Post # 1
So I bought a dress about 2 weeks after I got engaged at a sample sale in Jan 2009. I thought I LOVED the dress at the time it is an absolutely gorgeous designer lace dress. Well I am now realizing I may have made a mistake, I am not really sure I’ve loved the dress from the beginning but I think the deal I got made me love it. It was orginally $7800 and I got it for $3500! I also think I may have been wrapped up in newly engaged bliss and not thinking straight.
So I am considering selling the dress and here is my reasoning. I am having an afternoon nautical themed wedding on the water. My bridesmaids are wearing Jcrew cotton cady dresses in navy blue and my groomsmen are wearing navy blue jackets with seersucker pants. My dress does not match the theme my fiance and I have now decided on. Plus the dress is really heavy which does not bode well for a hot humid August day in Maryland.
So I was considering posting it on one of the sites, oncewed or preownedweddingdresses for sale to see if anyone would by it. Has anyone tried it, if so did you have any luck? I think mine is from the Fall 2007collection, will that matter?? Any advice would be much appreciated!!!!
Here is a link to my dress below, I don’t have the jacket that the model is wearing just the dress.Let me know if you think I have a shot at selling it or if you think it will look just fine with my nautical wedding theme
Post # 3
I have been trying to sell my dress for about 6 months with some interest but no luck. It’s really a crap shoot I think. Good luck!
Post # 4
I bought a dress in February for $1,400. I realized it wasn’t "the one" about a month ago. I bought a dress on preownedweddingdresses.com last weekend. It was originally $4,600, she wore it once, and I purchased it for a little over 1k. I’m now trying to sell my first. Hopefully I’ll have good luck. The second dress I bought… crossing my fingers it fits with minimal alterations, plus it already has a bustle… it is absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes, we make mistakes. Hopefully my dress will sell within a year.
Post # 5
I love the dress you already purchased! And I think it would go with the theme, but if your not happy with it then definitely shop for a possible new dress and you may just find the perfect one that you love and you feel goes with your theme more. OR you may not find anything and realize your current dress really is the one! I bought two dresses and ended up deciding to wear the first dress I bought! But without shopping and buying the second dress I don’t think I would have felt as confident about my first dress as I do now!
I actually bought that second dress off of preownedweddingdress.com and it was a very good experience and the dress was in great quality! I loved the dress but the first dress was just more me.
I would list the dress on the classifieds on the weddingbee first to see if you get any interest. I actually "re-sold" the second dress through this site and didn’t have to pay the fee to post it on any other site.
Good luck and I hope you find your perfect dress!!
Post # 6
Just some input on your dress – if you end up keeping it, it is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! The lace is subtle enough, and the top and bodice is SOOOO nice!! I picked a dress that was much more formal than what I planned for my summer "casual" wedding but I thought – hey, it’s the ONE DAY I get to wear the biggest, fanciest dres I want, and I’m ALLOWED to be fancy, despite what our "colors" or "theme" is. And if my guests show up in polo shirts or plaid shorts, who cares? It will be wonderful, regardless – and I know yours will be too. Best of luck!!!
Post # 7
Something you might consider, because I am also considering this because I love the huge dresses, but am concerned about the temperature is speaking to a professional in wedding dress alterations and you could a lot of the fabric underneath removed and replaced with a lighter fabric or a slip. This would be somewhat expensive, but definitely cheaper than buying a different gown.