(Closed) Wedding Dress Dilemma

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Hi smartl. I agree…scratch 3. If/when it happens, you’ll want another dress (new style, different feel, guy likes a girl in color etc.). 2 is risky, and even though Craig’s List is also an option, you don’t want to have to remember your wedding plans by trying to sell off a gown for 3 months. 1 also bites since the dress shop gets to make bank (my assumption) off of your cancelled wedding. Of course, you could feel a little bit better knowing that they themselves still have to try and sell it and since it’s made to order, it might be more difficult.

What about a mix of 1 and 2? Will the dress shop allow you to leave it there for a period of time? If so, you can try to sell the dress and if you don’t get any bites, leave it at the dress shop, so you lose 50% instead of the full amount.

Post # 4
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75 posts
Worker bee

Why don’t you do a search for the designer on E-Bay, etc., and see a) how much it goes for? b) if there are a bunch of unsold dresses?

Another site to try is http://preownedweddingdresses.com.

 

Post # 7
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51 posts
Worker bee

perhaps a newly engaged woman woman from either this site or theknot.com or one of those other sites would want to buy it… put up an ad!

Post # 8
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

You could try posting it on Weddingbee Classifieds. I have to admit, I’m curious of what it looks like.

Post # 10
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62 posts
Worker bee

if you do end up "eating the costs" (option 1), maybe you could write it off your taxes. every little bit helps : )

Post # 12
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I wonder if donating it would get you a good tax write off. If so, you could feel good about the dress AND get some monitary compensation.

Post # 13
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75 posts
Worker bee

I second the Weddingbee suggestion. Also, I’m not sure how things are you with you and your ex, but could you ask him to absorb part of the cost if it doesn’t sell or if you go with option 1?

Post # 16
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51 posts
Worker bee

In terms of the e-ring, there is a website http://www.idonowidont.com that people can sell their ring on… i think it’s an auction type site.

Too bad they don’t have a website like that for wedding dresses!

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