Trunk & Fashion Shows

TRUNK SHOW SCHEDULE

 

January 26 & 27, 2018: Essense of Australia Plus Size Trunk Show
We are thrilled to be hosting another Essense of Australia Plus Size show, featuring more plus size gowns than we have ever had in the store! The design team at Essense of Australia pairs exquisite details with the perfect fit. Trying on an Essense gown is a must!

 

March 2 & 3, 2018: Justin Alexander Trunk Show
If you could sum up Justin Alexander designs in one word, it would be “timeless.” Inspired by vintage style, this designer’s classic looks will stand the test of time while also offering the contemporary bride the details, necklines and silhouettes of her dreams. World-renowned for exceptional quality, these bridal gowns are both affordable and glamourous. Our trunk show will give you the opportunity to try even more of these gorgeous creations by one of our favorite designers.

 

Trunk Show Special: 10% off all show purchases!

 


 

What is a trunk show?

Hint: You won’t see a trunk!

Trunk shows mean savings and diversity. To brides, the words “trunk show” conjure up images of a road-weary salesman pulling discount dresses out of a weathered chest.

“A trunk show is an opportunity to try a wider selection of styles from the featured designer,” said Sharon Townsend, owner and manager of Tiffanys Bridal. “If a bride is interested in a particular designer, a trunk show gives her access to samples from all or most of that designer’s new collection.”

That doesn’t mean that stores pull ragged samples from a trunk; the designer ships carefully-packaged gowns to the boutique hosting the show. Bridal stores normally have a few gowns from each collection in stock, but a trunk show makes 15 to 25 gowns available and therefore increases the chance that a bride will try on the exact same dress she’s been eyeing in a magazine.

Then there’s the added bonus: saving money. Trunk shows almost always mean special discounts for brides who purchase gowns from that particular collection during the show. Of course, that may mean some quick decision making (shows usually last one weekend, Friday through Sunday), however, if a bride has found “the one,” commitment phobia normally won’t take hold. Indecisive brides can still sleep on it, but that often means forgoing the markdown.

To avoid missing shows by the designers they like best, Townsend recommends that brides regularly check local bridal stores’ Web sites for updates to trunk show schedules. However, all is not lost if the show is over.

“If you miss a trunk show but must see a gown that’s not in the boutique, a store that has hosted the designer’s show can request to get the gown in the shop again,” Townsend said.

BRIDAL SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the historic Altria Theater (formerly The Landmark Theater) at 6 North Laurel Street near VCU for the most intimate and elegant showcase of wedding professionals in the Central Virginia area.

At our show, we fill the beautiful, grand Altria ballroom with excellent and experienced vendors. You’ll also find vendor booths on multiple floors in the spacious parlors. We have over 100 vendors to meet, but there’s plenty of time to see them all!

Then, take a little break from visiting vendors and take a seat in the luxurious theater to see our fashion show with gowns, dresses and formalwear from Tiffanys Bridal & The Groom’s Corner. See all of 2018’s most gorgeous gowns on the same stage where big Broadway productions have performed! Remember, there’s a seat for everyone at our fashion show! Want a little something extra? Add the VIP pass to your ticket price and sit ON STAGE and get an extra swag bag.

This is the Richmond wedding show not to miss! Doors open at 11 AM for early admission ticket holders and open at 12:30pm for general admission ticket holders.

Tickets on sale soon! All admission tickets include general seating for the fashion show. Learn more and purchase tickets here >