Post # 1
I ended up being a two-dress bride, and need to sell my first. I haven’t worn it except to try it on, and the bustle is already done — but no other alterations. (Pic attached.)
I am leery of selling online since I’ve never done anything like that before, and it seems like it could backfire so easily. I’m wondering if there are other options besides consignment shops? I’d really like to take it to a real brick-and-mortar store to sell, but I can’t think of anywhere that deals in wedding dresses. Bridal shops don’t seem to be legally allowed. I live in Cleveland and have family near Dayton, Ohio if anyone knows anywhere local.
Thank you for the help!
Post # 3
If you’re uncomfortable selling online, look for consignment shops in your area, some areas even have wedding consignment shops. I’m no where near you but in the US so I can’t help with the local part.
Online buying and selling, even of used (or like new/owned items) is pretty simple if you change your mind. As the buyer make sure you require a payment site like PayPal and only deliver to their confirmed addresses. That not only makes them more likely to be a legit buyer but there’s some protection built in (you’d have to look at the site for the details).
I used to do a hobby/small business of selling things online and out of thousands of sales only had a few issues and even those were resolved in the end. It does take some research and learning how it works but once you get the hang of it it’s pretty easy. Maybe if you have a few unused items around the house you could sell them first to get the hang of it so you aren’t starting out with a big ticket item.
Post # 4
Thank you so much for the reply, and the encouragement! Good idea to sell other things as “testers” before selling the dress. I’ll look into that! Thanks again.
Post # 5
I know you are concerned that selling online could backfire, but maybe try Craigslist, where the buyer would be local.
Post # 6
Thanks! That’s a good idea, too, and if I can hand-deliver or they can pick it up, it also saves in shipping!
Post # 7
just make sure if you sell via craigslists meet in a public area and tell fiance where and when you do the arrangement
Post # 8
There are a few consignment shops in BIG bridal markets like Charleston, SC where you can actually ship your dress to them to sell. If it’s new and a recognizable name, they will likely be open to receiving your dress. I too was a two-dress bride and ended up selling my dress on RecycledBride, it was also new and unused and I was able to recover 100% of what I paid for it. Good luck!
Post # 9
Hello I want to sell my weeding dress LA SPOSA MIRTO , please help
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Post # 10
Consider asking your venue. My venue hosts a bridal garage sale(Sadly, no one bought my dress, but I sold just about everything else after my wedding.) and they have a person who comes and sells used dresses. Perhaps they could recommend someone.