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Sale events at Aliya Rose can be super fun, but they can also be busy and a little hectic, so it can be a good idea to come prepared for what to expect. Here's some advice and FAQs....
What items will be in the sale?
We will have sample bridal gowns, all with at least 50% off, and some reduced right down to £99. Some have been cleaned and reconditioned if necessary as well. Some are discontinued styles, others are simply being sold to make way for new collections arriving soon.
We will also have one-off bridesmaid/party/evening dresses from a miniscule £25. These are well worth a look even if you already have everything you need for your wedding - they make fantastic Christmas party frocks, or guest dresses for friends' weddings, or something special to wear on your hen night!
AND we'll have a selection of beautiful accessories from just £5 - not just bridal either - some make great pressies or bridesmaid gifts.
Will the full price gowns from the main collection be available to try on?
In a word, no. These will be removed from the shop for the event to make sure that we have plenty of space for our sale and for people to try things on. If you want to try dresses from the main collection we suggest you make an appointment for a different time!
Will there be bridesmaid dresses in the sale?
Yes, but only one of each style, so if you need more than one of the same dress, then you'll need to come and see our main full price collection and order from those I'm afraid. Don't be afraid to bring your girls along for some girly shopping anyway though - remember that we will have party frocks and occasion dresses as well as super-sparkly accessories!
What sizes will you have?
We will have a variety of sizes in the sale, and the only way to know exactly what will be available in your size is to come in and see! Bridal sizes can be different from high street sizes so if you want advice on which sizes to look at when you get there, we will be on hand to help you.
What if I like a dress that someone else is trying on?
Dresses will be sold on a first come, first served basis. If you like a dress someone else has on, make a note of it and as long as that person hasn't bought it first, you'll get to try it on too! We try to make sure all the dresses stay on the rails unless they are being tried on, so you should get to see everything that is available. We simply ask you not to fight over dresses (anyone remember that episode of 'Friends' at the bridal sale?' :)
We are quite organised with these events, and we will ask you to note down any dresses you would like to try rather than you having to grab them all off the rail and take them with you to the changing room. If you have ever heard of The Running of the Brides in Boston, you'll know the chaos we are trying to avoid!!
Will you hold a dress for me?
Unfortunately we can't do this. The only way we can make a dress unavailable to anyone else is if you buy it! It will definitely help if you come in a decisive frame of mind and ready to buy!
I've seen a dress on your website/facebook page that I love, how do I know if it's going to be in the sale?
If you have any questions about specific dresses, please feel free to get in touch with the team, either on the phone (01334 655303), by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our facebook page. It might help if you have your measurements to hand so we can check whether the size we have might be suitable.
What should I bring with me?
You might want to bring someone else for a second opinion if that's going to help you decide which dress to go for, and if you have a strapless bra that might be helpful to bring (but is not compulsory!)
But first and foremost, bring your wallet! All our sale items are priced to go, and we expect them to do just that! So don't miss out on the perfect dress at an incredible price. Come prepared to buy on the night - and you could end up with a fab dress for a fab price (and more money in the budget to spend elsewhere... the honeymoon perhaps?)
Does that mean I'll be put under pressure to buy?
Absolutely NOT! We still don't do pressure sales, even at sale events. You'll have help from a member of staff while you are trying on, who might be able to suggest a different dress for you if the ones you picked haven't worked for you, and will be able to offer lots of advice, but they absolutely won't guilt-trip you into buying! However it is very important to bear in mind that the dress you are trying on may not be available at all after the sale event is finished. Even if a dress doesn't sell there and then, we can't necessarily keep it in store.
I'm not ready to buy now, I'm just looking for ideas.
If you're after 'the full experience' of dress shopping in a quiet, relaxed, private appointment with a cup of coffee , with the full range of current collection dresses available to you, then a sale event might not be for you. There is no point in coming along on a sale night if you have no intention of buying yet, because the dresses you are trying on may well not be available AT ALL after the sale event. However, if you think there's a chance you might find something, please feel free to come anyway! Even if you don't find your dream wedding dress at a fraction of its original price, you might find a party dress or jewellery set that is just right for another occasion!
We can't wait to see you there!