Post # 1
So I went to Davids Bridal right after I got engaged and was bullied into buying a dress that night. I was given the speach about the dress being on sale for that week only (even though about 7 months later the sale is still going) and bombarded with 4 to 5 sale girls telling me this was the one. Like a pushover, I fell for it and purchased the gown. As my wedding continued to approach I realized the dress wasnt really me and b/c Davids Bridal was my first stop I should try on more dresses. I went to a boutique and fell in love with a new dress, I even went to several other boutiques and still loved that dress from the first boutique. I went ahead and made my purchase and…now its official, I have two dresses. Have any of you been in this same position? Whats the best way to get rid of the first dress?
Post # 3
Try putting a listing here in the classifieds section. Or put it up on preownedweddingdresses.com or Ebay.
Yay to you for finding your right dress!
Post # 4
definitely the classified sections as well as craigslist… sometimes db will let you exchange it for somethin else you need. i’m thinking accessories because at least then you can get close to the full price. do you have pictures of either dresses? make sure whe you put the dress up for sale you put your size (street and dress) and your measurements as well as pictures so you won’t have tons of people asking you 😀
Post # 5
i second Tulip61110’s ideas- put it up for sale somewhere! Or, everywhere! If you can get exposure in multiple places, you’ll sell it faster! I would also throw in oncewed.com as a possible place to list the dress you don’t want!
Post # 6
I was a two-dress bride as well. My big mistake was trying on a dress that I knew was way, way out of my budget – but it was the only gown I couldn’t get out of my head. Turns out, that was my dream dress. It was the only gown-gown that I liked on my body. But I couldn’t justify the cost and after several salons, I couldn’t find anything in my price range. I ended up going into a designer gown resale shop and found a gown I didn’t hate, and I liked, but definitely didn’t love. The price was awesome, and I bought it on the spot, out of a strong desire to just be done with the whole dress shopping thing.
Several months later, five months before our wedding, I admitted to myself, husband (FI at the time) and family that I didn’t like my dress. It was hard because they all loved it on me (husband was totally supportive though). I realized that I was really drawn to tea-length dresses, and I ended up trying some Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on that came in white, and I found my second dress. It was only $270 with tax, so it worked out well and I was SO relieved when I bought it.
I tried to sell the other one for a year, and while I had a few close sales, I never could unload it, even at a greatly discounted price. But I got a LOT of bites from the weddingbee classifieds, and also Craigslist. In the end, I gave it back to the resale shop where I purchased it originally, and they give me half what they sell it for, so I’m still waiting 🙂
Post # 7
You don’t want to wear both? I had a dress for the ceremony and then another dress for the reception. It was a lot of fun!
Otherwise, I guess you can sell it on weddingbee, projectwedding, idonowidont, bravobride, craigslist, ebay…
Post # 8
oncewed.com is another website you could sell it on.