Post # 1
It’s been 4 months since the wedding. As I was working out on my treadmill the other night, saw the large white bags that have been hanging in my basement for the last 4 months. What’s in those bags? My dress, crinolin slip, veil and head piece. As much as I absolutely loved wearing my dress on my wedding day, the thought that ran through my head was how much space it was taking up in my basement! And… how much I’d love some extra $$$ to spend on the crusie we’ll be taking in a few months. So, it’s come to this … I’m finally ready to part with the dress.
For those of you that have sold your dresses, how did you go about doing it? I’d love to hear your experiences and any tips you may have.
Post # 3
I bought two dresses (because I changed my mind about the first one). Anyways, I sold the first one by taking it to a consignment shop in the area that specializes in wedding dresses. Basically I split the profit 50/50 with the owner of the shop. It sold in 7 days.
I had previously posted the dress on E-bay, Craigslist, and WB classifieds with no luck. I didn’t want to deal with it anymore, so I was okay with only receiving 50% of the sale. I was paid after the dress sold.
Post # 4
I’m curious on this too! I plan on keeping my veil as a keepsake, but I want to sell my dress and crinoline. You would think in this recession people would be looking for a good deal?
Places I looked for dresses that I want to post in:
I know when I was dress shopping, the dresses I was most interested in had the stock photo from the designer as well as a flattering photo of the owner wearing it. I know people like anonimity, but I hated when people blurred out their faces. It made the dress seem…less desirable somehow. Anyway, hope some part of this post helps!
Post # 5
Thanks for the input! When you took your dress to the consignment shop did you have it cleaned first? I’m really interested in selling “as is”. I’d rather lower my price and let the buyer deal with dry cleaning than invest in dry cleaning for a dress that may not sell. I advertised on craigslist a week ago and have some interest in the veil and headpiece but not the dress yet. I’ll have to see if there’s any wedding dress consignments locally….
Post # 6
I sold my dress “as is” but technically I hadn’t actually worn it to the wedding. I would just ask what the store policy is. I called the store before I took in my dress and discussed the terms over the phone. They were more interested in how old the dress was (basically is it still in fashion and not from the 1980) and what size it was. Certain sizes apparently sell better than others just due to demand. Good luck!
Post # 7
I had sold mine before my actual wedding even took place. I posted it on weddingbee classifieds very successfully. Just one post did the trick. After i sold it(2 weeks after i bought it and 2 months before my wedding!) I had about 10 other brides e-mail me about purchasing it. I sold it to a local bride who game me %50 before my wedding and the other 50% when she came to pick it up.
I had no problem parting with it. Selling it was how i justified spending more than i planned on the dress of my dreams. I’m also not one to keep things