Post # 1
Just got back from my first alterations appt. and walked out with a $300 veil. I love it! But I keep exceeding my budget on every purchase. Did any of you sell some of you wedding accessories. Were you successful?
Post # 3
I actually have not tried to sell any of the wedding items. I did however leave a bunch of items to the venue for them to offer to other brides to use.
The venue had quite a few items from previous weddings that were very useful for my wedding, so I thought I would help them out.
Post # 4
The first dress I bought (which I didn’t end up wearing) was REALLY hard to sell. I was suprised because it’s actually a style that’s really popular right now, and I knocked down the cost a ton. I still actually haven’t sold it, but I keep trying 🙂 It’s been over a year.
Post # 5
I was able to sell nearly all my decor and extra wedding purchases through weddingbee, craigslist and other sites. I am really thankful for that. However, it did take a lot of time. Sometimes, it felt like a second full-time job (but then, I had a lot to sell!)
If you will be shipping things, you have to get a lot of quotes…and many potential buyers never follow up or respond at all. That can be frustrating. That being said, if your items are well-priced and you’re diligent about it, there always seems to be a bride who’s interested. You also meet some great people through the process (who usually have a similar aesthetic.)
The only thing that was extremely tough was selling my second wedding dress. (I changed my mind and got a different gown.) It’s a pretty popular style but I still expected it to be hard. That’s a lot of money and a huge purchase…and not everyone will trust someone over the internet (and rightfully so!) I had it listed on preownedweddingdresses. They were really great, but it actually ended up selling through craigslist. I had to knock the price down a lot, and that hurt, but I loooooved seeing another bride so excited about the purchase. 🙂
Long story short, it can be done…but takes time and effort! GOOD LUCK!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Yep, it can take awhile. I’m still trying to unload the first dress that I bought and didn’t end up wearing. But, if you have patience, you will sell most stuff eventually!
Post # 7
Anyone have luck with veils? That’s one I’ll definitely part with and it will make me feel better about spending way too much.
Post # 8
I bought a sample dress that was too big for me, so I put an ad in craigslist. Someone from the UK ended up contacting me for the dress. I ended up getting what I first paid for the dresses. I had some really good luck.
I haven’t officially posted my centerpiece vases on craigslist, which I should do. I had a prospective buyer but she only wanted half of my vases. I wanted to sell them all because it’s not that often to find someone with 20 vases.
Post # 9
I put some DIY things on the WB classifieds, and I want to sell my dress. I originally planned to sell everything from my wedding, but it seems like I haven’t had the motivation to take pics/list everything. I expected to recoup like $500, but so far I haven’t sold anything!
Post # 10
Ditto to everything that Goodbuddy said…Ive been able to sell most things but its been a lot of work.
Post # 11
MIghtySapphire I am with you, I haven’t sold anything. I just need to take pics and price them, I just haven’t felt like doing it yet.
Post # 12
I have so much stuff that I was planning on selling and that I haven’t even looked at since the wedding. Just finding the motivation to take pictures and list it can be hard. I think once I have it at my house it will help though, right now it’s being stored at my mom’s.
So I can’t speak as to how stuff actually sells but it can definitely be difficult making yourself spend the time cleaning, prepping, photographing and listing it.
Post # 13
I haven’t gotten around to doing anything about it yet. However, I think my mom’s going to want the stuff out of the basement soon. UGh. One more thing to do.
Post # 14
I’m not going to sell the dress and veil, but I am selling everything else. 7 months after the wedding and I only have our table overlays left. Everything else (and there was a ton) sold quickly. I’ve made about 70% back of what I spent on the items.
Post # 15
This is a good post. I’ve been wondering about the same thing. Rentals costs are so high that we are considering purchasing things like plates, linens, and glassware, then reselling it. I’m not sure if it is worth the hassle, but I’ll do it if I’m confident I can make some of the $$ back.
Post # 16
I sold our 30 tablecloths and table runners on Craigs List. They went pretty quickly. Now I’m trying to sell our wedding arbor but not having much luck.