Speaking of sample sales, there's a big one coming up next Saturday, December 13th in New York City that you won't want to miss!
The __Vera Wang Sample Sale__has wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses marked down 35-75% off retail prices. The sale will be held at The New Yorker Hotel (481 Eight Avenue at 34th Street) and starts at 9am (open till 5pm). Make sure to get there a few hours early because there will be a long line.
Remember that sample sale dresses are not returnable so have an idea of what type of wedding dress you're looking for and bring a buddy to help you shop.