Buying Pre-owned Wedding Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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diana0329 :  I went out and tried dresses on, found the one I wanted and knew what size I needed and then bought it on lastminutebride.com. I recommend them 100%! Fantastic experience!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

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britgotherstud :  The dress is PERFECT!  Excellent.  I think more people should recycle wedding dresses. All these single-use dresses are not environmentally sound

 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I mean I have two dreamy wedding gowns in my Poshmark and the Allure is gorgeous and new with tags. It really can be done! 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I bought my dress new with tags on eBay for $100. It came in a garment bag but shoved in a very small box. There were a few wrinkles that didn’t come out but I tried not to let them bother me. I spent $250 on alterations so all together the dress cost me $350. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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diana0329 :  Echoing everyone, do go out and try on 👗 and decide on the designs, silhouette and fabric/materials you like before getting the dress online. Sometimes you might just be at the right time to get the dress you try on and love on one of the pre-owned dresses websites, right size and measurements. I knew I wanted a ball gown (to he** with my fatness, whatever!). I tried on a White Rose dress in store and loved it, but it was a coloured dress and that wasn’t what I wanted. Saw the Victoria Jane Graziella dress and the price was right on eBay, and the lady was about my height and size. Received the dress and felt absolutely bridal and just right when i tried on for the first time. She included her veil and innerskirt, so I’m all set for my wedding next year. Sorry for the bla bla bla. Hope you’ll will encounter your dress somewhere. I like browsing StillWhite. Let us know what you like, the bees are great at finding treasures!

Post # 26
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Worker bee

I just want to add that if the dress you like has lots of details and/or delicate material, “dry cleaned” may end up being a disaster. I bought a dress on stillwhite that came with all its delicate silk horsehair ruffles torn. My seamstress said it was due to a bad dry clean. From then on I only buy anything not dry cleaned and deal with the dry cleaning myself. There may be some dirt stains at the bottom, but at least it’s not like half of your dress turned up wrecked.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

A friend of mine got hers used on eBay for a great price, it looked amazing, and fit her like a glove! 

Post # 29
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Newbee

I was going to go with pre-owned until I bought a white dress from Lulu’s on sale for $50 last week COMPLETELY on a whim, and it arrived this week and is stunning. The quality is great and the sizing was pretty consistent with the chart. They don’t call them wedding/bridal dresses but you can sort by white long dresses. Not a bad option for brides on a budget!

Post # 30
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Worker bee

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diana0329 :  I bought my dress brand new from preownedweddingdresses.com and just had it altered. The woman I bought this dress from bought two dresses because she found her dream one after. It was my dream dress and less than $700

 

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