How to Sample!

 Whether it’s a quick engagement or finding the deal of a century on a designer gown, buying a sample wedding gown can sometimes be the right answer to your gown needs! But even for the most experienced shoppers, this can be quite the task! While shopping for a sample gown, there are a few things to consider, so let Ultimate Bride be your guide to finding your dream gown at a dream price!

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Since bridal sizing runs small, make sure to take that into consideration when looking at the size of the sample gown. Since most samples (not all) are an 8 or 10, its safe to say those are most comparable to a 6 and 8 in everyday clothing. Note: Every designer differs a bit in sizing, so make sure to try them on!


Tall gals, you are in luck! Most samples are constructed  long, so if you are 5’7 and planning to wear a 2-3 inch heeled shoe, a sample gown should be suitable for you! If you are taller than 5’7 and planning to wear a sample gown, you could always consider wearing a gorgeous flat shoe! Brides who are shorter than 5’7, you have heel options, as the gown will most likely need to have the hem shortened!


The price of the sample gown is at the discretion of the bridal salon. Each salon will determine what the sample will cost based on the retail value of the gown, the condition it is in and what season it is from. Discounts range and can be anywhere from 20% to 60% off. Each store differs in their process so it’s best to go in with an open mind!

Happy shopping ladies!

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Being engaged is such an exhilarating time, and sometimes the busiest time! Between fittings, vendor appointments and wedding planning, it’s easy to forget about one important factor, YOU! Let us guide you to a healthy way to enjoy your engagement and look your best on the big day!


  • It is not only important to stay well nourished but to choose the right foods! Always keep a healthy snack in your purse such as a granola bar, some almonds or even an apple when you are going about your day!
  • Getting creative with your recipes is also a fun way to bond with your fiance and practice being husband and wife! We love for healthy recipes that are easy to make!
  • Saturday morning trips to the grocery store or a farmers market is also a fun activity to do with your significant other! What’s better than fresh fruits and vegetables picked by your loved one!






Staying Active:

  • Wedding planning can often times become stressful, and what better way to release some of that stress than a long walk with your fiance!
  • Trying a new activity like a new yoga class with your bridesmaids could also be a great way to get some quality time with the girls while getting some great exercise!