Say Yes To The Sample Dress

With our Semi- Annual Sample Sale right around the corner (Friday June 7th to be exact) , we thought it was the perfect opportunity to explain exactly how our Sample Sales work, what you should expect from your appointment and answer our most common questions. Hopefully this blog post will be helpful to all interested in the Sample Sale!

What is a sample sale?

A sample sale is when bridal boutiques sell their gowns that brides try on in the store, with often very large discounts. It doesn’t mean they are all very small, ‘sample sizes’, in fact, there are often a wide range of sizes available. While there may be some minor marks or damage to the gowns, BoLee Bridal Couture does look after our samples, so most dress will be in great condition.

Sample sales are especially beneficial for brides in a time crunch or with a short engagement since you're buying straight from the rack. Because so many other brides want to pounce on these gown bargains, be prepared to act fast if you find a gown you love.

What sizes are the sample dresses?

Sizes can range from Size 4 up to Size 28. Many of our dresses are Size 10/12, but keep in mind all gowns are designed to be altered to smaller sizes. For example, if you measure a size 12 in the hip, but measure a 8 in bust, the larger size is always recommended and then altered to fit the smaller body areas. We will never put you in a gown that can’t be altered to your size.

Will I need alterations?

Depending on how the dress fits you, you may need alterations for your perfect fit. For all dresses (including sample dresses) BoLee Bridal does not offer alterations. However; we’ll be happy to provide a list of recommended seamstresses in the Bay area.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, if you are looking to try on any wedding dresses we require our brides to make an appointment. Since fitting rooms are limited, we would like to ensure that each bride has their own fitting room, seating area and consultant. Although each bride will be making an appointment, it is important to note that there will be no consultation. Each bride will have an hour to try on as many sample dresses as they like and will have a stylist available to help zip you into the dresses and answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment you can contact us at our email, call us at 408.774.9242 or fill out an appointment request form at

If you have any other questions that were not answered or simply wanted to make an appointment please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you at first ever Semi-Annual Sample Sale!


Erika & the BoLee Bridal Couture Team

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