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Hey Brides: Two Wedding Gown Sample Sales Coming Up Soon

Photo via The Dress by Nicole
Photo via The Dress by Nicole

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Anyone who has shopped for bridal or watched Say Yes To The Dress knows how difficult it can be find the dress, especially within budget, so we're excited to share the scoop on two upcoming bridal sample sales.

Photo via The Dress by Nicole

For those willing to drive to the suburbs for a deal, The Dress by Nicole in Wheaton is having their 6th annual sample sale September 12th through 21st. Sample bridal, mother of the wedding, bridesmaids, flower girls, and accessories will be 20-80% off with wedding gowns starting at $199. Last year a bride bought a $5,000 dress for $400. The Dress by Nicole has been featured in The Knot's "Best of Weddings" round up year on year, so if you're hoping to check it out, make your appointment today.

September 12th-21st
The Dress by Nicole
131 W. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Appointment only; visit

Photo via Veronica Sheaffer

For the city bride looking for a vintage-inspired gown, Veronica Sheaffer is hosting her first ever sample sale next month, at the border of Wicker Park and Humbolt Park. If you've been lusting after a particular style, there's a good chance it will be on sale. The dresses are true samples used for runways and photo shoots, so sizing will be limited to sizes 2/4. Sheaffer writes on her blog, "Some styles will also work well for a size 6, but unfortunately there's not much more wiggle room. Literally. I'm sorry. Don't be mad."

October 4-5th
2409 W. Hirsch Street, Chicago
Appointment only; email
· The Dress by Nicole [Official Site]
· Veronica Sheaffer [Official Site]

The Dress by Nicole

131 W. Wesley St, Wheaton, IL 60187