Post # 1
I’m considering selling my wedding dress now that the big day is over, but I’m worried about taking the time to do so and getting no results!
Did anybody sell their dress successfully? Where and how did you do it? How long did it take? What percentage of the dress price did you get back?
My dress was about $4,300 before alterations, and I frankly would love to get $2,000 back by selling it, seeing as I only wore it for like 10 hours of my life, have no plans to wear it again, nor no delusions that any future daughters would have any interest in it (saving my belt and veil in case they do, since those styles change less frequently and drastically), but is that unreasonable? Will I not find many buyers because it’s a higher price point? I’m not sure if it’s worth it to sell it for much less, especially since cleaning it will take another few hundred…
Post # 3
I sold a dress regret dress just last week. I had it listed on preownedweddingdresses.com and also the local Kijiji for where I live. I had some interest on the POWD site but ended up selling it to a local girl for $200 less than I paid – but it was brand new and unworn. Your price is around 50% discount so I think that’s totally reasonable for a used dress. Good luck!
Post # 4
@BookishBelle: I sold FOUR gowns successfully – however they were all budget gowns (under $200) and I got what I paid for basically.
If you do list it online, I’d go with preownedweddingdresses.com as it has great search engines.
Can you find other gowns just like yours for sale to see what they are going for? Google the brand and # and you can find places that others have posted it for resale.
The alterations may be the kicker. If it was taken in at the waist and bust just for you, that’s going to be hard to sell than if you just hemmed it or added a bustle.
Post # 5
@sienna76: Sigh, yeah…fortunately for me, I have a nice hourglass figure…which unfortunately in this case means that I bought a size up to fit my hips and had it taken in elsewhere to fit…but somebody a size smaller could always buy it at half price and alter it down to her size and still have it be significantly less money…maybe I’ll just give to charity…
Post # 6
@BookishBelle: Yes I remember your Insanity photos! LOL
In that case, I’d still try to sell it but less than what everyone else is selling theirs for. I’d go maybe $1600-1700 then (if you were thinking $2000) and mention in the write up your exact measurements or for anyone smaller. If after months it doesn’t sell, then you could donate it for a write off.