You guys, it’s here. The big day has almost arrived. Well, not your big day, per se, but definitely one of the biggest days of the year. What are we talking about, you ask?
The National Bridal Sale is taking place this Saturday, July 15th. The annual event gathers over 850 bridal shops and boutiques nationwide, plus Canada, Mexico and Africa, to offer discounted dresses and accessories. The mission? Dress brides-to-be in their dream gowns at unbelievable prices. Sue Maslowski, creator of the National Bridal Day Sale and owner of Jay West in Haddonfield, says, “In our industry there is an abundance of dresses that are tough to get rid of, which makes this event great. It’s almost like Black Friday for the bridal industry.”
So, that gorgeous gown — you know, the one that basically costs as much as your entire wedding— may be 50 percent off at select stores. Below are the specials being offered at participating Philadelphia-area shops. To view all vendors involved with the one-day sale, check out the official website.
Hundreds of sample gowns will be marked down 50-80 percent off their retail price.
102 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, Pa. | 610-642-3888 | bijoubridal.com
The store will have deep discounts on discontinued bridal gowns, with sales upwards of 50 percent off. The weekend showcase will kick start on Friday and run through Sunday. Racks will be on the newly renovated upstairs showroom. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
900 W. Route 70, Marlton, Nj. | 856-988-8188 | bridal-garden.com
Carolyn Verdi Boutique
There will be a rack of dresses all under $500 with other merchandise 10-30 percent off. The event will kick start at 10am on the 14th and wrap up at 5pm on the 16th.
1746 E. Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk, Pa. | 215-925-2997 | carolynverdi.com
Discontinued dresses and select styles will be 25 percent off. Take an additional 30-50 percent off all sale items! New orders are full price.
1312 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, De. | 302-798-1312 | clairesfashions.net
The Dress Matters
It looks like Santa is coming to Pennsylvania for round two— and the presents rock! The store is holding a Christmas in July event with apple cider and Christmas cookies to boot. There will be a 20 percent discount on dresses and off-the-rack items will be 30-50 percent off.
1024 N. Providence Rd., Media, Pa. | 610-566-5680 | thedressmatters.com
Listen up everyone: this one’s important. The bridal maven behind The National Bridal Day Sale is the owner of Jay West — stop by and say thank you! The store will have dresses on sale for $99, $299, $599 and select gowns 50 percent off. Jay West is prolonging the sale for two weeks and offering 20 percent off regularly priced dresses from July 15th to July 31st. Accessories, such as veils and headpieces, will also be significantly discounted!
151 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, Nj. | 856-795-0424 | jaywestbridal.com
La Belle Mariée Bridal
Sample gowns, including designer dresses, will have price tags as low as $500. Sample accessories on the floor, or those ordered on the 15th, will be 50 percent off.
14 Summit Square, Langhorne, Pa. | 215-860-6400 | labellemarieebridal.com
The Wedding Shoppe
Select gowns will be anywhere from 30-70 percent off.
503 W. Lancaster Ave. Suite 110, Wayne, Pa. | 610-293-1299 | wedding-shoppe.com
The shop will provide 15 percent off new dresses, and 25-50 percent discounts on off-the-rack and discontinued merchandise.
139 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, Pa. | 215-542-9902 | www.ariellebridal.com
Take an additional 20 percent off of on-sale merchandise, which is typically 60-90 percent off already!
575 E. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, Pa. | 717-533-3323 | www.cocoacoutureonline.com
Le Bella Donna
Off-the-rack, discontinued samples will be very discounted with a price tag in the ballpark range of $500 to $1,200.
319 York Rd., Jenkintown, Pa. | 215-690-4018 | www.lebelladonna.com
Suzanne’s Bridal and Formals
Bridesmaids dresses will be available for prices as low as $20 and bridal gowns will start at $99.
205 Buford Ave., Gettysburg, Pa. | 717-334-7701 | www.suzannes-bridal.com
Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor
Take 10 percent off all wedding gowns store wide.
11 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. | 717-713-4628 | www.tamzensbridal.com
The Wedding Factor
Clearance racks will be marked down up to 50 percent off, including designer dresses. There is also a 10-15 percent discount store wide.
125 S. St., Philadelphia, Pa. | 267-861-0409 | www.theweddingfactor.com
Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique
Gowns will start at $359, special occasion dresses at $25 and mother’s dresses begin at $100.
1832 N. Reading Rd., Stevens, Pa. | 717-419-2119 | www.tiffanysbridalboutique.com
Yes to the Dress
50 percent discounts off in-store merchandise.
249 2nd St. Pike, Southampton, Pa. | 215-942-6337 | www.yestothedress.com