(Closed) I am thinking about buying/ or renting a wedding dress….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you wear a "used/ pre-worn" wedding dress
    No way bad juju. : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Yes, what does it matter : (85 votes)
    65 %
    I wouldn't but I understand if you want to : (14 votes)
    11 %
    No, I need something brand new : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I would buy a pre-worn dress but never rent : (25 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    im trying to sell a brand new one cheaper then you can buy it brand new.. im hoping this isnt taboo because i need someone to buy it.. so i say go for it!

    Post # 4
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Nope what difference does it make?

    It will have only been worn 1 time before! Surely you wear clothes more often than that. And it will look pristine having been tailored for you and dry cleaned.

    Post # 5
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @KeepingUp20: I’d be happy in a pre-worn dress, but not a rental. If it’s rented you can’t have it altered to fit.

    Post # 6
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i would and this is one of those things i wish i knew more about when i bought my dress. i spent too much on my dress, but i didnt know how many places i could have searched for a used one. If i had known how common it was, i would have looked around more.  i did sell my dress though with my newfound knowledge of sites like preownedweddingdress.com.  And before i sold it, i got a TON inquiries. so i am pretty sure it is fairly common to do this.  I just think how lucky this girl is getting a designer dress for HALF of what i paid!  and her measurements are similar to mine, so she may not even need alterations! (alterations also cost a shit load).

    Post # 7
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have actually been on the hunt for a used/vintage dress.  I am totally open to the idea, and in fact, I sort of love the concept because it’s a very “green” thing to do.  It literally makes my stomach hurt to think of spending (potentially) thousands on a dress that will be worn only one time.  (No judgment whatsoever on anyone else, but for me, I just can’t justify it.)

    So far, I haven’t had any luck finding my perfect used dress, but I’m hoping I will soon!  Good luck to you, as well!

    P.S. I wouldn’t rent because of what @SpecialSundae: said.

    Post # 8
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The only thing I would worry about would be finding one that I could actually try on in stores. If I could and I found one online cheaper, I would consider it if the bride hadn’t made alterations (if it was a dress regret scenario or something). If she had made alterations, I would be hesitant since my body type is a little weird (I have a very, very large chest), but that’s the only thing that would stop me!

    Post # 10
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    wedding dress rental is not really abig area because dress styles are constantly changing and because its so expensive to have a wedding dress cleaned and altered to fit different sizes that renting a dress is sometimes just as pricey as buying it.

    Post # 11
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m renting my dress and it’s getting altered to fit. The place I got it from gets new dreses every season and sell their older dresses for a discounted price.

    Every bride should do what is right for them, so I’m in no way saying that buying is not a good idea.

    For me, I wouldn’t know what to do with my dress afterwards and didn’t want to spent lots of money cleaning it. A lot of my friends have dirty dresses in their closets for years, so I just thought it’d be better for me to just give it back.

    To each her own!


    Post # 12
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @jo.lee: I agree with this. I would prefer to purchase a dress that hasn’t been altered. If it were altered too small in one area (like the chest), it probably wouldn’t work for me.

    Post # 14
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center

    thank u for this post im going to get a used or rented dress i rather use the $$ as a down paymnet for a house 

    Post # 15
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I got a preowned dress and I loved it.

    Post # 16
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i have found many dresses that i have had in mind on pre-owned sites!! i also have come across ones made in china that are very cheap!! i’m all about saving a buck!

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