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Gown Sale at the Gala Expo

Over 1500 gowns heavily reduced in price.
Wedding Gowns at $99, $199, $299, etc...
Prom Dresses starting at $49.
Bridesmaid and Gala Gowns starting at $15.


General Information
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO THE GALA EXPO GOWN SALE.   
The Gala Expo begins at 10am and the gown sale starts at noon (11am for VIPs). There will be no need to line up for the gown sale! We will be giving away bracelets for the gown sale right at the entrance at the time of arrival at the Gala Expo on a first-come first-serve basis. Basically the first people to arrive will make up the second wave into the bridal gown sale after VIPs. We will be staggering the waves across the day, and the emcee will announce when we are ready for the next group to be ushered in. This is to allow time for gowns to be put back on the racks, to afford a more favourable shopping experience for everyone, and to enable everyone to enjoy all that Gala Expo has to offer and the wonderful vendors and entertainment, and not have to be waiting in a line! There will be lots of mirrors and plenty of gowns for everyone, with over a thousand from which to choose! 

Do we need to register?
Please email " thegala@rogers.com " titled "bride" with your name, address, phone number, and wedding date.
 
Is there an admission cost to the gown sale?  
The one time ticket purchase to enter the Gala Expo entitles you to view and purchase the gowns.
How do I get a ticket to get in the sale? When does it start?
You can purchase tickets through the Moncton Coliseum Box Office, online, or at selected participating sponsors. The sale will begin at noon, which is two hours after the doors of the coliseum open.
How do I get entered in the draw for the $10,000 grand prize? Do you need to be there to win?
A ballot for a chance to win the grand prize will be given upon entrance of the show.  There are other ways to receive ballots for a chance to win. No purchase is necessary. An extra ballot, however, will be given to those who purchase a dress or a Wedding Bells Magazine.  WINNER MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. There will also be several prizes from exhibitors throughout the day.  

Can the gowns in the fashion show be purchased at the show?
The modelled gowns will be available for purchase after the fashion shows. However, they are not heavily discounted like most others.

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Gown Information, Payment, Terms
Why are the prices so low? Are they new?
This is a promotional sale on discontinued and overstock gowns, and are sold as is. All gowns are new, and most of them still have designer tags.
Can we see and buy the dresses before the show? 
Some of the gowns can be viewed and purchased at ACS Formals prior to the Gala Expo. Most sale gowns will be added for the show. Selected new arrivals gowns will be brought and sold at a reduced price.
Can we put a gown on hold?
Gowns will not be held in February prior to the show, nor during the show. The only exception is if you wish to pay by credit or debit card and the merchant terminal is not working. If this is the case and you are from out of town, there are several payment options and we will send your gown with free delivery. 
What are methods of payment and terms of the sale?
Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Debit will be accepted.
Applicable taxes will be added to the prices of the gowns. If the tag says $299, the final price will be $343.87.
Gowns must be paid in full, and are non-refundable.

What if the price tags come off?
We have a list of all the gowns and prices which will prevail in case the tags are mixed up.
Is this an annual event?
The Gala Expo is an annual event and is already booked for preceeding years. The number of gowns and the designers for the sale will vary from year to year.

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Promotions
Can I promote my business at your show?
Yes, there are sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. Contact us for more details.
Will I miss out if I arrive later?
There will be lots of promotional material, however please keep in mind there may not be enough for everyone. Please email us after the show if you wish to receive certain give aways and information materials from the show, and we will forward the request to sponsors.

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Show layout and sale items
Are there mirrors and change rooms?
There will be a limited number of mirrors and privacy areas along the wall.
How are gowns arranged? What type of dresses are there?
The gowns will be sectioned by prom, wedding, and bridesmaids/mothers/special occasion.

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Important Tips

What are some tips to be a successful gown shopper at the show? 1. We recommend wearing leggings and a tube top/tank top/sports bra so you can try gowns on anywhere.
2. Please leave the make-up at home (to avoid getting any on the dresses),

3. Please be considerate handling the gowns. Donít put/leave the dresses on the floor, or take more than 3 or 4 at a time. Please put the gowns that you have tried on and do not wish to purchase back on the hanger. Please be considerate of the gowns, and of the other brides! If we see people abusing the gowns, they will be kindly asked to exit the gown sale.
3. We recommend bringing helpers who have similar taste in style, to hold your belongings, and help you try on gowns.
4. It may sound ridiculous, but it may be helpful for you and your helpers to wear matching colors or hats. It'll be easier to find each other in crowds and it may add some fun. Reception for cell phones may not work.
5. Arrive early to be in the first wave in the gown sale for best selection, or later when it's calmer.
6. Be considerate giving up the gowns you are finished with quickly so that other brides have a chance to try them.
7. Most gown sizes run small, so it's certain you'll need a size or two bigger than your usual clothes size. A perfect fit is rare... We will have several local seamstresses on site for advice on alterations.
8. Be open minded. The dress of your dreams may not be the style you had in mind since you were a little girl... you'll never know until you try it on!
9. Prom grads: we will check our school sales list to avoid duplication of a gown worn to the same prom. Please keep in mind we don't have control over sold gowns from other stores. Although, if it is a discontinued gown, you're even more likely to have a unique gown!
10. Most importantly... Have Fun!! If you find a dress, great! If not, come visit us at ACS Formals for our new lines!


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Your time and interest is very much appreciated.
Sincerely, ACS Formals' staff and constituants.




Johan Levyssohn Owner/operator
ACS Formals ~ Gala Promotions
830 Coverdale Rd.
Riverview, NB
E1B 5E2
Phone: 506 386-3889
Fax: 506-382-4252 email:
thegala@rogers.com
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