So this is one post I have been meaning to do for forever! For me 'trunk show' is another exciting event for a bridal boutique but it's not too often that you lovely Brides really know what myself and other stores are talking about - so here is the low down and why I think you should definitley go check out the trunk show page on our website!
At Flamingo Boulevard we stock some amazing designers and even more amazing dresses BUT as much as we would love to buy every single dress we fall in love with from all the incredible designers out there, that is simply not possible (it would mean a lot of dresses as I kinda love them all!). So when we have the chance of working with designers who either already hang on our rails or ones that we lust over (and know that you will too), we want to bring you their gorgeous dresses at Flamingo Boulevard. Now I guess what youre thinking is 'well isnt this what you do already? Don't you work with designers to bring dresses to Flamingo Boulevard? Isnt this what a bridal boutique is?' Well, yes! But with a trunk show there comes a catch..
A 'trunk show' basically means limited time only. This can be a weekend, a week or two and maybe even a month and then thats it! Gone forever!! (sounds way more dramatic than it really is!) But really that is the description of a trunk show. So why do we do them? and why do we think it is a good idea?
(RASBERY PAVLOVA TRUNK SHOW COMING AUGUST)
New designers and new ideas are always popping up - whether it's a newbie taking the plunge into this crazy industry, a designer who is based in only one area of the country or even a designer who is not yet in the UK. We think every Bride should get the chance to try on a dress if she falls in love with it, no matter where that designer is located or whether they are even accessible where the bride is. We also love working with amazingly talented people and getting the opportunity to show off their work so its a win-win situation!
We hand pick which designers we work with to bring you these trunk shows because we very much believe in our statement, "Inspired by the fear of being average" and want to bring you the very best dresses that just aren't average, traditional gowns and some of the designers we do get to work with are pretty incredible! I bet you're asking "Well if they are that amazing why don't they stock them all the time?" That question goes through my head everytime I have to send back gowns...
What I love about a trunk show is just how exclusive a brand and dress can be! Although some of the designers are not household names this makes them just that little more special - you know there are going to be few - if any - Brides in the UK (and sometimes even Europe) rocking the dress you say "I do" too - can't argue with that now can we!
(CAROLINE ATELIER TRUNK SHOW COMING APRIL 10TH)
So there you go, that is your trunk show low down! Next time you see a gorgeous dress and the word 'trunk show' is attached be quick and make your appointment before you miss what may be your only chance to try it on! If that's not the one then I'm sure we can help you find the perfect dress that is.
Now go check out our trunk show page quick...
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