The dress. There may not be any other element for a wedding, besides the groom, as important as the dress. This is the one item of clothing which a bride may obsess over, will dream about and will think back on long after the wedding vows have been exchanged and husband and wife have danced the night away.
Finding the perfect dress can stress out a lot of brides. Heading to the large stores, listening to all of the other brides there, listening to the sales associates and trying to have a clear head can be overwhelming. Houston Trunk shows are a great way to have a private viewing and can make planning a Houston wedding feel like planning a princess wedding.
What Are Trunk Shows?
A trunk show is exactly what you think it would be. This is where designers come, with their collection in tow, in trunks. Designers and brides meet, the lucky girls are able to try on designs, which may not be in the local shop yet, and fashion feedback is exchanged. Trunk shows are often held at department stores or bridal boutiques. Houston wedding planners will have the inside scoop on which designers are showing where.
A Princess Experience
Back in the day, trunk shows may have been the way that high-end brides found their dress. Even today, high society does not have to go to a shop, the shop comes to them. Designers and stylists beg to be in front of Kate Middleton or Kate Hudson, helping create a magic moment in the form of a dress. A trunk show is like a private princess experience.
One of the top benefits is that the bride and the designer meet. Many times, there are dresses which you may only like part of. When meeting with the designer, it is possible that the designer will be willing to custom tailor the dress to the girl. Not only are you now able to find the best dress for your Houston wedding, but it is custom.
Additionally, there are many great wedding stylists on hand at trunk shows. If a bride has any worries about hiding certain features or showing off others, the stylist will be able to point her in the right direction. This knowledge helps make a bride look and feel her best for the big day.
Attending a Trunk Show
When planning your Houston wedding, it can be tempting to get everyone involved. When heading to a trunk show, refrain from inviting everyone. Go to the trunk show with only a few select people. You do not want there to be too many opinions flying around. Additionally, keeping this more of an intimate experience allows it to feel more special and allows the designer and bride a better chance to speak.
When You Have Found The One
Trunk shows are not about pushing the sale. However, many of these dresses are for sale. At trunk shows, there is often a special discount, which can be applied when a bride wants to make the purchase on the spot. If you have found the right dress and are 100% certain, ask for the discount and you could get the right dress at the right price, right from the designer.
If you have not found the dress at the trunk show, do not fret. You may have found a great veil or pair of shoes. Take business cards from the designers you like and let the experience sink in. The right dress is out there.
Looking for an event planning company in Houston to lend a helping hand with your upcoming nuptials? At Per Se Events, we truly understand the significance of this important event in your life, and would love to the opportunity to speak to you about how we can help make it truly unforgettable. Contact us for a complimentary consultation!