(Closed) preowned dresses

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I didn’t purchase one pre-owned but I’m hoping to sell mine.  I’ve been considering ebay, http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com and http://www.oncewed.com.  And of course, check out the classified section here on Weddingbee!!

I’d suggest going to a bridal store or two and trying on dresses so you know what you like.  There are so many choices when it comes to fabric, color, shape, etc.  Once you know what you like (and don’t like) it’ll be easier to narrow down your choices.  And you can get an idea of what size you need and what your measurements are.  Then check out the aforementioned websites to see if they have the styles and designers you’re looking for.  Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

For her wedding, my sister purchased a store sample.  Not really the same thing, but she did get a great deal!  Are you looking for a particular style?

Post # 5
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m wearing a vintage dress, so it was certainly pre-owned! I found it online and anticipated that it would not fit me/need LOTS of alterations, but I was so wrong! It fit like a glove. I think I won the wedding dress lottery 🙂

Post # 6
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I bought mine on ebay from a former bride. I’m now considering selling it again as well.

Post # 7
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t buy a preowned dress, but I bought a preowned mantilla veil.  Its in transit now, I found it one this site and we did the payment through paypal.  It was pretty easy!

Post # 8
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I bought mine on here, in the classifieds section!! 🙂

It was bought as a sample, but never worn or altered – still had the tags. She just changed her mind about what type she wanted. I love it! I go in for my first alterations fitting on Saturday!

I just contacted her on here, we answered/asked questions back and forth, she sent as many pics as my heart desired, and I took the plunge and paid via paypal, and she shipped it that day!

Post # 10
1011 posts
Bumble bee

I went to a bridal salon and tried on a bunch of different things.  I didn’t fall in love with anything, but found some acceptable dresses.  Then I had lunch with mom & sister before we headed to a Brides Against Breast Cancer event.  I’m not 100% sure if my dress was pre-owned or not, but I like it (not in love with it, but I didn’t expect to be in love with any dress), it’s flattering, and barely needs any alterations.  Plus, it was a great price and I know proceeds are to go to women with Stage IV breast cancer.  It was great to be able to try on dresses that were the right size!

Post # 11
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought mine through Bravobride.com  I had tried it on before and so knew I wanted that particular dress.  I paid through Paypal in it arrived exactly when it was supposed to.  The bride even included a sweet card and wants a picture of me in the dress from the wedding.  I had a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend it.  Just be smart and if something doesn’t feel right, don’t go through with it. 

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