(Closed) Anyone serve as bridesmaid and sell dress after they wore it once? Any tips?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I haven’t tried selling, but I’ve donated several bridesmaids dresses to charities that give them to high school girls who can’t afford prom dresses, including the Glass Slipper Project and Cinderella’s Closet.  If you itemize your taxes, the tax deduction might be pretty worthwhile.  Generally, for tax purposes you can value the donation at the thrift/resale value of the dress.

Post # 5
6112 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sapphire–stars:  You can try Tradesy.com.


I think the advantage Tradesy has over other sites is that people can return the dress if it doesn’t fit.  People will like that option. Call it an formal gown or evening gown, maybe not bridesmaid in its title.


Does it seem like a dress people would want to wear to something?  Or does it really looking like an over the top Bridesmaid or Best Man dress?

Post # 6
3562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Let me know if you have any luck! I am currently trying to unload a bridesmaid dress that I never wore! I paid $170 for it at David’s Bridal for a friend’s wedding, and about a month before the wedding, they decided to cancel and go to the Justice of the Peace instead.  Now I have this ball gown that I’ll never wear!  I tried to sell it on the Bee, but no luck! 

Post # 7
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@spring-bride:  I did the same thing with my old dresses. I highly recommend it!

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