The Girl with the Big Hair: Save money on your dream designer wedding dress

Our girl Yasmin is back and this week she’s getting a close-up look at designer bridal – and finding out how you can save on your gown.

Check out what she found at David’s Bridal Glasgow’s fashion event at the weekend…

Reminiscent of the classic episode of Friends, in which Monica heads to the bridal sample sale to bag her dream dress at a reduced price, eager brides-to-be were queued out the door of the David’s Bridal boutique, ready and waiting to search the racks of gowns as soon as the doors opened at 3pm.

You’ll be glad to hear, however, that there was no whistle blowing or on-the-floor scraps between the ladies. More happy shoppers with a prosecco in hand as they excitedly looked through designer gowns from the likes of Vera Wang and Zac Posen.


The shopping event not only gave the girls (and boys) a chance to shop dresses and kilts with 10% off but also allowed them to check out various other suppliers from wedding bands to videographers and cake designers.

Not ready to try on gowns just yet, I sadly had to pass on the fantastic discounts this time around but it made me realise that there are so many ways of making savings when planning for your wedding and a shopping event like this is the perfect (and most fun!) way to do so.


If you didn’t manage to make it along to Sunday’s event, you’ll be glad to hear that David’s Bridal will be attending next year’s Scottish Wedding Show at the SEC on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of February. It’s worth doing your shopping ahead of big saving events like these, though, as you normally won’t get the chance to try gowns on (or at least get the VIP treatment you hope for).

Buying your wedding gown is a memorable moment and a huge investment so you want to make it as special as possible.

To guarantee you get the full bridal experience, I’d advise going in to the shop and trying dresses on before making the purchase at a savings event.


If you’ve already got your eye on a gown, I’d also recommend keeping your eyes peeled on the store’s social channels for any sale events.

You can follow the David’s Bridal Glasgow store on Facebook here and on Twitter and Instagram.

I’ll be sharing any upcoming sales or store events that I’m aware of over on my Instagram stories so be sure to keep up with me @thegirlwiththebighair.

Until next time.




Yasmin is a 20-something fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, sharing her interests, passions and general life-happenings on her blog, The Girl with the Big Hair.

Following a romantic Loch Lomond proposal last autumn (you can read more about that here), Yasmin is now an excited bride-to-be and will be sharing every step of her wedding planning journey with SWD.

Yasmin lives in Glasgow with her fiance, Liam, and their Instagram famous pug, Indie. She loves fashion, beauty, dancing, travelling, food, movies, sleeping, and cookies “ a girl after our own heart!