Here’s your chance to capture a couture wedding dress at a great price – the sample sale at Caroline Castigliano means fabulous savings of up to 70 per cent
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]eading international couturier Caroline Castigliano is going to make brides’ dreams come true over the next week, with a sample sale of display, prototype, catwalk and past season gowns. With prices ranging from £900 to £2,500, these are bargains not to be missed.
All wedding dresses in the sample sale are in excellent condition, so it’s a great opportunity to buy the designer dress of your dreams. Visits are strictly by appointment, so you need to book ahead.
There will only be one sample of each wedding gown so early bookings are advisable. Gowns come in a range of sizes equivalent to high-street sizes 8 to 12. An alterations package is available to buy on the day.
The team at Caroline Castigliano recommend that you bring someone with you whose opinion you value. They do ask brides to stick to a maximum of two guests – any more is a crowd at sample-sale time. They also suggest that you try on a selection of dresses before coming to this sale – the event is for brides who have a clear idea of the kind of looks they like.
As with all sample sales, Absolutely Weddings’ advice is to only go if you are confident that you have a good idea of the look you are after. Check out the designer’s style via their website so that you know what to expect. It can also help to write down the names of dresses that you like – even if these models are not in the sale, this will enable the stylists to get a better idea of your taste.
Our final advice is to go prepared wearing neutral (ideally nude} underwear. Be ready to make a decision then and there so that you don’t miss that once-in-a-lifetime find. Sample sales are definitely not for the indecisive bride. Good luck and we hope you find ‘the one’.
Caroline Castigliano is at 154 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HX. This sample sale takes place between Monday 11th July and Saturday 16th July and is strictly by appointment only. To book your appointment, call 020 7590 9120. carolinecastigliano.com