A short while ago I caught up with Sarah from WeddingDressSampleSale.com to have a chat and drool over some gorgeous wedding dresses. As you all know, I’m a little obsessed with wedding dress shopping – its my most favourite part to planning weddings !
Here’s my five minutes with her…
1. What’s that you do?
Sarah: I’m either helping our boutiques and newly weds create affordable dress listings on WeddingDressSampleSale.com…or I’m talking with brides on social media and helping them discover the perfect designer dress that fits their budget.
During wedding fair season you may find me at a Chosen Wedding Fair or Vintage Wedding Fayre. Those are the days when I’m up at 6am, putting together racks of dresses and cursing my iZettle (online payment device – the wifi always goes down when you get a sale!).
Whatever I’m doing, I get to look at stunning wedding dresses day in and day!
2. What’s your number one style tip?
Sarah: Be comfortable. Be yourself. Buy quality over quantity.
3. What’s the best thing about what you do?
Sarah: Looking at beautiful dresses, chatting to excited brides and hanging out with wedding industry friends. Our conferences are something else – the cakes alone are incredible!
4. What’s the toughest part of your work?
Sarah: Keeping out the counterfeiters. I regularly say no to people wanting to advertise poor quality counterfeit dresses via our website. They can be very persistent which is tedious. For this reason, we started a Quality Mark badge for genuine sample sellers to display on their websites.
5. Most proud career moment to date?
Sarah: I’m proudest of the lovely feedback I’ve had from both brides and boutiques. There are so many brides on tight budgets who fret that they won’t be able to find the dress of their dreams. Knowing that I help to connect them with that perfect affordable dress is a great feeling.
6. What is next in the pipeline for WeddingDressSampleSale.com
Sarah: Right now, we’re looking to expand WeddingDressSampleSale.com to the USA. There’s no reason why we can’t include Canada, New Zealand and Australia too.
7. How Brides can find you?
Thanks so much to Sarah and her team for taking five minutes out of their busy schedules to share with us ! And if you ever need any help looking at wedding dresses my arm could be twisted 🙂