Monday, September 27, 2010

What is a trunk show exactly?

We have several upcoming trunk shows so I thought I’d share some tips with you about trunk shows and how to get the most out of them. If you are not familiar with trunk shows here is the skinny! Most boutiques don’t generally carry the entire collection from a particular designer so they host trunk shows where a larger selection of the collection is available at the boutique for a limited time. Trunk shows also offer customers a chance to see the newest collection of gowns which may not always be available in stores yet. 

To make the most out of our upcoming trunk shows make sure to follow these tips:
  1. Start by browsing the designer’s website to get an idea of which styles are the most appealing to you.
  2. Make sure to notify us of the styles that you are interested in so we can make sure these styles are available at the trunk show.
  3. Trunk shows are by appointment and are very limited so make sure to schedule your appointment early.
  4. Make sure to arrive promptly so you can finish in the allotted time. You don’t want to takeover the next bride’s appointment.
  5. If in the end you can’t make your appointment please make sure to call and cancel. This will allow someone on the waitlist to attend.
  6. Bring along the proper undergarments – strapless bra, spanx, etc.
  7. This is the most important tip to follow! Only bring one or two people with you whom you trust and who know you well. Do not bring along a large entourage. Too many opinions will take the fun out of it and will make the process very difficult.
  8. Most trunk shows offer gowns for sale not available outside of the trunk show so be prepared to purchase a gown, but don’t feel pressured.
Any questions? Make sure to let us know!

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