Post # 1
Hi hive! I didn’t think I should put this in the classifieds since I am not sure I will try to sell it, so I hope it’s ok here. I bought a dress when I first got engaged, but since then the wedding plans have gone from elegant evening affair, too backyard relaxed party with a taco truck. My dress is gorgeous but much more appropriate for a more formal wedding. I have been thinkingabout getting a more informal dress and selling my current one. The problem is i bought it as a sample. The dress looks great, but it needs a new zipper, and also boning. I had planned to get this all fixed before the wedding. I was wondering if you think anyone would actually buy it if I sold it, or if people would probably not be interested since it would need those things fixed. The gown is Romona keveza Legends, and originally retailed for $4060. Do you think it has any resale value? I really appreciate the help!
Post # 3
Yes but probably at a significant loss to you. It’s quite a pain to get a dress reconstructed.
Honestly I don’t think it’s too formal for you. It’s not blingy, it’s just a fancy material. I’d still wear it. I really think it’s still quite simple enough.
Post # 4
I am with ejs on this one. It is a beautiful dress but it is one fo those dresses that can be pulled off in any environment. It doesnt have a lot of fancy bead work and as long as your accessories stay simple I think it would be fine. As for a resale, yes you could sell it but I dont think you will be able to get what you paid. You could always try tho!
Post # 5
Honetly, I think that dress is too nice for a taco truck wedding.
Post # 6
I think it really matters what YOU feel comfortable in. If you would feel over-dressed in this gown, then sell it. If you think you’ll still feel fabulous, then wear it!
If you decide to sell, I think you could still make some decent money on it. I would say $1K at least? Other bees that are more knowledgable in this area can correct me if I’m wrong though. That’s $1K more you’d have for wedding costs for a future house down payment 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for all the opinions. Thankfully I did not pay full price and if I could sell it for $1000 I would be more than happy. If I do decide to get another dress it will be a much lighter fabric (since I’m getting married outside in the summer). Such a tough decision.
Post # 8
I think you could def sell it – there is someone out there for everything! That said, how cool would it be to just really go all out and go super pretty and formal with that taco truck? Just keep the make up, hair, and accessories simple and rock it!
Post # 9
I don’t know if you could get $1000 for it because of the alterations, etc. needed, but I’m sure you could get something since it is an expensive dress. You could probably get enough to cover a more casual dress for your more casual affair if that’s what you wanted to do. You can always OBO it and see what comes in!
Post # 10
I would just wear it, it’s gorgeous plus you will never recoup that kind of money!
Post # 11
You can wear whatever you want to on your wedding day – taco truck or not. You only get one (or most of us do anyway), so be the bell of the ball, no matter how simple the affair. Better to be over dressed, than under dressed I always say.
You can also buy a simpler dress for the reception after the ceremony if you wanted…
Post # 12
I think you should try and sell it. After all, you bought it knowing it needed those alterations. There’s has to be at least one other bride out there like you who’d be willing to take on the alterations.
Post # 13
I think you’d take a big loss, but you’d probably be able to sell it as is. But my 2 cents – wear it! It’s so gorgeous, it’d be a shame not to. 🙂
Post # 14
Um, that could look rockin with a taco truck! Do a birdcage veil and big statement necklace and bright shoes… you could really run with that!
If you want to sell it though, I think you should. Because you don’t want to have dress regret, definitely!
Post # 15
I would keep it and wear it for the ceremony if u are having one, but if ur only having the reception u can still wear it. I think the dress is amazing but ur gonna loose a lot also trying to sell it cuz u wont get nearly as much as what u paid for it. If u do want to sell it then sell it, its ur decision. U can always keep it and take pictures in it after the wedding for more formal pictures and make a quest book for yourselves/family
Post # 16
It sounds like the dress needs a lot of work – and I’m going to guess you didn’t pay $4000 for it.
As someone who’s obsessively watched three major used dress sites for the past few months, please hear me say this with love: if you list that you bought the dress at a sample sale, don’t try to claim you paid $4000+ for it.
There are countless women out there trying to sell dresses they bought at sample sales, and the ones who list the dress at it’s original retail value don’t seem to be having much success, while the ones who list theirs according to how much they actually paid do. I know that when I see a dress listed as being from a sample sale but with no indication of how much the seller actually paid, only the original value, I skip over it, because I feel like they’re trying to turn the dress over for a profit.
Your dress isn’t worth $4000 and needs extensive repairs. That’s why you got it at a sample sale.
It could sell, but remember that you’re marketing to brides looking to save money, and market accordingly. I expect you’ll have a much easier experience in selling it if you do. 🙂