(Closed) Any luck in reselling your wedding dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t think I will be reselling mine but I did buy one I "loved" changed my mind when I got home so now I am selling it. It’s been 3 months and no one has been interested.

Post # 4
596 posts
Busy bee

I really thought I would try selling mine after the wedding but since mine is not a super popular designer dress, I don’t think I’ll get very much money for it.  For a few hundred bucks, it’s just not really worth the effort to me.  I’d rather just keep it in my closet in the meantime!

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can’t sell mine because of the damage that was done by the cleaners, but from what I’ve heard you can actually better recoup costs from a non-designer gown versus a designer gown.  For example, I’ve heard of brides who bought a dress for $600 and were able to see it for $400 versus designer gowns costing 5K and being sold for only half that, so about $2,500. 

If you really want to sell your dress, it wouldn’t hurt to try!

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I looked and looked and looked for a specific gown on loads of pre-owned sites for about 3 months.  Many of the listings were up for the entire time, no takers

I think selling your gown is a great idea – but I wouldn’t advise buying a $$$$$ dress thinking you can recoup $$$.  But hey, if it happens, score!

Also, I found preownedweddingdress.com to be the best from a buyer’s perspective.

Another option – would be to see via consignment bridal shop.  Any near you?

Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, i have a wedding dress that i paid $549 for and i recently sold it on Ebay for $100 and that was like pulling teeth…I had it on Craigslist for over 4 months and it was terrible. I dunno what the solution was, but i think i will look on places like Craigslist and Ebay when i look for my new dress…

Post # 9
1 posts

I bought a dress on Ebay for $200 and it didnt fit and I sold it on craiglist for the same price.. I think I made $5… that after 3 days on craiglist…maybe I was lucky!

Post # 10
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan on trying to resell my dress, too, but who knows if I’ll be successful.  It might depend on your measurements as well as the dress itself.  If you’re a ‘common’ size, it’ll probably be much easier.  I’m below average height, so I’ll have a hard time.

I don’t know where you live, Ms. Gerbera, but in the South for the past few years, high school senior girls have been wearing wedding dresses to prom.  So if you can’t find a bride-to-be to buy your dress, try a 17-year old!

Post # 11
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have been trying to sell my dress for about two months now and no takers.  Mine has never been worn or altered.  I was diagnosed with cancer last fall and so with all the medical stuff it doesn’t fit anymore.  I am trying to sell it so I can get a new one that fits.  I have definetly gotten discouraged.  But I have it on this site, craigslist, party pop and a few other sites.  I think everyone is right in that if you are average sized which unfortunetly I am bigger than average it is easier to get rid of. 

   I plan on donating my dress to someone who needs it after my wedding.  From someone who hasn’t been able to have her wedding yet due to medical bills I am going to find someone in a similar situation and donate it:)  Thats if I can sell this one:) 

  Good luck with selling it.  Never hurts to try:)

Post # 12
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

There are also so many websites to try ebay, kijiji, craigslist and a lot of bride sites or forums for them.

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