? on buying a cheap dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It depends how much altering it would need and how difficult it be to have altered. You could easily spend a few hundred dollars altering a dress.


Post # 3
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it would be better to find a dress you really love. David’s Bridal has some nice sales going on right now.

Post # 4
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

Cleaning and alterations can be hundreds of dollars. You can probably find a dress that you love AND that fits for cheaper than this one will end up being. Good luck!!

Post # 5
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I agree with PPs. it’ll probably cost too much for cleaning and alterations. David’s bridal has some cute dresses and are inexpensive. Also, I suggest looking at bridesmaids dresses at different stores. they’re pretty, you can order them in white or ivory, and they tend to cost WAY less than wedding dresses. 

Post # 6
2388 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Keep in mind most wedding dresses run small. So your street size is not necessarily your dress size. If you know the manufacturer, you can check the measurements and see if you’re that far off. 

The real question is do you like the dress? 

Post # 9
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought my dress from Preownedweddingdress.com 

It was really easy to do, I would highly suggest it. Even if you decide on something from David’s Bridal, try checking there to see if you can find it for less. I paid 200 for a 1000 dress. 

Post # 11
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

lskr4ever:  Truthfully I’ve bought 3

dresses from the site. The first one I didn’t love on, so I returned it to the woman I bought it from. I paid return shipping and got what I sent her back. The second one I loved, but due to some health issues our wedding moved from in the mountains to in my hometown. The dress didn’t suit the new venue so I sold it on the site. I had it posted for a few hours and a woman from my city wanted it. She came over and bought it. The dress I have now I love! It needs a bit of alternations but nothing major. It was new with tags when I bought it so didn’t need to be cleaned or anything. 


All in all I’ve had a good experience, just make sure to ask the sellers lots of questions and be very clear with that their policies are. I would suggest using PayPal, that way if it isn’t as describe you have a safety net because I don’t think preownedweddingdress has one.


  • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by  franklyn.
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