To keep a fresh and constant collection of brand new dresses, we occasionally need to sell off some of our ex-sample gowns to make way for the new collections.

We don’t hold many sample sales, at the moment we haven’t had one for 2 years, but when we do…they are HUGE! A sample sale is a perfect time for brides to find their dream wedding dress with us at a fraction of the normal price, and you get to take your dress home with you on the day!

Sample sales are not for everyone so please see below some frequently asked questions to see if you would like to be involved with our next sale.

Here are just a few examples of gowns that will be in our next sample sale. Please follow us on our dedicated instagram account @courtyard_outlet to view more ahead of the sale.

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Sample Sale FAQs

What will be in the sale?

We will have beautiful ex samples gown from designers such as Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Randy Fenoli, Lillian West, Sassi Holford, Pronovias and more… All the gowns in the sale have NEVER been married, they have been tried on in the boutique by brides to be so the condition of them will vary. Some are brand new tried on by maybe one person, others will be a little more well loved.

What will the price of the gowns be?

As the gowns are all ex-samples the price they are up for will be dependant on their condition. Our normal, new collection ranges from £1200 to £4000. Our Sale dresses will be priced at least 50% off, some will be 80%!!!! So we expect them to be in the region of £250 to £2000, but the Majority will be UNDER £1000!!

What size will the gowns be in?

All our samples are in sizes 10 to 24. However the majority are in size 10 to14’s. If you would like to know a specific size of gown please do not hesitate to ask us before the sale.

What shall I do to prepare for the sale?

We suggest you have a look at our website and social media pages especially our dedicated sample sale instagram page, @courtyard_outlet to get a good idea of the type of gown you will find in the sale. We advise that you have tried on bridal dresses prior to the sale event so you have a clear understanding of the type of dress that will be your dream gown.

Who to bring with you to the sale.

Bring along the people who you want to be with you when you make that important decision, whether this is your mum, maid of honour, sister, dad or even your partner! In our larger room we have room for you and up to 5 guests, the smaller room up to 3 guests. Sample gowns are one off’s and we can not reserve dresses for any length of time. If you find your dream gown and are not in a position to buy you may be left heart broken if the next bride chooses it! We don’t want you to miss out!

Your Appointment

Sale appointments are booked with either Rhiannon or Bethan for an hour and a half, in your own private viewing room. As sales are a little more high paced than usual 6 – 8 dresses are tried so if you have a clear idea of the type of gown you are looking for it will help us short list those perfect gowns for you.