(Closed) Jenny Packham dress and a plan

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee

You could always put it on a site like http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/. But, the dresses on that site are generally half of what the Bride paid for it. You could always consider doing craigslist or even Ebay it. Hope that helps!

Post # 4
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I think it’s a fine plan, as long as you’re 100% financially prepared if it turns out you can’t sell the dress (and you won’t end up going without rent/mortgage payment/food/other necessities if the money doesn’t come through).  There is no guarantee that you’re going to be able to sell the dress for the amount that you want, even in the best scenario (dress in pristine condition).  What if the dress only sells for $1000– would you still see it as a manageable exchange then?  Or, what if someone steps on your train during the event, and puts a huge rip in the fabric?  Or what if a guest spills a glass of wine down the front of the skirt, and it won’t come out in cleaning?  I don’t mean to be doom-and-gloom, just keep in mind that there’s always a possibility that the dress won’t sell at all.  It is a very beautiful dress, though!  Good luck!

Post # 5
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Let me guess- you’re buying it at White? ๐Ÿ™‚ I bought my gown there and the dresses are gorgeous!

jhphi has great points- the "what ifs’? I plan on selling my gown once I’m done, however you need to have a contingency plan if selling the gown doesn’t work out… 

It’s a pretty big risk to take, but if this is the *one*, it;’s hard to say no… 

Post # 6
25 posts


 I feel your pain.  I love Jenny Packham and is really over budget.

Thinking about ordering a "inspired" dress…but not sure how it would turn out since her dresses are not the traditional structured sort.

Why not just buy a gently worn version verse a new dress?

This way, if you are not able to sell it afterwards, it is less of a financial loss.

Post # 8
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Congrats!! Seems like a win-win situation. ๐Ÿ™‚ Will you still resell it when you’re done, to pay the good bridal karma forward? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969


Your dress is amazing! I love it! You look so beautiful in it also! Great choice!

Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Have you tried looking for the same dress that someone else is selling half price? If you wouldn’t mind buying a dress once worn then you may find it’s less stressful overall. I guess you would have to search for that dress in a large size to accommodate any potential alterations. Also, I would call Jenny Packhan directly and ask about future sample sales. There are currently several Jenny Packham dresses for sale at http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/ although not your specific one–I did check! Maybe you can fall in love with a similar Jenny Packham style? Actually, check out this link asap: http://www.sellmyweddingdress.co.uk/database/dress_info.php?ref=1703


looks like there is a used one for sale after all!  

Post # 12
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Your dress is gorgeous! Congrats!

Post # 13
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s gorgeous.  To be honest I think I like it better than the Jenny Packham.  I think the drop waist really flatters your figure, and the layers in the skirt add a lot of fun and visual interest.  It looks more "wedding-y" to me while maintaining the flowy feel of the first one.   The bodice is so unusual too!

Post # 14
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE that Enzoani dress BW!  I also love that Jenny dress earlier too!

Enzoani gets my vote though.

Ok…add Enzoani to my list of dresses to look at along with Anjolique and Martina Liana.

Post # 15
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

That’s a phenomenal dress! Great choice!

I know that Dessy and Alfred Angelo have some maids’ styles that would probably complement your gown very well. I know for sure that AA has one with an empire waist and a flowing bottom half that’s very much like yours. I’ll have to see if I can dig up a link for you!

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