Who is The Sample Studio for?

  • Brides looking to spend $300-$800 for their bridal gown // The Sample Studio gowns are older bridal gowns that have been discontinued and now unable to be re-ordered. They are floor samples that have been tried on but kept in great condition.

  • Brides with a wedding date less than 3 months away with a budget of $300-$800

  • Brides who can fit into "sample sizes". Most of our gowns are 10-14, although there are several a few sizes higher and lower.

  • Brides shopping within the months of March-November 30. Bridal will be swapped for Prom during the months of December - March.

  • Brides who can "help themselves" and enjoy it!

  • Prom shoppers looking for the latest and trendiest WOW dresses during the months of December - March.

  • Homecoming shoppers looking for a discontinued bridesmaid dress that can be cut short!

The Sample Studio "Do's and "Dont's"

  • Do stop in anytime on Saturday + Sunday during business hours to shop!

  • Do make an appointment for Brides & Beyond after you've shopped the Sample Studio if you're budget is $1000-$2000+

  • Do have a budget and choose if you're a Sample Studio Bride or a Brides & Beyond Bride - we love both!

  • Do be courteous and aware of the separation and difference of the Brides & Beyond by appointment experience vs. The Sample Studio.

  • Do use the designated exterior entrances for each store.

  • {Please} Don't make an appointment at Brides & Beyond for a Saturday but plan to "shop" for bridal at The Sample Studio before your appointment. Feel free to browse at The Sample Studio first, a few weeks prior, but keep in mind that the dress selection is very different as is the experience and price range.

  • Don't be discouraged if you shop at the Sample Studio and can't find "your dress" but decided you'd like to "increase" your budget and shop over at Brides & Beyond the same day BUT we can't squeeze you in. Our Saturdays are usually filled week after week. Cancellations do happen, so we will try our best to get you a consultant the same day. If we can't, then the following week usually works.


  • Know your wedding gown budget and stick to it. Buying a gown is a major purchase.

  • Choose whether you want your bridal gown shopping to be a memorable experience with close family + friends complete with champagne, a dedicated consultant in a private bridal room at Brides & Beyond. Or, a simple budget friendly off-the-rack experience at The Sample Studio.

  • Sample Studio gown styles are typically a few years old

Brides who purchase from The Sample Studio receive the same discounts on bridesmaids, mothers, flower girls and tuxes as they do at Brides & Beyond!



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