Is a Trunk Show the Same as a Sample Sale?

-1Every bride to be knows the benefits of a wedding dress sample sale – gorgeous designer wedding dresses, at fantastic – they won’t last long – prices.  You’ve got to be quick to snag a sample sale deal, because these sales pop up quickly and the gowns are first come first serve.

Our sample sale is a great way to get a gorgeous gowns at a steal (some of the gowns are up to 80% off) and shoes & jewelry is also available.

Most bridal gowns are a bridal size 10 (which is close to a size 6 or 8 in street clothing sizes), but some are a bit bigger or smaller so check out what we have. Happy Shopping!

*All items sold off the floor are AS IS and are NON-REFUNDABLE.

So, what is the difference between a Trunk Show and a Sample Sale?

AWhile both events provide an opportunity to nab that perfect wedding dress, a trunk show isn’t the same as a sample sale. A trunk show is similar to a fashion show, where the designer brings his or her latest collection to a special event. Brides can often book a personal consultation with the designer, and if you buy the day of the show, you can get a small discount (usually 10 percent). Your dress is then made-to-order and arrives brand-new.

On the other hand, a sample sale features drastically reduced prices, with discounts up to 75 percent off. There are many gowns to choose from, and you can often find a couture designer dress that’s within your budget. These selections are usually the display ones that brides have tried on in retail stores or that have been worn in fashion shows. Thus, the sizes are limited and the styles may have been discontinued. Sample sales can also be crowded because of the large number of brides eager to find their dream dress at the right price. If you do find your ideal gown, be sure to inspect it for any imperfections. Dresses are sold “off the rack,” and you won’t be able to return it if you find any tears or marks later on. If you see a minor imperfection that you think can be fixed, remember to factor in the added cost to the total price tag.



Featured Vendor: Party DJ Party

Party “DJ” Party offers the following DJ services for your event. Contact us today to discuss your event and available pricing.

DJ Services

  • State-of-the-art Sound equipment
    Our 2 speaker, high-quality sound system is standard, however, we can supply up to 20 speakers upon request including massive sub-woofers. Our set up is guaranteed to provide the best possible sound. Wireless microphone (included with weddings) also available.
  • All genres and styles of music available
    Songs from the 1920’s to hits of today, we keep up to date on music that will fit your event and age group.
  • Karaoke
    A karaoke system is now available for your event at an additional charge. Call today to discuss details!
  • Master Of Ceremony duties
    “Put your party in our hands” – Sit back and enjoy the party, while we MC your event.
  • Dance Lighting
    Flashing, multi-colored lights that create a dancing atmosphere to keep your party going and guests motivated.
  • Free Consultation prior to your event
    Meet with us at your convenience to plan all the details, from announcing duties to your choice of musical selections

Video Services – Shooting Both Standard and High-Definition

  • Legacy Package
    The ultimate video keepsake of your wedding experience! A 3-man, professional video crew will capture your entire wedding day activities. Includes the following:
    2 hours of rehearsal night coverage (1 camera)
    Up to 10 Hours of filming on wedding day!
    Storybook Montage/ Fairytale Love Story – plus live ceremony footage
    (Presented on LCD projector and screen at reception)
    Video Guestbook
    After-Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2songs)
  • Reflections Package
    Our most popular video package. A 2-man professional video crew will capture your wedding day activites.
    Includes the following:
    Up to 8 hours of filming on your wedding day
    Storybook Montage/Fairytale Love Story
    (Presented on LCD projector and screen at reception)
    Video Guestbook
    After Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2 songs)
  • Memories Package
    Similar to our popular Reflections Package minus the Montage/Love Story. A 2-man professional video crew will capture your wedding day activites.
    Includes the following:
    Up to 7 hours of filming on your wedding day.
    Video Guestbook
    After Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2 songs)
  • Beginnings Package
    A basic video package for those desiring a professionally filmed wedding day souvenir. Up to 6 hours of wedding day coverage filmed with one camera.
  • Storybook Montage
    Photo montage of bride and groom presented during reception
    (Includes LCD projector and screen)
    Client provides up to 100 photos and 3 songs

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit

Dazzling Productions Inc.

Dazzling Productions Incorporated is family owned & operated, providing our services all over the Central Valley. with over 35 years of sales, management & event coordination experience, they offer a unique approach to designing & executing events. Established in 2010, with the mission of being the Central Valleys Premier Event Production Company. DPI specializes in event planning, audio/video production and music entertainment, taking on a large portion of all event types.

Dazzling Productions, The Central Valley’s Premier Event Planning & Production Solution For Any Of Your Event Needs. Their Team Of Creative And Organized Individuals Can Produce Any Size Or Type Of Event You Have Planned.  From Weddings, Res, Corporate Retreats, Birthdays, Anniversaries, To Fundraisers, Holiday Parties, Fashion Shows Or Conventions, Their Team Will Plan And Execute All Aspects Of Your Event From Start To Finish.

Dazzling Productions Also Focuses On The Big And Little Moments In Life We Love To Remember, Providing Video, Audio Transfer, And Special Montages For All Occasions. They Strive To Make Those Special Memories Last A Lifetime.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Classic Catering Company

About The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We established the Classic Catering Company in 1986 in the heart of old town Clovis with the goal of providing outstanding food, appealing presentation and excellent service at the location of your choice. We have recently expanded and can hold up to 300 people in our new banquet facility still located in old town Clovis. We pride ourselves in helping you design your perfect meal and aesthetic to reflect your personal tastes.. You will find no one-size-fits-all menu here. We would love to help you design your next event whether it be at our site or yours.

Lemon Caper Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Peppers

Our professional staff will provide as much or as little service as your event requires. Be it pick-up trays, casual or grand buffets, or a full service elegant dinner for 2 to 2,000. Complete set-up, delivery service and clean up are available. We also have a comprehensive inventory of rental items from table and chairs to linens, china, silver and stemware in a rainbow of colors and variety of styles.

We can also assist you in identifying the perfect location for your next event. From the unique style of our hall to the gardens, halls, and unique hideaways, of my Locations file. Or your backyard may provide just the right ambiance you are seeking. Please call today for your first appointment, peruse our photo albums and review our references. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Fresno Event group is a full service event and design group that will take you from conception to presentation. They specialize in highly personalized event management, superb attention to detail and creativity. Their team knows how to throw the kind of event that will have people raving.

Simple or elaborate, Fresno Event Group can help you stay within your budget. They pull out all the stops to take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Golf Tournamnets
  • Motorcycle Rallies
  • Social Events
  • Fundraisers
  • and much more!

Whether you are wanting help from start to finish or something in between, they are ready to take the weight of planning off your shoulders.


Because each event is unique and special, pricing is based individually. Call Fresno Event Group for a one-hour consultation free of charge. They can then help design your vision within your budget.

The most important element in determining the quality of your event is EXPERIENCE!

Barbara Tanimoto –

Barbara is the hub of Fresno Event Group and the “go to girl” to make it happen. Prior to launching Fresno Event Group, Barbara was involved with many charitable organizations. With over 15 years of non-profit fundraising she directed and managed numerous corporate events, fundraising luncheons, black tie galas, golf tournaments, charity walks, motorcycle rallies, small intimate parties and grand soirees.

Her passion is to create the most gorgeous event and make it a reality that is enjoyable, exciting and stress-free for her clients. She has built a team of highly respected individuals to be a part of Fresno Event Group. Exceptional management experience, multi-tasking several demanding projects at once and getting it done on time and on budget is what she does best. If you think it, she will create it.

  • Annual Bob Powers Invitational Golf Classic – Central Coast
  • Annual Anlin Windows Charity Golf Tournament – Fresno
  • Annual Realtors Golf Tournament – Central Coast
  • Annual Black Tie Gala for National Charity
  • Coordinator for National Charity involvement in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Creator of Motorcycle Rally for National Charity
  • Director of National Charity Walks for multiple non-profit organizations
  • Gala event planner for local Art Museum
  • Organized Tournament of Dreams for National Charity
  • Produced numerous corporate luncheons and donor recognition dinners

Cindy Bergthold –

Cindy was born and raised right here in Fresno. She is in charge of materials, supplies, and anything else it takes to keep the job running smooth and, of course, whatever Barb tells her to do! Her love of design and color is a passion that she has kept for family and friends, until now.

Ed Bergthold –

Local boy done good! Ed was born in Reedley, CA and has lived in the valley his entire life. He served in our armed forces and is retired from the military. Ed is a licensed contractor and builds our sets or special pieces as needed. He also specializes in photography, graphic arts, layout and printing. He does invitations, menus, flyers or whatever you can dream up. Thanks Ed!


Designer Extraordinaire! Need we say more? Ronnie has 23 years of experience in the design world & we are excited to have his talent on board.

Videography Planner

Videography Planner

Nothing quite captures the real essence of your wedding day – the sights, sounds and energy – better than a well-done, high quality video. You’ll be able to revisit this important day in your life long after it’s over, and share it with children, grandchildren or other special people in the future. The most important element when searching for a videographer is a comprehensive sample of their wedding work. Ask to see a recent, completed video from a wedding – not just a highlights tape – so that you know exactly what you would receive from them, should you hire them. Consider the quality of the picture, the sound and the editing. A bad, poor quality video is a waste of money, but a good, high quality video is priceless.

Fresno Videographers:

Questions To Ask
• Can I see samples of your work?
• How long have you been a professional wedding videographer? How many weddings have you done?
• What packages do you offer? What do they include?
• Are you able to accommodate any restrictions with lights and tripods at the ceremony location?
• Can I keep the raw, unedited footage as well as the finished product? Is there an added fee for this?
• Do you offer DVDs?
• What is the charge per extra copy made?
• Will you be able to film while a photographer is present?
• Will you be the one who will be shooting my wedding? If not, can I speak with that person?
• What types of cameras and microphones will you use? How new is the equipment? Where will they be placed?
• Do you attend the wedding rehearsal?
• How long will it take to receive our completed video after the wedding?
• Will a backup camera be on hand for the event?
• How far in advance must I book your services?
• What is your cancellation policy?
• Is a deposit required? If so, when and how much?
• How far in advance must I book your services?
• What is your cancellation policy?
• Is a deposit required? If so, when and how much?

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A Picture Perfect Day

It may be hard to imagine now, but after many months of hard work and detailed planning, your wedding day will suddenly arrive… and zooooom! The hours will fly by in a blur of beautiful, moving, memorable moments. And after the cake has been eaten, the dress has been carefully put away, and the gifts have been opened – you and your new spouse will be left with the most precious gift of all: memories of your special day. There is simply no better way to capture and preserve these memories than with a collection of beautiful photographs that not only document the day and its events, but also embody the emotions and spirit of your wedding. Quite frankly, this is simply nota component of your wedding planning to treat lightly! Invest the time, attention and budget necessary to ensure that your wedding memories will be preserved for the future.
What’s your style?
Start by determining which style of wedding photography is right for you and your fiancé. Here are brief descriptions of the three main styles.

Photography by Mark Janzen Photography

Formal or traditional. This style produces color, posed portraits of you and your groom, your wedding party, and your families, along with all of the traditional wedding moments such as the cake cutting and bouquet/garter toss.
Photojournalistic. This style is a popular trend in wedding photography, and it means your photographer will be shooting your wedding as if it’s a news event, capturing hundreds of candid moments on film. These photographers tend to use more black & white film, for a classic, timeless and emotional effect.

Artistic. Artistic photographers use a variety of special effects to create a dramatic, one-of-a-kind piece of art. Effects could include double exposures, hand tinting, special borders and much more.
Most photographers offer a blend of two or more styles, but tend to specialize in, and focus on, just one. If you like the photojournalistic style, but want some posed formal portraits to showcase your families or the day’s special moments, find a photographer that can comfortably do both.

So which style is right for you? The first step is to think about the end product: what is most important to you, to have after your wedding? Do you definitely want to have beautiful, timeless, color portraits of you and your groom that you can elegantly frame and display? Do you want a large number of candid, heartfelt moments – many captured in black & white, to document your day? Are you envisioning a one-of-a-kind, artistic piece to hang on your wall after the wedding that incorporates one or more images from the big event?
To help you, take a look at friends’ wedding albums, surf around professional photographer’s web sites, clip photos from magazines of photography that moves you, and spend some time in photographers’ booths at wedding shows. All of this research will help you zero in on what style of photography you seem drawn to, and ultimately, which one you want to use for your wedding.

How to find the right photographer.
Once you’ve established the style that is best for you, it’s time to find a professional photographer that meets your needs. Start the process by collecting referrals from friends, reviewing helpful resources like Premier Bride, attending bridal shows and surfing the Internet. Create a short list of potential photographers that specialize in the style you desire, based on their work and your budget, and set up an in-person or phone consultation with them.
Your goal at this consultation is to evaluate three main areas:

  1. Do you like their work? Be sure to see complete wedding albums along with individual photos, to get the best idea of the end product you can expect to receive. Also, be very sure that you know exactly WHO will be shooting YOUR wedding – and view their work, as some larger studios have more than one photographer.
  2. Do your personalities mesh? Of all your wedding vendors, the photographer is the one vendor with whom you will spend a good deal of time on your wedding day. You want to feel comfortable with this person! Even if he or she is a great photographer, if your personalities just don’t ‘click’ – you may want to keep looking.
  3. Do they fit your budget? It’s so critical to have a budget amount in mind before looking for a photographer, so that you can feel confident that the one you’ve decided on, and love, also meets your financial requirements.

The different parts of a photography package.
As you’re selecting your photographer, it may help to be aware of the various elements generally included in wedding photography packages. Most photographers also offer these elements ‘a la carte,’ or can create a custom package that specifically meets your needs – so be sure to ask.

Bride & Groom’s Album. There are a wide variety of wedding albums available today, and they vary in size, color, material, construction and price. When comparing different photographers’ bride & groom albums, be sure you’re noting the quantity of photos and in what sizes, to make sure you’re comparing “apples to apples.”

Parents’ albums. The parents’ albums are smaller versions of the bride & groom album, and have traditionally included about twenty 5×7 photographs. Photos should be carefully selected for each family, to create two (or more) custom family albums.

Extra prints. You will probably want to order extra photographs in addition to the main album and parents’ albums, for yourself or your parents to have some framed portraits at home, for members of the wedding party, and for other close friends and family members. Don’t underestimate how many prints you will want after the wedding, as this will definitely impact your budget.
Proofs. Ask your photographer how many proofs you will get, and in what format. They may be provided as small photos, in digital format, on the Internet, or on contact sheets.

Engagement photograph. This is a posed portrait of the newly engaged couple, which can be sent to newspapers with information announcing your engagement. You may also choose to put a framed engagement photo by the guest book at your reception.