Post # 1
So I keep going back and forth on wether or not I want to sell my dress.
I’m nervous it will be hard because it’s a custom gown mixing 2 different Rivini Spring 2012 styles. Also not sure on how much I would be able to get for it. I paid about 7k and would hope to get 5k.
Would you be interested in purchasing my dress if you were looking at it on pre owned wedding dresses or another site like that? Honest opinions welcome! Thanks in advance!
This is not a very flattering angle haha need to tone up my abs!
Ignore that weird section of train on the bottom right I’m actually wearing 2 dresses in this photo and the train of the dress underneath is peaking thru
Post # 3
I’m afraid that the problem of trying to sell a dress for 5,000 on a preowned site is that those who can afford a 5,000 dress will not be looking for a preowned dress. I really think your going to have a difficult time selling it. 🙁
Post # 4
I dont think you’d have a hard time selling it… if you lowered the price!
Post # 5
I agree that it would be hard to sell a preowned dress for 5k..people who can afford to spend 5k will be looking at new dresses I’d imagine!
Post # 6
I agree with the pricing comments above!
Post # 7
Yah if I wanted to spend 5k I’d buy new, sorry!
Post # 8
It’s a gorgeous dress, but I agree with PP about lowering the price. I think a 50% reduction is pretty standard for a used dress.
Post # 9
I think you’d be lucky to get any more than 3K for it. Most people looked for preowned wedding dresses are looking for a specific dress at a steal, so it would be a hard sell since it’s custom. And even though it’s custom (and very pretty) you can find dresses that look very similar at much cheaper prices.
You can always give it a shot though, and see if anyone bites. I would use photos from your wedding though, and not the ones above- they are super unflattering!
Post # 10
I must agree with the PPs. In all honesty, when I’ve looked at those pre-owned sites, I have been surprised to see that so many sellers seem to only want to “charge themselves” such a small percentage of the cost of the dress — for wearing it new, but they then are attempting to find someone else to pay for the majority of the cost dress — to wear it “used.”
Although that may appeal to some brides who just could not otherwise afford their dream dresses, I agree with the bees above who have noted that most brides who have $5K budgets likely will want to enjoy the experience of purchasing a new gown.
Post # 11
The dress is absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn’t spend the 5K on it. I agree with the other pp’s when they said that it should prob be at least 50% off.
Post # 12
IF you want to sell it, you are honna have to drop at least 50% if not more! It’s an amazing gown and great quality but I’m thinking you’d have to go down to 1-2K!
Post # 13
I’m definitely going to sell my Tahlia… I’m planning on listing it for $2.5k, which is a little less than half the price I paid
Post # 14
You could always list it on a site and see what happens. If it doesn’t sell at the price you want, you could lower the price or take it off the market.
Post # 15
It’s a gorgeous dress, but for not a brand new wedding dress, the 5K is a little bit higher. However, you can try to sell it with that price, and see what happens. I ditto what PP said.
Post # 16
Thanks everyone for your feedback! I have only browsed the pre owned websites once or twice so I don’t really know how much less than original purchase price dresses sell for.
That being said if I did list it for like $3,500 or a little less is it worth selling it for that much? Is that price worth not being able to see it again in 10, 20, 50 years from now? On one hand I tell myself it’s just going to sit in a closet, which it will, but on the other hand what if a future daughter wants to wear it someday? I’m so torn!