By Susan Sorbello

You may see announcements about bridal salons having sample sales all the time, but why should you make the effort to  go?  Susan, owner of Sealed With a Kiss bridal salon here in Short Pump, has more than a few reasons that YOU should hit up the next sample sale!

Say Yes for Less

Sample sales are a great opportunity to find high-quality designer gowns at a discounted rate.  Even if your wedding isn’t for another year or more, don’t wait for someone to steal your deal!  You may find the dress of your dreams, and if it means you can put extra money into your honeymoon budget, then why not?!

Marylee Lee Marmer Event Planning Photos_0005

Buy One of a Kind

Sample sales often include all types of gowns, but if you’re looking for something very individualistic and unique, you may find it as a designer’s sample.


Don’t Wait for Your Dress to Arrive

Most brides don’t realize how long a dress actually takes to produce.  If you’re the type of bride who can’t fathom waiting that long, or you’re planning a quick wedding and need a beautiful dress in a short amount of  time, this can be the perfect opportunity for you to find the gown of your dreams.  You can see exactly what you are getting and leave with it!

Start Alterations Early

If you don’t have time to order, buying a sample is to your advantage as you can get a head-start with your fittings.  Depending on the time of year, alterations can take several months, but no worries — we can fit your sample straight away!

Susan Sorbello is a gown designer and owner of Sealed With A Kiss.  To learn more about Sealed With A Kiss, please visit or call  804-393-2041 to reach the Short Pump location.

Looking for a sample sale now? Sealed With A Kiss is currently having their summer sample sale that will include all kinds of styles and sizes! The sale ends Tuesday, June 30th, so call to book your appointment today!