Post # 1
Has anyone had success with reselling their gown? Did you get the price you had asked for it? Was your gown a popular one or more unusual?
I am trying to sell my dress, but nothing more than a few nibbles so far. I am not inclined to hold onto it for future generations or to shorten it, and if I don’t get the asking price I would rather donate it. The money would be really nice… I am not too sentimental about it.
Post # 3
Did you post pictures of the real thing not the online model version? Pictures of the front, back, sides etc… details of the sizes, what you had to alter, any stains, did you have it cleaned?
I think a lot of brides are looking for those answers when looking to buy second-hand wedding dresses.
Post # 4
I put some pics of both! I want to replace the online model pics with pro pics as soon as I get them.
Yeah, I filled out the info on the sizes and alterations pretty extensively.
@happyface: Did you happen to sell a dress yourself? Or is this feedback more as someone who looks at preowned dresses online/potential buyer?
Post # 5
I both looked for dresses online and sold one online (brand new, not sure if that affected it)
When buying I looked for 1) pictures of the dress on the actual bride! Model pictures did nothing for me – make sure there are many different angles of the dress 2) details about size – measurements specifically helped a lot (Bust, Chest, Stomach) 3) Shipping price estimate
When I sold mine I ensured to 1) Include tons of pictures 2) Note that my price was negotiable 3) Advertised that local buyers could come and try it on!
Hope some of this helps you! 🙂 Good luck!
Also, I got my asking price. It was a LOT cheaper than to buy it from a boutique (about $600 cheaper?) but, it was, again, brand new – so maybe that helped! 🙂
Post # 6
I was thinking of using Gown & Glory(in the GTA) to sell my dress eventually if I couldn’t sell it myself online. She holds onto to the dress and makes a percentage of the sale but at least it seems like there is a better chance that it will sell!
Post # 7
Did you include information about how the gown has been stored since the wedding in the listing? That was important to me when I was purchasing my dress used.
ETA: Also include the designer’s name for the color of your gown. Its worth a lot more than a seller’s approximate guess of the color. And include pictures of the tags and sales receipt if you have it to further prove it is an authentic dress. I was also more willing to purchase a dress with a return policy (even if it had a “restocking fee”) if it was not local, because that way I could try it on.
Post # 8
iv had my first dress i bought posted on preownedweddingdresses.com for like 4 months and its had over 1,000 views and no one has bought it.. UGHHHH its so frustrating. heres all the info i have on it
Post # 9
@BearcatBetch: I would measure the hips and waist size and add those in. Also bra size can be a good indicator for buyers trying to figure out if it will fit them if they are busty or if it is too big to alter if they are small busted. It looks like a lovely dress though. I would add a picture of the back unclipped, even if its not on you. Also add a picture of the tags which will prove its not a knockoff (not accusing you, but you can never be sure with the internet). From the posted pictures I can’t tell if it has buttons or a zipper or a corset.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I think being extremely descriptive in the listing is key. Describe everything (with correct spelling and grammar). I see too many people just write that they love their dress and it’s so pretty.