How much should I sell my wedding dress for?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think about $195 would be reasonable to start with. You can always go down lower if you get no interest at a higher price.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I have a $1500+ Maggie Sottero Roma and can’t even find anyone willing to pay $400.  It’s a rough market out there.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d definately try it at $350. As Penang1885 said, you can always drop the price if there’s no interest. Or if you want to put it up for more than that go ahead. Worst that could really happen is you’ll get no interest. That’s only a problem if you’re looking for a quick sale. Whatever price you do decide to go with you could always get some crazy stupid low offers. I saw a dress advertised for sale at €700 and the first response to the ad was to offer €200. The seller replied that the offer was too low.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

 

Carolsays:  Has it been altered? If it was altered, it is going to make it even harfer to sell. Have you considered donating it? Or maybe dying it another color and using it as a formal occasion dress/

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The website says the dress is currently listed for $199 brand new. You’ll find it extremely difficult to sell your (assumed) used and altered dress.

I think the better route would be to dye it and enjoy it yourself!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The online sample you linked is going for 198.48. Your dress is really beautiful, but I definitely don’t think you’ll get more than 150.00 for it. Probably more likely to sell at 100. I guess it doesn’t hurt to try though. I think I would donate it and get a tax write-off. There are some really wonderful charities that give the dresses to terminally ill people so they can have a wedding before they pass, etc., from what I understand. I am pretty sentimental so I don’t know if I will ever give up my dress once I get married in it, but that’s the route I would probably go if I didn’t want it sitting in my closet forever.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

It’s on sale on the davids bridal website as $195. I’d say $75. For that kinda money though I’d just keep it personally. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

While it’s true that the website has it advertised at $199, they only appear to have it in size 16.  You may get some interest from people wanting a smaller size (I’m not sure what size your dress is).  I would advertise it at $150.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

 

Carolsays:  I called off a previous engagement and had a dress worth $400 I only got $75 for it. unaltered. I would list it for $100 and consider yourself lucky if you get that for it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You might be better off donating it and getting a credit on your tax return.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Carolsays:  I don’t think you’re going to get too much money for it, if it’s been altered to fit your shape .  But it’s also already been worn, I wouldn’t expect to pay $350 for a pre-worn dress.  My cousin found her wedding dress for $100 online (someone was selling it), it was GORGEOUS, but she got it “cheap” becuase it was pre-worn dress which I think the original owner paid at least $1000 for (with alterations).  Hopefully you’ll get a good amount back, but just be aware you may not.

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