Tips for Choosing Wedding Dress Suppliers

If you are planning to open a bridal shop or wholesale wedding dresses from China, the best way is to find a reliable supplier. But, everything is easier said than done. Here are some tips on how to find a good wedding dress supplier you may be interested in.

Attending exhibitions: Exhibitions allow you and the suppliers to talk face to face, understand each other, and get the direct answers on questions that concern you, such as about quality, factory capacity and shipping issues, etc. The biggest exhibition here in China is Canton Fair, where hundreds of suppliers will present their products. Among them there are indeed several top suppliers. Since participating in exhibition costs money, bogus company usually won’t appear there.

Factory audit: If it is possible, factory audit is definitely a good choice. The two main cities famous for producing wedding dresses in China are Guangzhou and Suzhou. While the biggest difference is that the former is good at large quantity, standardized process and large MOQ (Minimum order quantity), and the later is much more flexible, either small orders or customized orders available. Factory audit helps you save time and money. It is the best way to get the supplier you desire to establish a long term cooperation.

B2B platform: If it is hard for you to arrange a trip to China looking for wedding dress suppliers, then you can search suppliers on B2B platform, such as Global Sources, Made-in-China, as well as Alibaba, etc., where there are countless suppliers for you to compare and select. Although all of them have been verified, that does not mean they have the ability to provide quality products. Further more, some of them are just trading companies without their own factories. Therefore, please pay more attention to the information on these B2B platforms.

Google searching: The easiest way is to search suppliers via Google search or Bing by keywords, such as “wedding dress manufacturers in China”, “wedding dress wholesale suppliers”. But you can only find part of suppliers’ official websites because most of them are not good at marketing. Among the ones you find their websites, some of them are just trading companies. As a result, be careful when you contact them. Last but not least, always keeping an eye when looking for suppliers.

Three Types of Wedding Dress Suppliers in Suzhou

There is a famouse wedding dress wholesale base in China, called Suzhou, there are nearly one thousand wedding dress factories producing wedding & evening dress, and most of them export their goods to American and Europe, Middle East. If you are the buyer who are looking for the right factory, the below things you should take in mind.

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Family workshop type: feature is smaller size (usually 3-5 workers), simple equipment andproduction process. In fact, it looks more like a tailor’s shop. It’s advantages are process as customers’ specific needs and cheap price, but disadvantages are also obvious, such as lack of production ability, disability to control the quality. Usually this family workshop will cooperate with local trade companies or factories and mainly produce some simple wedding dress.

Small and medium size: from to 20 to 200 workers. They are mainly concentrated near the Suzhou Tiger Hill wedding dress street, a large number of them. Why they are concentrated near the Tiger Hill, on one hand it is because there are enough raw material suppliers nearby, on the other hand because there is a large number of wedding dress stores nearby and convenient shipment directly.

Above medium sized factories: 200-500 workers, have their own a team of designers. This type is often scattered, some will have their own wedding dress stores to sell to local market directly, and customers are mainly bridal shops, photo studio and rental shops etc.