Post # 1
my first personal post 🙂
I was wondering what you ladies think of getting your wedding dress from a consignment/resale store or if any brides have already done this for their wedding. Good experience? Bad experience? I’m from the Houston area so if there are any great shops please post!! Thanks so much bees!
Post # 3
I think it’s a great idea. Look at a few different places. a million years ago (okay, 15 years ago) I got the perfect picture-hat dripping in lace and pearls for $40 resale, in perfect condition. Resale places have great stuff.
Post # 4
I haven’t done this but I think you can find pretty good deals!
Post # 5
I bought a preowned dress. Preownedweddingdress or oncewed – sites like that are great for dresses and veils. Sometimes half the price. If there’s a great consignment shop near you – go for it….absolutely.
Post # 6
I say go for it, it’s just the same as purchasing a used gown onine. There is a bridal consignment store that I know if that looks much nicer than some of these bridal salons and they have a nicer selection at better prices- these dresses look brand new. I guess it depends on each bridal consignment store really. Nobody will know you have a used dress unless you tell them. 🙂
Post # 7
i think it is a great idea! that was my plan until i had an awful experience at the only one we have in my town. I was told that they dont have many options for a girl my size! i am a size 16 (sometimes 14 sometimes 18..depends on the month)!!!! i could not believe it!
if you can find a great place then go for it! there is no need to buy a brand new dress whne you can find a perfect new to you dress for half the price 😀
Post # 8
I think it’s an awesome idea! My first dress-trying experience was in a consignment shop. While I didn’t find something, I would have loved to.
Post # 9
I think if you love the dress, it doesn’t matter where it comes from.
Post # 10
I bought my dress on consignment. It was the only way I could afford my dress. Also, it was just as nice as a boutique and the owner was _so_ nice and helpful. She even understood the concept of being on a budget and recommended a seamstress and cleaners.
Post # 11
One of the places I looked was a consignment shop specializing in wedding gowns- it was just as good an experience as any bridal shop I went to and the dresses were just as nice and in excellent condition. I would have had no qualms about purchasing one, just didn’t fall in love with any of them. So I’d say go ahead if you find one you like!
Post # 12
I think it is thrifty and smart
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House
Why not? If you find a gorgeous dress that you love, that’s all that matters! Vintage/second hand is a great option. Good luck!
Post # 14
If you’re in or near a larger city I highly recommend Craigslist. I bought my dress for less than a third of what it sells for brand new, and it still had the tags on it! It might require a little more time or flexibility than a bridal salon, but with those savings…it is VERY worth it! 🙂 Good luck w/ your dress hunt!
Post # 15
My friend bought hers at a consignment shop. It has an advantage over buying it online because you can try them on first. Also I don’t know if this is true of all places, but hers was brand new but at a reduced price. Good luck!
Post # 16
Some of the dresses at consignment stores are actually new too. I actually bought a dress and changed my mind about it and sold it at a consignment store. There were tons of dresses there (and my dress sold is 7 days so I was happy). They were very nice and had a try on area, etc that potential buyers could use. I think they even had an alterations service as well.