Post # 1
I HAVENT STARTED DRESS SHOPPING YET AND IM JUST WONDERING IF ANYBODY IS BUYING A USED DRESS. I DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD EVEN CONSIDER THE IDEA BUT I WOULD LIKE AN AMAZING DRESS BUT DONT KNOW HOW THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WOULD REACT. 2 OF MY BRIDESMAIDS ARE MARRIED AND MY SISTER IS REALLY PICKY SO I KNOW THE OPINIONS WILL COME. JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT MADE OTHER PEOPLE DECIDE TO GET A USED DRESS.
Post # 3
I actually got a used dress off of craigslist. There are soooo many designer gowns on there and in great shape, I think if you can find a good one in great shape and save half or more, why not. Then you can spend the money other places or on a great honeymoon:) My experience was not as great as some, but turned out great. I bought a mori lee dress from a lady for $60 and she shipped it to me. But when it came it was full of stains. I was really upset and disapointed as we could not afford the drying cleaing and such. But I got some woolite and soaked the dress myself and it looks brand new. It is the dress below and I only payed $60 and normaly anywhere from $800-$1000.
Post # 4
To be honest, I haven’t started dress shopping yet, either, but my first trip will be to a Bridal Consignment shop in my area. I am actually hoping to get a used dress. Not only will it be cheaper, but it’s also the “greener” option. I know that my family/friends may have a negative reaction, but if I find a dress that’s perfect and it just happens to be used, so be it. As long as it’s THE dress, I wouldn’t worry too much about what your BMs and sister say.
Also, if you have a consignment shop in your area, many of them actually carry brand new gowns and sample gowns for a fraction of the price.
Post # 5
A preowned dress is so much cheaper! You can get more designer dress for the same amount of money. I wanted a really amazing dress, but I knew there was no way I could pay full retail price. So I bought a Peter Langner dress at a store specializing in selling sample dresses (Glamour Closet, San Francisco) for $2100 instead of the original price of $5,600.
Post # 6
Who cares is my first thought! Just tell them you found the dress and that’s it! If you let them influence your feelings aobut stuff too much you’ll have trouble down the road. A used dress, as long as it’s clean, is a GREAT way to score a beautiful frock without hurting your wallet!
Post # 7
There are a lot of new gowns that women have bought and not worn also and are selling for great prices. I think you can find yourself a great gown for a great price if you just keep your eyes open:)
Post # 8
Used dresses are IN right now. If they react poorly, tell them (1) it’s not their decision; (2) it saves money (3) show them all of the segments on the Today show, WSJ, etc. about how preowned dresses are the new IT thing. You’re definitely NOT alone.
I was going to buy mine used, but I found it as a sample first. I wish I had held out for a used one, because it’d probably be in much better condition and closer to my size!
Post # 9
Mine is pre-owned. I got it from Brides Against Breast Cancer. It all depends on the dress you want. If you find the dress of your dreams new, get it. The same goes w/ used. I went to both new stores and used sales. 😀 Good luck!