How hard is it to sell a new unworn wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It depends on the dress I think. If it’s a popular style and size, by a well known designer/brand, and you are asking a reasonable price, it shouldn’t be too hard. That said, you probably wouldn’t get much more than 50% of the purchase price anyway, and then you have to factor in time spent going back and forth with potential buyers, people wanting to try the dress in, the inevitable “but it but never end up paying” person if you list it on eBay etc etc.

i would probably just take the refund and less stress if I was you.

Post # 4
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Depends on the dress. I sold my first dress that I changed my mind on for 70% of what I paid. It took about a month. 

Post # 5
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I think it really depends on how popular the dress is, and how many other people are selling the same dress.  I bought two pre-owned dresses both lazaros, one for 2.4 originally 6K and the other from 2.5 orignally 4.5.  They were already worn…but there were some of the same gowns brand new selling for only a couple hundred more then what I paid (just not my size or I would have taken the brand new ones).  So you might not be able to get much more then 50% even if it is brand new…do some research and see if lots of people are selling your gown currently and what they are asking…I know the first dress I bought her wedding was July of 2012, so she may have been trying to sell it for over a year (not sure how quickly after her wedding she put the dress online).  And the second one I bought was only online for a few months, and she was receiving multiple offers…

Good Luck!! 

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