(Closed) Is it weird to buy on line a preowned wedding dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
142 posts
Blushing bee

It’s perfectly fine – the whole process of falling in love with the dress is, I think, really played up by the Wedding Industrial Complex, and sometimes you can also fall in love with a preowned gown. I very nearly asked to borrow the wedding gown of my Matron of Honor, married twenty years ago.

It is lighter on the budget, yes, but also very ecological too. And you would probably be helping a newlywed who’s selling it catch up on her budget. And you could do the same thing afterward and help out another young woman with budget problems by recycling it further and sharing the love.

If not, I think there are some really lovely bridesmaid dresses out there that could be done in champagne or blush and would be perfectly lovely as a wedding dress. I’m very tempted to go that route, even.


Post # 4
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think it’s weird at all. I bought my dress online from China. Some people have a hard time accepting that, but I like being different from the norm. 🙂

I would encourage you to look for dresses online. If you find one in your budget, other people should not bother themselves with where it comes from or if you’ve tried it on before you pay for it. Do what’s best for you, even if that means being “weird”.

Post # 5
3142 posts
Sugar bee

Answer to your question… hell N to the O!  Its fine!

If you fall in love with it online and fall in love with the price, that is the perfect dress for you too!

And maybe if you can, try and go try on some dresses and make note of different shapes and styles so that you can have a better idea of what you’re going to like.

Happy shopping!

Post # 6
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@luisasotelo:  I bought and sold my dress online.  I got a $7000 dress for $4500 and turned around and sold it for nearly as much.  I tried on many dresses in stores (including the one that I eventually bought online).  However, I didn’t have 6 months to wait for a dress to arrive, and the “trying the dress on” experience was not worth thousands of dollars to me when I could get a perfect dress for so much less that had only been worn for a few hours.  I also like my dress wasn’t wasteful.

Post # 7
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you taken a look at the classifieds? So many dresse are bought and sold there. Why would it be weird if so many people are doing it? It’s totally cool, don’t worry.

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