(Closed) I am thinking about buying/ or renting a wedding dress….

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you wear a "used/ pre-worn" wedding dress

    No way bad juju.

    Yes, what does it matter

    I wouldn't but I understand if you want to

    No, I need something brand new

    I would buy a pre-worn dress but never rent

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I purchased a dress from a boutique and then ended up buying a sample of my dream dress. I saw go the preowned route. The dress was in perfect condiition and I love it. You can definitely get more for your money that way. The only problem I have is that I am now stuck with a new beautiful gown that I need to sell

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Going to sound really odd but I MAY have brought a pre-owned dress if I didn’t know it’s history (I went the Chinese replica route instead) BUT I wouldn’t try on or borrow my MOHs dress even thou she was my size when she got married because she is now divorced from him and I have a weird superstition about “divorced” dresses!! I guess in that case all the “bad juju” is in my head cos you wouldn’t necessarily know a dress’s history if you brought it from a stranger pre-owned!! I know I am a strange one hehehe

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @KeepingUp20

     

    Ever consider buying a dress online?  I just bought a brand spanking new dress online today for $177, which includes the cost of shipping.  Seemed like a pretty good deal to me. 

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I bought a new dress, but I´d totally use a rental/used one.. The problem is, where I live (or even in the areas surrounding it) is extremely hard to find a decent wedding dresses to rent (I´m not even sure that concep exists here! lol)… So I went and bought a new one..

    I honestly don´t think there´s anything such as “bad juju” (whatever juju is!) with wearing a used dress.. I mean, grooms rent their wedding outfits all the time.. so it´s the same!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I bought my once worn dress from oncewed.com – I love it and can’t wait to wear it in 30 days!!!

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My wedding dress is pre worn!! I bought it from a second hand bridal store. You wouldn’t even know it was worn before, it’s in perfect condition. 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m renting my dress, and it will be altered to fit me.  Incidentally, this place gets new dresses all the time, and I will be the first one to wear this particular one.

    I’ve never been the type of person that dreamed about their wedding dress, so there was not much chance of me having any sentimental feelings about buying one.

    Good luck on your search!

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee

    My dress was pre-owned. It’s an awesome way to get an amazing dress for less! I don’t know that you’d be any better off renting. At least if you buy one you can sell it afterward to recoup the cost. Either way, nothing wrong with not having a brand new dress.

    Post # 26
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @delicious
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    @delicious  can i ask where you rented it from?

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @lauraq123  can i ask where you rented it from?

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It’s the BEST idea. Reduce, reuse, recycle! (Especially when thousands of dollars are at stake). I was in my BFFs wedding last week and she worn an unbelievable full lace gown that was bought from another bride. It was an amazing dress, she got it for $500.

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee

    Where I come from it’s actually good luck to wear a pre-worn dress. Go for it!

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My dress is pre-owned, a Watters full lace ballgown for $550. I saved a lot of money and have my dream dress that I can keep. I purchased mine from an online bridal consignment shop, sundaysbridal.com.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    that may be fine for you, i couldnt do it though. Im a huge believer in luck and karma, and there is no way of knowing if the bride who wore it before you is still happily married. If she wore the dress and then divorced, to me it puts bad karma on the dress. Mine has to be new. If you are not worried about that, then a preowned dress would be great to save money

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