Post # 1
I’m not interested in keeping my dress but I’m not sure what to do with it.
I wanted to sell it but it seems my $1900 dress would be consigned at $999 and $550 was the best I could expect from it. $500 from another place. Which isn’t bad but it needs dry cleaning first which seems to be about $300 but the cheapest place I went to just told me they won’t do mine because it’s got organza in it. Ughh.. I might still do it I guess but I have more looking around to do.
I know there are ways to donate dresses but I’ve found mostly US ones and many ask for money for drycleaning. Are there any that offer up tax receipts for dresses in canada? I would pay for drycleaning or send the money with the dress if there is a tax benefit or something… but I don’t want yet another expense just to free up closet space.
Post # 2
I would say kijji or a facebook buy and seeL. If your dress is relatively new and you price it at something like 500 it shouldn’t take long to sell! If it’s older than 2 years than It will be a much cheaper price to sell…..
there are also places that accept gown donations for still born infant outfits Or grad dresses. Depending on the dress style it could be dyed for a grad dress…….
Post # 3
Pele: The Bride’s Project is in Toronto. You won’t get a tax receipt though. I’m going to take my dress there after the wedding.
Post # 4
sostobe: that’s awesome! I live out west but think that’s a great cause!
Post # 5
Pele: The Brides Project in Toronto is a great place to donate your dress to! All the proceeds go to cancer research. Last year they raised around $100,000!! You do not need to dry clean the dress, however they do not give tax receipts since they are a charity that donates to other charities – they don’t qualify. Here’s the website if you are interested! http://thebridesproject.com/
Post # 6
I agree with PPs. The Bride’s Project is an awesome spot to donate your dress!
Post # 7
In Alberta, there is Angel Dresses Canada – they take wedding dresses and craft “Angel Dresses” for children and infants to wear at final burial services.