Post # 1
Okay so I finally decided to consign my brand new kenneth pool dress after not being able to sell it on the bee…. Ive been in touch with a great consignment salon and the manager was wonderful- very patient and answered all my questions. She’s offered me great consignment terms in terms of the sales split and has emailled me the contract which im going to sign tonight and bring the dress tomorrow…
The only thing is that I cant shake this feeling that Im doing something wrong- my dress is brand new and Im afraid that ppl trying it on may wreck it? Does anybody have experiences with consigning- does it really work? I dont know why Im hesitating- maybe its separation anxiety, but I just want to make sure Im doing the right thing…eep?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me some advice??? Any success stories? or is there anything I should look at carefully in the contract?
Post # 3
I have seen so many dresses get trashed in consignment shops. I view it as a last resort.
Post # 4
have you tried preownedweddingdresses.com? I think they get a lot more hits specifically for sales than weddingbee, but I could be wrong
Post # 5
I would definitely try other sale sites first!
Post # 6
Thank you so much for replying
@secondchances: the consignment store said they only specializes in “upscale” wedding dresses- I saw their website and they have priscilla of boston, jim hjelm, amsale etc… the manager said they take really good care of their gowns and that she wont show brides mine unless they have the budget for it to avoid wearing and tearing… do you think she was just giving me the sales pitch? because in their contract they said that they are not liable for “normal wear and tear”? whats normal?
@mandypop: I tried this too, but its scary… Its tedious to answer emails every week and then people really low ball you hard- like one person asked if I would accept $500 when the dress is worth over 5K and then got upset when I politely declined =(
Post # 7
Any success stories? or am I just being too optomistic?
Post # 8
@honeybuzz: I think consignment should be your last ditch effort as well. Normal wear and tear basically covers anything other than them ripping the dress in half lol. I don’t think I would do it. I just sold a dress on preownedweddingdress.com and it worked out great. Who cares if someone gets angry at you because you wouldn’t accept their sh*tty offer lol. It might take a little while but you will find someone that will come along at the right price! Also there are a few blogs like 100layercake.com, oncewed.com and ruffledblog.com that you can put your dress up for sale for free.
Post # 9
theres alot of websites that you can post your dress for sale.. examples are preownedweddingdresses.com, recycledbride. etc…. im sure you will find a house for it