It isn't too early to start shopping for prom! Here are 6 reasons why you should start shopping now!
1. Better Selection
We have already started receiving our prom 2016 shipments from our designers. The earlier you start shopping the easier it will be for you find your dream dress because you will have many more styles and sizes to choose from! When prom season officially kicks off, sizes and styles go very quickly, especially the extremely popular styles (two pieces). We do not order every size in every dress so if you have your eye on something specific, the earlier you come in the more likely you are to find it.
2. More Assistance
If you come in before the madness begins you will have a much more personalized shopping experience. Though we still give customers one on one attention during our busiest times, if you come early then an associate will be able to give you their undivided attention and help you through your entire day. It makes it easier on you (the girl going to prom) and your entourage if we can help you find the specific style you’re looking for or maybe pull something that you may not know you love!
When putting items in layaway with RaeLynn’s you only have to put down half of what the dress costs along with a small layaway fee. After that you just have to pay $50 every two weeks until your dress is paid off. The earlier you start the more time you have to pay on your dress. Also, for the month of November RaeLynn’s is doing FREE LAYAWAY which means we are waiving the layaway fee and you don’t have to make any payments until JANUARY!
4. Special Order Options
Since we don’t offer every dress in every size in our store, sometimes you fall in love with a gown and need a different size than we carry. In that case we, as a company buying from the designers, can look through their inventory and see if your size is available to order in that specific style and color. The longer you wait the less likely the designer is to have your specific size in that one dress and also in any dress even remotely similar. Designers online inventory goes very quickly and RaeLynn’s carries many exclusive designers that no other prom store can carry if they are within a certain mile radius (Sherri Hill being one of them)!
5. Less Stress
When you are on a time crunch it makes not only you, the shopper, stress out but it also stresses out whoever is with you because they just want you to be happy and feel beautiful. Most of this stress is caused by the fact that you have little to no time to make any changes to the dress that your customizations may require; the selection isn’t as large as it was in the beginning of the season and we may not have many dresses in the styles that you are looking for that are your size; or you have looked a million other places that day and are just simply over it. Many times this can lead to the shopper making a decision on a dress just to simply be done looking rather than because “it’s the one.” The earlier you start the more time you have to go from store to store without exhausting yourself.
The more advanced you start your planning the more detail you can add to your look. You can’t make a hair appointment until you know what you’re wearing because you don’t know how long it will take, and you know all the best stylist fill up fast. You will be able to get your date’s tux ordered quicker so he has more options for that specific weekend, and you’ve sealed the deal with him at that point so he can’t ditch you to go with someone else. Also you have more time to look for all of your accessories and you have the option to order if no stores in your area carry what you need.
So basically there are only positives when it comes to starting your prom shopping early. Save some stress for yourself and mom this year and come shop RaeLynn’s early!
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