(Closed) Would you wear new, sample or used wedding dresses

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee

my dress is a used wedding dress

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I could find a used dress that I loved and it was in great shape, I wouldn’t even hesitate to buy it. I’m looking for any ways I can to save on our wedding. The way I see it, if the dress was worn for 5 hours without any mishaps, its still virtually brand new. Get it cleaned and it will be perfect for a fraction of the cost. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d definitely wear a sample or used wedding dress if it was in good enough condition and if I got a major discount on it.  When I was dress shopping, however, samples were only about 10% off, except for discontinued dresses, which were 50% off. I went to like 10 dress stores and it was the same everywhere! 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I bought a sample wedding dress.  I loved that I only paid 1/3 of the original price.  I wouldn’t have been able to purchase it at full price.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I bought a sample wedding dress at 30% off. It was a no-brainer for me: I saved several hundred dollars and no one will ever know!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m going to a sample sale tomorrow and I’m PRAYING that I find my dress there! They are from $100-$300! I HAVE TO FIND A DRESS! LOL!!!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dress was a sample that didn’t appear to ever have been worn.  As far as used is concerned, I wouldn’t do it unless I could see the dress first.  The “used” dress websites have a lot of brand new dresses on them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought a floor model and I love it!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ellar:definetly! my dress is a sample and it was SO much less exepensive. IF you add alteration, dry cleaning and having it pressed into the cost its STILL sooo much less expensive than retail. Plus no one has to know it was a sample ; )

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dress was used, and has now been sold so yet a third bride can use it.  NotFroofy’s was a sample.  As far as I’m concerned, any way to bring down the ridiculous prices of a dress for just one day is a good thing, along with being environmentally friendly.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my dress is a sample dress and I got it for 50% off!! I would definatly go for used/ sample you get such a deal sometimes! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I did…. LOVED my sample! I ended up getting a $3,000 dress for $500! Waaaaay worth it!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If I found one I loved, in good condition, I’d for sure wear a used dress.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got my sample dress for $100. Totally worth it as it was originally $1500.

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