Post # 1
So I am on the hunt for a used Wtoo Olivia. Its originally $1400-$1700 (depends where you live). How much would you pay for a used wedding dress with alternations? or a sample?<br />I would also have to likely pay shipping ($50-100) and likely pay import fees ($100-$200). <br /><br />On a side note…do you like it? Do you think this would be good for a 2015 summer wedding or is it to dated? Its a 2012 dress….
Post # 2
I like it! I wouldn’t worry too much about when it came out… no one is going to know. I wouldn’t pay more then half the retail price.
Post # 3
I like it very pretty. .definitely wouldn’t pay more than 700 for the dress and shipping if it is used …try the site called tradsey yet?
Post # 4
I wouldn’t pay more than $300, but I know others who would pay more. Well I take that back, if it was an Eve of Milady dress I’d pay up to $1k.
Post # 6
I paid $200 (including tax and shipping) for my “pre-loved” Mori Lee 5108 dress that retails for $650.
I think that dress is sooo beautiful! So romantic 🙂
Post # 7
Mrs.Z.: Gorgeous dress, but I think it depends on how many times the dress has been worn before, if it was altered before, and how much you’ll need to alter it to fit you. I know that my cousin (10 years ago now) got married in a used dress, bought it for $100! And had to get some alterations done, but she really scored a deal. I don;t think it was a designer or name brand dress so that may have been why she got it so low. For me, I wouldn’t pay anymore than $500 if I had to alter it to fit me and if it had been significantly altered to fit the previous person.
Post # 8
I happily paid around a third of the retail price (plus shipping) for my VW sample, and I know that other brides are selling their second-hand VWs for 30-60% off. I’m thinking wedding dresses are like cars – once you drive a brand new car out of the showroom, it knocks thousands off the price. As there’s generally not a lot of “wear and tear” with an item you typically wear once, you could probably re-sell your second-hand or sample dress for around the same price you paid for it. Just make sure you get all of the original receipts/dress bags etc from the seller if you intend to do this!
By the way, it’s a beautiful dress .. floaty and gorgeous. Best of luck in your search!
Post # 9
My dress is 2500 fuller price. I paid 1000 second hand. For your dress I wouldn’t pay more than 800.
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I would pay less than half. My reasoning is that if you pay more than half, the other bride would have paid less than you for a brand new dress!
Post # 12
Mrs.Z.: I would probably feel comfortable paying 50-60% of what it would cost new. I absolutely love that gown and do not feel like it is dated at all!
Post # 13
Maybe half for altered. If you do sell, try to post what measurements it’s been altered to, so people can be more sure of fit.
Post # 14
I love the dress, I think it’s gorgeous. I don’t think it would look dated at all. I was told quite often by dress shops etc. you would expect to pay half price for a second hand gown.