(Closed) Selling Your Dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I haven’t sold a dress, but I bought both of mine off of preownedweddingdresses.com and had a great experience with buyers.  Most list their dresses at about 50% or more off.  They say it takes a few months to a year to sell on their site, it just depends on the size and popularity of your gown.  I would for sure have it cleaned first!  I would not have bought a dress that wasn’t listed as professional cleaned after the wedding.  Good Luck!! 

Post # 3
774 posts
Busy bee

I also just bought mine off the same site as @kellynn323 but it was new, unworn with tags still attached. I paid about 60% of the retail cost (so a 40% discount) but again, it was still brand new. I did not even consider dresses that did not say professionally cleaned (with a receipt or something that can prove that) and I probably would have wanted more of a discount for a used dress. Also, if you can supply pictures of the original receipts/tags (even if not attached) to prospective buyers, that is a plus.

But like the first reponse says, it all depends on the popularity of your gown. We make ridiculous sacrifices to get the particular dress we want 🙂

Post # 5
2852 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hey FutureMrsGG! I sold my dress on preownedweddingdress.com a few weeks ago and it was a painless process. I, like you, thought it was too beautiful to simply put away in the back of my closet and forget about it. I’m not gonna lie, I did get a tiny bit sad when I finally sent it to the new owner but…it was totally worth it. I got an email from the buyer saying that she had tried it on and that it had fit like a glove and that she had cried happy tears…it made me incredibly happy too! I suggest you DO get it professionally dry cleaned (most buyers will worry about sweat stains, odors, makeup stains from when people hug you, etc.) and I think you have the price issue figured out so…if it’s what you want I say go for it! 

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