provide a high-quality shopping experience and make sure you leave with what you set your heart on.