(Closed) What do you think of buying a used Wedding Dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Not at all. how is it any different from buying a sample?? I looked into it but was not able to find the dress i really liked in my size. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not at all – in fact, I am in love with the idea. I think it’s a great way to get your dream dress even if you don’t have a sky high budget. I’m planning on trying on dresses early, and then scouring the sites so that I’ll know the dress will look good on me. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with BunnyBlue. It’s a “greener” choice than buying a new gown, too. I wanted to, go that route, but the only used dresses I found in my size were much, much more expensive than the brand-new J.Crew gown I ended up choosing in the end, and I just couldn’t afford them.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Of course not. And anyone that tells you so can fork over the cash to pay full retail price Wink

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

no no no… thats a great way to afford the gown you want… nobody will know if it used or not

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Heck no!  Pre-owned wedding dress does not correlate with cheesy to me.  I think it is green, budget conscious, resourceful, etc.  If you are absolutely in love with a dress you can’t afford new, or even if you can afford it new, why pay more if you don’t have to?  Just beware of shady sellers and internet scams when purchasing.  Go through somewhere/someone reputable.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s an absolutely great idea!  I really thought about going this route, I would scour preownedweddingdresses.com daily!

I ended up finding a dress I loved at a bridal salon that I never saw on any of the preowned sites!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s a great idea!! As long as the dress is in great shape, go for it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

i agree with the previous posts made. i actually found the dress on wedding bee from a former buyer instead of paying $1600 im paying half that amount and the dress has been dry cleanned and the alterations that have been made fit my measurements. But i would be careful of scammers and always purchase thru paypal or escrow.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Don’t forget too that a lot of dresses on the resale websites haven’t been used at all – so you may even be able to score a new gown for a great price!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

NotFroofy and I bought our gowns used.  Besides saving us money, it meant we got to try on the actual dresses we would wear, rather than using a sample and trying to imagine how it would look in our sizes.  We also got to take the dresses home the same day we chose them, instead of having to wait months.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it’s a great idea! I was considering it myself. There are some great dresses out there up for sale (preownedweddingdress.com). I would just be smart with the purchasing option if bought online.  Some of the preowned dresses are even in better condition than the sample gown since they were worn just once by brides who might have taken great care with them.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s a great idea, I scoured sites for my gown, but unforunately had to buy it new because i just couldn’t find a size 6 champagne version of my gown online. But if you can- power to you. But I would make sure you find out what style and size you want at a regular botique store :o)

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