Post # 1
I am considering renting a dress or buying a pre-owned/ pre-worn wedding dress. Is the WORST idea ever?
I just can’t bring myself to invest thousands of dollars in a dress, so I figured renting or pre-owned might be the way to go.
Has anyone had experiences with this?
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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
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
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 # 9
@SpecialSundae: oh… i had no idea that i couldn’t alter the dress if i rented it. duh, didn’t think about that.
Post # 10
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
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
@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 # 13
You ladies rock. I already feel better, greener and smarter for considering the pre-owned route.
Thank you thank you!
Post # 14
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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
I got a preowned dress and I loved it.
Post # 16
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!