(Closed) It happened..I’m a two dress bride!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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!


good luck!

Post # 6
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
865 posts
Busy bee

oncewed.com is another website you could sell it on.

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