Post # 1
Have any of you ever sold your dress after your wedding? I’ve been thinking about it, and I personally don’t want to pay to dry clean and preserve my dress when I realistically think it will just sit in my closet for the rest of my life. I’d rather make some money back off of it.
If you sold it:
-Where did you sell it?
-Did you dry clean it for them, or put that it needs to be dry cleaned?
-How much of a discount did you list it for?
I may be biased, but I think that my dress is phenonomenly beautiful, and I didn’t get any alterations done on it so it’s a “true” size 18 and the bustle is done. With the bustle, it was over $2,000. It’d be great to get some of that money back and let someone else love my wedding dress as much as I did!! I just feel like I don’t even know where to begin, what websites are legit or if I should even do it through a website?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I haven’t sold a dress, but I bought both of mine off of preownedweddingdresses.com and had a great experience with buyers. Most list their dresses at about 50% or more off. They say it takes a few months to a year to sell on their site, it just depends on the size and popularity of your gown. I would for sure have it cleaned first! I would not have bought a dress that wasn’t listed as professional cleaned after the wedding. Good Luck!!
Post # 3
I also just bought mine off the same site as @kellynn323 but it was new, unworn with tags still attached. I paid about 60% of the retail cost (so a 40% discount) but again, it was still brand new. I did not even consider dresses that did not say professionally cleaned (with a receipt or something that can prove that) and I probably would have wanted more of a discount for a used dress. Also, if you can supply pictures of the original receipts/tags (even if not attached) to prospective buyers, that is a plus.
But like the first reponse says, it all depends on the popularity of your gown. We make ridiculous sacrifices to get the particular dress we want 🙂
Post # 4
Awesome! I checked out the website and there are only 2 dresses listed that are the same style so either it will sell really quick because it’s a quick seller or it’ll be a while because it’s not popular lol. Also, it’s plus sized so it may take longer. It really doesn’t matter to me how long it takes, though, it’s just sitting in my closet. I have original receipts so that should help. And I’m more than happy to give over 50% discount- I’d be thrilled to make anything back!
Thanks for your input 🙂
Post # 5
Hey FutureMrsGG! I sold my dress on preownedweddingdress.com a few weeks ago and it was a painless process. I, like you, thought it was too beautiful to simply put away in the back of my closet and forget about it. I’m not gonna lie, I did get a tiny bit sad when I finally sent it to the new owner but…it was totally worth it. I got an email from the buyer saying that she had tried it on and that it had fit like a glove and that she had cried happy tears…it made me incredibly happy too! I suggest you DO get it professionally dry cleaned (most buyers will worry about sweat stains, odors, makeup stains from when people hug you, etc.) and I think you have the price issue figured out so…if it’s what you want I say go for it!