Post # 1
Hi Fellow Bees –
I am trying to sell my wedding dress from my Summer 2011 wedding without much luck. It is Priscilla of Boston/melissa Sweet style Talita. I paid over $3000 for it and would be thrilled to recoup $1000 back (66% discount). I have had no luck on multiple websites – ebay, wedding bee, recycled bride, preowned wedding dresses, once wed, etc. I have tried reducing (and reducing) my price but still no luck 🙁
It is a great dress, very flaterring, etc that I would love to pass onto another bride, but not sure how low I want to go.
Any advice selling from other brides out there?
Post # 3
Make sure you have great pictures of it up and list the measurements. The size of the dress also might be an issue if you’re not a popular size.
Post # 4
I bought my dress on ebay!
Make sure you list the dress # in the title, use plenty of pictures of the ACTUAL dress and possibly the designer’s image and as many details as possible (color, size, altererd or not, your height, your bust/waist/hip measurements, and damage or dirt, etc). Having the ability to try on the dress is also a draw, especially at that price.
To be totally honest, though, a lot of the people looking for used bridal gowns have very small budgets. I wanted to spend no more than $500 and ebay allowed me to do that!
Post # 5
You could also look at Craigslist.org and do a free ad there, but you will have to replace the ad every week. $1,000 may be too much for a used gown, but place the ad each week at a different price and see what kind of bite you get.
Post # 6
Saw the dress, very pretty.
I would make sure to add any measurement details (yours will do) and height (with shoes). For me it was impossible to find a used dress that would accomodate my height with shoes so I opted to purchase a new dress instead.
Best of luck!