THANKS & GIVING SALE

November 22, 2015 in

We are celebrating ALL Thanksgiving week with our ‘THANKS & GIVING’ SALE! We are so thankful to be a part of your special day in such a special way, so to THANK you for purchasing with us at The Gown Shop, we are GIVING you a fabulous deal…and having a little FUN while doing so!

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Schedule your appointment for TUESDAY-SATURDAY! (Appointment times are limited!)
  2. Come in! Get acquainted with your stylist! Pick from our THANKS & GIVING jar to figure out just what sale opportunity it available for you during your appointment!
    1. 10% OFF YOUR GOWN & ACCESSORY PURCHASES!
    2. 15% OFF YOUR GOWN & ACCESSORY PURCHASES!
    3. 10% OFF YOUR GOWN PURCHASE & 15% OFF YOUR ACCESSORY PURCHASES!
    4. 15% OFF YOUR GOWN PURCHASE % 10% OFF YOUR ACCESSORY PURCHASES!
    5. FREE VEIL WITH GOWN PURCHASE!
    6. FREE SASH WITH GOWN PURCHASE!
    7. FREE JEWELRY ITEMS WITH GOWN PURCHASE!
    8. 10% OFF YOUR GOWN & 15% OFF YOUR BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES!

BOTH LOCATIONS ::: APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED!

REQUEST YOUR APPOINTMENT!

ANN ARBOR: 734.834.GOWN (This location will be closed on Saturday due to the BIG game in Ann Arbor!)

PERRYSBURG: 419.679.GOWN

THANKS & GIVING

NEW LOCATION ::: PERRYSBURG, OHIO

August 28, 2015 in

WE HAVE EXPANDED!!! We have a new location to offer our fabulous designer bridal gowns to lovely new brides ready to say I DO!

Perrysburg, Ohio is my ‘HOME SWEET HOME’! I have had the honor to dress so many gorgeous ladies from the Toledo, Ohio area – so it was my natural progression to provide the same great experience, service and gowns that Ann Arbor has been offered over these 4.5 years to my HOME! We are now OPEN and ready for NORTHWEST OHIO brides to start calling, scheduling, swooning and saying YES TO THE DRESS at The Gown Shop – Perrysburg!

Check out our NEW COLLECTION OF DESIGNERS!!!

If you’re not familiar with Perrysburg or the Toledo area. It is a QUICK trip on US 23 from Ann Arbor. We would love for our brides to check out both locations and shop all the lovely gowns we are now offering!

THE GOWN SHOP PERRYSBURG

MOVING SALE!!!

July 24, 2015 in

We are so excited to be expanding and opening our second location in Perrysburg, Ohio next month! We have some extra gowns and dresses that need to find a lovely new home before our big move! Join us on TUESDAY 7/28 & THURSDAY 7/30 fir our big moving sale!

11am-7pm both days and walk-ins are welcome to take advantage of these fabulous deals!
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ADDITIONAL 10% OFF SAMPLE BRIDAL GOWNS

BRIDESMAIDS SAMPLES : $50
( Donna Morgan, Amsale Bridesmaids, Ivy & Aster)
SOCIAL DRESS SAMPLES : $100-$200
( Kirribilla, Dolly Pearl AND BLISS TULLE)
MOTHERS DRESS SAMPLES : $200
( Siri Dresses)
ACCESSORIES : 50% OFF

Style File: Romantic Bohemian

June 19, 2015 in

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If there’s one thing we know about weddings (and we know plenty!) it’s that bohemian themed nuptials are here to stay–and for good reason. If there’s a wedding style more universally flattering and completely customizable than boho-inspired bashes, then it’s unknown to us! With soft, elegant fabrics, pastel floral arrangements and beading and accessories that sparkle and shine as you make your way down the aisle, bohemian style has never been better. These gowns are elegant in their simplicity, understated without being boring with delicate lace accents, beaded cap sleeves, vintage inspired detailing and delicate ruching. Check out a few of our favorites below!

Ivy and Aster “All My Life”

Ivy and Aster Ally My Life

A beautiful silk gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded cap sleeves, “All My Life” is stunning in its simplicity. It’s minimalist silhouette is intricately detailed, making this beauty like the perfect romance: uncomplicated, comfortable, and effortless.

 

Tara Keely 2500 “Gladys”

TK 2500

A truly stunning creation, the sweeping organza ballgown style and sweet Alencon lace detail give “Gladys” a true fairytale feel, while the deep-v illusion neckline keep the look fresh and modern.

 

Carol Hannah “Downton”

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Float down the aisle in this heavenly creation by designer Carol-Hannah. A figure flattering trumpet silhouette is complimented by a featherlight silver tulle overlay and crystal embellishments, creating a gauzy, watercolor type effect on the bodice. The delicate satin ribbon adds a feminine touch.

 

Astrid and Mercedes “Divine”

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This gorgeously simple gown, made of luminous silk duiponi, is a true show stopper down the aisle. Featuring an open back and fluted skirt than flairs beautifully into a scalloped train, this is a gown that people will be talking about for years to come.

Sara Gabriel Trunk Show: Friday, July 31st–Sunday, August 2nd

June 16, 2015 in

SARA GABRIEL : VEILING, HEADPIECES, SASHES & JEWELRY (ACCESSORIES)

Sara Gabriel offers completely customizable, personalized accessories of impeccable design, made from only the finest materials–think freshwater pearls, glittering Swarovski crystals, and hand sculpted flowers. Each veil is individually cut by a professional milliner, ensuring care and quality, while all hair combs and jewelry are crafted by hand to the highest of standards. For a truly glamorous and unique look, you can’t go wrong with one of Sara’s gorgeous creations.

Trunk Show: Friday, July 31st – Sunday, August 2nd

Sample Sale: What Brides Should Know

June 12, 2015 in

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If you’re in the market for a bridal gown (or follow TGS on Facebook), you’ve probably come across the term “sample sale” once or twice. Though any combination of “bridal” and “sale” is a good thing, what exactly does “sample sale” mean? TGS answers some common questions below.



What Is a “Sample Sale”?

Boutique bridal stores usually only carry one style of gown from a particular designer at a time in a standard size (think 8 or 10) that can easily be pinned and fitted to the majority of figures during the trying-on process. These gowns are often the standard model (i.e. no customized details or color) and are used as a “sampling” of what the designer has to offer (hence where we get the term “sample gown”). A sample sale, then, is a special sale of these types of gowns. The best part? Since the gowns are already made, they’re considerably less than ordering new!

Who Should Shop Sample Sales?

Since sample gowns are essentially sartorial models, they are limited in sizing and design. However, that isn’t to say sample gowns aren’t unique (plenty are). Rather, they cannot be endlessly altered or customized like new gowns. The perfect sample shopper has these qualities:

  • The bride knows exactly what she wants and is able to easily select a gown that meets her requirements without doubt or trying on different styles
  • The bride does not want or require customization in her gown, and is happy to select one as is
  • Brides who have either waited too long to purchase a dress, have a quick engagement, or are having a small ceremony and/or elopement and need a gown quickly
  • Brides who fit into standard sizes (6-10)
  • Brides on a budget

Who Should Avoid Sample Sales?

As wonderful as sample sales are, they cannot cater to every bride. Those who should schedule a bridal appointment are:

  • Brides looking for specific details, colors, or customization for their gown
  • Brides who fit outside standard sizing (< Size 6, > Size 12)
  • Brides with specific requirements or who are looking for unique fits or uncommon styles

How Do Sample Sales Work?

We select a sample gown from our collection and put it on sale in Suite 355. Once there, the gown is immediately available for purchase–no waiting or shipping costs! If you fall in love with a sample gown, an associate will pack your dress and you can take it home with you the very same day.

Can I Order Samples?

Yes and no. A sample gown found in a boutique is sold as is–that means you purchase the gown in the style, color, and size you see on the rack. There is no custom sizing or detailing when you purchase a sample gown, as they are already made. However, if you fall in love with a sample gown, you do have the option of ordering it new and to your specifications from the designer–at a much higher price. Be careful of this, as some sample gowns have been discontinued and are no longer available. Always check with your associate to see if the gown you love is in circulation before attempting to place a new order.

How Much Do Sample Gowns Cost?

Every boutique is different, but at TGS, our sample gowns range in price from $150-$2,500. That means there’s the potential to purchase a $4,000 gown for $2,500–what a steal!

Why Are The Samples On Sale? What’s Wrong With Them?

Nothing! Though some bridal boutiques will offer damaged or discolored gowns in their sample sales, TGS is not one of them. All of our sample gowns are new and current designs and in pristine condition. However, with so many new gowns coming in, we simply can’t fit all of our dresses in one place, and have to swap out some designs to make room for the new. That’s when sample sales happen and gorgeous, on trend gowns go for discount prices. What’s not to love?

What Designers Are Part of Sample Sales?

All sorts! In the past, we’ve had Carol-Hannah, Modern Trousseau, Ivy & Aster and Tara Keely. We regularly add in samples from our complete range of designers, so check back often!

Is A Sample Sale The Same As A Trunk Show?

No. Though both are in-store events, a trunk show is vastly different from a sample sale. A trunk show is when a designer makes an exclusive appearance (along with their entire collection) to a bridal boutique to sell their gowns. Gowns at a trunk show will sell for full retail price (though some designers offer 10% discounts for buying day-of), can be customized, and will not be available immediately to take home. On the other hand, sample sales feature gowns from a wide variety of designers in all sorts of styles and colors, with the added benefit of getting the gown the same day you shop.