April 26, 2024 2 min read


For those brides who are in a rush to find the perfect dress, who are on a tighter budget or who need to find the right accessories to complete their bridal look, this one's for you!
A Few Quick Notes:
1. Sample Gowns will be an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF
2. All Bridal Accessories will be 30% OFF
3. 30 Minute Appointment Slots
4. Bride + 1 Guest
What is a Sample? 
Gowns available for purchase are those that have been used as in-store samples that are in great condition but offered at a heavily discounted price (30-70% off). Some of the gowns we're selling this year, still have tags on them! They are perfect for brides on a budget or with quickly approaching spring weddings who are ready to say yes! 
The sale will be by appointment only because even with the excitement of a sale, we want your experience to be special and effortless. During this time you will have 30 mins to try on your favourite sample gowns. Historically gowns are sold very quickly so we advise our brides to come ready to make a decision. We also recommend this not be your first bridal experience due to the fast paced nature of a sample sale. Each bride may bring a maximum of one guest to help them shop.

How Alterations Work:
Thanks to our talented local seamstresses and cleaners, purchasing a sample gown can be stress-free. Altering a dress to your specific measurements and fixing minor flaws is a simple repair and oftentimes a hem is all you need to brighten up any bottom discolouration. To assure that ‘like new’ condition we always suggest keeping an approximate $400 -$700 alteration budget in mind. This approximate budget is recommended for both sample and brand new gowns as alterations are always required no matter the condition and closeness of fit.  
If a gown is too big it can always be taken in for a perfect fit. Most dresses can also be slightly taken out if it is a bit tight through a seam allowance. The majority of our sample gowns range from a size 6 - 14.
Sample sale prices range by designer and condition of the gown. We recommend having a budget of $2,000 for a wedding gown and you may be pleasantly surprised. This year gowns will start at $500! We have a high standard for the condition of our gowns which often just require a simple spot clean and no dry cleaning as it can be very harsh on the quality of a gown.
Please email us at hello@ritualsoflovebridal.com with any questions and make sure to keep an eye on our social media pages to see gowns we're constantly adding to the sale.

Every bride who books an appointment for our  Studio Sale will be entered into our Bridal Basket Giveaway!