(Closed) Second dresses – does everyone plan to sell the first dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i stopped my dress before it went into production but was able to use the deposit to buy a veil and some hair accessories and a necklace for my sister for the wedding day.  i know other girls who were able to sell theirs successfully though so that’s a great option.

Post # 4
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It depends on the dress. Most ppl have pretty good luck selling their dresses. There are several websites dedicated to stuff like that, such as:





and of course the classified section on weddingbee

Good Luck with whatever you decided. We would love to see pictures

Post # 5
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

At this point I’m altering both and keeping both till the wedding. I hope to sell them both after the wedding. The one I do end up wearing, I’ll target selling at 40-50% of retail value assuming it’s still in good condition. For the one I don’t wear, I’ll probably start out asking higher.  

If you don’t plan to alter your dress at all, you can probably ask for 80-90% of face value. That’s what I would pay if I was in the market for a dress, I don’t see the difference between getting a new dress from the store and getting it from another bride. In fact I’d rather get it from the bride with a return policy rather than waiting 5-6 months from the store and not be able to return at all.

Post # 6
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m on my THIRD dress and definitely selling the first two.  And will probably sell the third dress that I am actually wearing once the wedding is over.  Using oncewed and ebay.  I think preownedweddingdresses.com charges a fee.

Post # 7
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep. My dress just came in today, and I will be going in next Thursday to pick it up. I said I’d try it on, just to see if having the real thing can sway me back, but my plan is to sell it. It originally retailed for $899, but I got it during a sale for $799 +tax and shipping, so around $850 altogether. Considering that it would be new and NOT ALTERED (which to me is huge because the buyer can really do anything with it), I plan to ask for $700 obo. Y’know, unless they talk me back into it on Thursday… 😉

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