(Closed) dress regret…advice about selling first dress?? please help me

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first dress has been sitting in a consignment shop since April…….. Everyone has different luck with selling their first- some sell it right away, some never sell it. I think preownedweddingdress.com is a good place to sell it, any consignement shop, craigslist (yikes), or ebay?

Post # 4
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@futuremrsbc:  I actually bought my dress from the Weddingbee classifieds section 🙂

I haven’t used it to sell anything, but you might want to check it out. You should prepare yourself to take a loss on the original purchase price, even if it’s in pristine condition. Good luck!

Post # 5
9228 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@ANGELaaimt:  I agree. Most people think they will get a minimum of 80% for their dress but in reality it is more like 30-50%. Even if the dress has never been worn it is still a used dress. If you need to recoup most of your money back on the first dress because you do not have the funds to go towards a second dress then you need to seriously reconsider selling.

Post # 6
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@futuremrsbc:  I bought my dress from Last Minute Bride on facebook.  They seem to sell a lot of their dresses, rather quickly.  Now I don’t know how they get these dresses, but I know that they sell designer dresses for less than designer prices.  Maybe send then a PM on facebook and see if they would be interested in purchasing yours?  Good luck!!


ETA, I agree with PP you probably won’t get even close to all of your money back……unfortunately.


Post # 7
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013



Dress regret is such a pain in the ass, isn’t it? I had major dress regret as well but, unfortunately for me there was no way I could get another dress and trying to sell it? Yeah right! It was a discontinued David’s Bridal dress that no one was going to want unless I was giving it away for free.


I had to tell myself, “Suck it up, buttercup! I’m an adult, not a bratty kid, and there was a reason I choose this dress! Because it was beautiful, it made me feel beautiful, and I could see myself on my wedding day in this dress!” I had to shake all that self-doubt out of my head. Sure it’s not a mermaid or fit and flair, and it’s not lace or tulle, and it’s most certainly not a Maggie Sottero but, it is my dress and I’m going to look amazing on my wedding day.


Now, I’m not calling you a brat by any means! But I do think you should really take an honest look as to why you don’t like this dress that at one time you did like enough to purchase before you try selling it. Let’s say you don’t sell it in time? Will you be able to buy the dress of your dreams regardless of that fact? If not, it will just breed more resentment for the dress when you could have been embracing the dress as your own all along. Good luck!




Post # 8
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It took me 10 months to sell my 1st dress. (Could never sell my 2nd one!) I just sold it about a week ago on Kijiji but got way less than what I paid.

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