Post # 1
Pretty much all I’m asking was in the subject… haha. My dress will cost probably $1,200, and our whole wedding will be costing about $11,000. Soooo thinking of reselling. But I would imagine it’s difficult, as most people don’t sell wedding dresses repeatedly and so nobody would trust a dress coming from ONE person who has a ONE time sale… which is what’s keeping me from buying a once-worn dress! I’d be afraid the person stained it or it was dirty, and I’d just be out x-amount of dollars.
So has anyone tried? Was/is it difficult? What’s the best way to do it?
What percentage did you sell it for off what you paid?
Post # 3
I’m actually curious about this as well so I’m bumping for you!
Post # 4
I want to know too! Have a brand new Sottero & Midgley Elaine I would like to sell at some point. Tagging to reference later
Post # 5
Haha thanks! Yeah, I really want to know. I’ll have a Maggie Sottero Micah, most likely. I’ll probably need to sell it.
Post # 6
I’ve been trying to sell my first dress (I had dress regret and went with another) for a few months. It’s SO hard and nobody seems to want it.
My actual dress, I’d never sell. I love it too much 🙂
Post # 7
I was married in September 2011, listed the dress in October 2011, and it sold in January 2012. I listed it for free on Recycled Bride. I sold the dress for half of what I paid.
I cleaned the dress myself at home (the only parts that were dirty were the bottom and it came SUPER clean). I listed the dress with a lot of photos and gave specific information about all the details, any alterations that were done, etc.
It was a somewhat annoying process – a lot of half interested people who string you along, several that would ask a bunch of questions and then you’d never hear from them again, and a few of the scams (I’ll send a check and have someone pick it up). I also listed it on CL (figured local would be easier) but I didn’t have much interest until I had a buyer from Recycled Bride (then I had two local brides contact me wanting to see it).
Post # 8
tagging for future reference. curious as well!
Post # 9
I didn’t see a poll answer for mine.. I bought a dress from recycledbride, got it, beautiful.. Didn’t fit my body right… Bah.
Put it up on CL and now on RecycledBride (has been on CL for months) and no buyers, so it’s still up for sale!!
Post # 10
I had a friend try to resell a wedding dress for over a year and still has it. I know someone else who used a pageant dress in her wedding and sold it the same weekend.
I think all you can do is list. There’s someone some threads down that sold like all five of her gowns.:
Post # 11
I had two dresses- suffered from dress regret over an impulsive process. I put my dress on recycled bride, preowned wedding dresses and ebay. Eventually I gave up on Ebay because I got tired of relisting it repeatedly. It ended up selling about 7 months after I listed it on RecycledBride. My dress was a Anne Barge, a style that is currently available and I sold it exactly for what I paid for it. The buyer paid me through paypal and I had no problems. It definitely was difficult AND a lengthy process, but in the end it was a huge relief that I was able to sell it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I would imagine that the REALLY popular expensive dresses aren’t that tough, but anything else would be difficult to sell. If someone can scrape toghether the cost of the dress, then they will probably buy new.
Post # 13
I listed my dress and it sold in less than a week! Definitely was not difficult for me. I did not expect it to even sell!
Post # 14
Mine took about 2 months and for about 50% of the price.
Post # 15
We sold mine on eBay. We listed it for significantly less than other people were because we just wanted it out of the house, so it sold FAST.
Post # 16
You post a lot of pictures proving that it isn’t dirty – that’s how people trust that it isn’t dirty! I sold my dress. It wasn’t that hard. Don’t expect more than 50% of the original price, though. I think people think it’s “difficult” because they are expecting too much.