(Closed) would you buy a used wedding gown at thrift store?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would ! If I loved it, why not ? And if within the 2 years you purchase a gown that is more appealing, you can pass that other gown along too. 

Post # 4
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The thrift store is charging $199-$399 for used dresses?  That seems pretty steep.  The wedding dresses at thrift stores locally are $15.  If you like the dress and the price, why not?


Post # 5
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I absolutely would. 

Post # 6
1716 posts
Bumble bee

If it fit and was the style I wanted, hell yes!

Post # 7
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PP. I would totally buy!

Post # 8
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Uh yeah!  Plus, tax deductible!

Post # 9
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If I loved it and it fit….ABSOLUTELY! 😀

Post # 10
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@nafarey7:  I would totally buy from a thrift store, however keep in mind your wedding is 2 years away. That’s a long time and you may change your mind and have dress regret.

Post # 11
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

right dress right price? why would you keep looking to pay more!!

Post # 12
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sure. If it was the dress I loved and it fit. It cost about $150 for me to get my dress dry cleaned. 

Just do your research. Up to $400 seems kinda steep since plenty of wedding dresses are only a couple hundred more than that and you’re looking to be at least half price used. 

Post # 13
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If its exactly what you want, got for it! 


I did!

My dream dress was for sale by one of my friends. I did pageants for a long time and we all have too many dresses lol. Well, long story short… one of my friends had the wedding dress I dreamed of… She sold it to me, never worn… but still used. I save $400 on the gown I was willing to pay retail for. 


But if you love the dress, take it to a reputable cleane. Some less expereinced cleaners have ruined many a pageant gown =( Call a bridal salon and ask for their suggestion. You might even ge a discount by mentioning the bridal salon reference. 





Post # 14
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did! I got an awesome casablanca dress that I wore in my wedding! Just have it cleaned and its ready to be altered or whatever you need good as knew. And of course use your judgement on the quality and condiiton of the dress.

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