This may be the closest we ever get to a Carrie Bradshaw-style, New York City designer sample sale.
Four local bridal retailers will participate in Bridal Sale Day on Saturday, a national event designed to drive business to small, independently owned wedding retailers. Nationally, more than 700 stores are expected to participate.
Participating locally are:
• Bridal Chateau, 1687 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. All gowns are 40 percent to 60 percent off. A separate rack will hold gowns priced from $99 to $299. Call 631-8345.
• Bridals by D, 6812 Main St., Williamsville. Bridal, mother-of-the-bride, special occasion and bridesmaid dresses will be discounted by up to 75 percent. New orders will receive a 10 percent discount. Call 633-5753.
• M.A. Carr Bridal, 3716 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Many dresses will be discounted. Some will cost as little as $99. The first 20 brides to make a purchase will receive a special offer. Call 667-2502.
• Victoria’s Bridal Shoppe, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More than 100 designer gowns will be marked down. Prices will start at $99.
The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each store except Victoria’s Bridal Shoppe, where it runs from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. No appointments will be taken. Assistance and merchandise is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event was organized by the International Bridal Manufacturers Association, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists and several bridal blogs, websites and magazines.