(Closed) Selling your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you sell your dress? (Multiple options for use if you had multiple dresses)
    Online like e-bay or craigslist : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Online wedding dress specific site like preownedweddingdresses or oncewed : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Weddingbee! : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Consignment shop : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Knew someone who knew someone/word of mouth : (0 votes)
    Donated it to an organization : (0 votes)
    Gave it away to a friend.family member : (0 votes)
    Kept it/preserved it for my daughter/future family : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Kept it for anniversary or other future use (self, not others) : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ellabee:  I’m not going to sell my dress, but I did buy mine preowned on oncewed.com. I liked (as a buyer) being able to see a lot of dresses. I saw quite a  few brides willing to let local buyers try the dress on before purchasing, and would have done that if the seller of my dress was local. I think there is a larger market if you list it online. Many brides would be thrilled to be able to try it on first, and you can still allow that even if you list it online (just include a line that says local brides may try on the dress before purchase).

    Post # 5
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Most people that sell dresses online just say no returns for that reason.  So if it didn’t fit the bride, she’ll just have to resell it on her own.  I think that is common.

    Post # 6
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ellabee:  On oncewed.com, the seller decides. The seller I purchased from said that it was not returnable, and I purchased it understanding that unless it was drastically different than it had been described, I could not return the dress. I think it will be much easier for you to sell it online, especially if it fits a nonstandard size. (If you are short it will be a dealbreaker for a lot of girls, but for me it was a plus not to have a dress hemmed but I suspect a good seamstress could alter the bust of your dress for a less busty girl)

    ETA: I just stalked your dress. I’m pretty sure a good seamstress could make it fit a less busty girl.

    Post # 7
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    What a great post!! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with mine after the wedding. I’m probably going to keep it in my closet for years and years. So, I might look into donating it. 

    Post # 8
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am not sure what I’ll do.  Luckily it’s a Casablanda dress and completely unaltered so I could actually get some cash for it.  I got it at a sample sale.  I was letting the dress resalability determine which dress I was going to choose, just because I’m that practical of a girl.  But Fiance said don’t let that be any factor for me, and he is fine if I keep my dress in the closet.  Heck I already try it on every time he leaves the house and we’re only engaged!

    Post # 9
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    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

     

    Post # 11
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sienna76:  I try mine on all the time too! I tell myself I have to try it on to make sure that if I gained weight I catch it in time to do something about it lol.

    Post # 13
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @asscherlover:  Teehee!  I love to prance around in it.  Gotta work on my poses you know.

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