With the cost of weddings rapidly rising, it’s no wonder brides and grooms everywhere are looking for the best way to save. This option may be a little extreme for the sentimental of heart, but in fact, selling back your wedding dress could save you an incredible amount of money. With your perfect dress being an astronomical amount of money, the blow becomes a little less severe when you know you could get 75% of that money back.
There are plenty of ways you can go about this, but here’s the best breakdown of the bridal resale that I’ve seen in a while.
Online stores are the surefire way to give your dress to its proper home. However, many can charge a fair price to post the dress and take it down again, but Still White, Three Colours White and I Do Gowns are very reasonable. A perk of these websites is that you can search for gowns in your area, so you can try it on and see if the dress could be worn again.
Make sure to post the best pictures of you in your wedding dress for the website. You had the best day of your life in this dress, so make sure other brides know it and can feel the same way too! The more they see your beautiful dress and your happy face in it, the more tempted they will be.
When selling your dress online, you should range it for about 50-75% the original price, depending on how old it is and how well it’s been taken care of. If it’s over two years old, or if it’s begun to yellow, the appropriate price would be 50%. The sooner you sell the dress, the higher you can sell for.
That being said, make sure to get your dress dry cleaned as soon as possible after your wedding. Sweat stains and white wine will yellow your dress if you do not get it our soon enough. Also, ask your dry cleaners for an heirloom box so that the dress will not be affected by humidity or dust.
Most importantly, give an accurate and detailed description of your dress on the website. Brides usually look for very specific types of dresses, and it’s fair to inform a potential buyer of any stains or tears that were not fixed.
So, if you’re ready to say goodbye to your wedding dress and give it another life with another happy bride, this may be the perfect way for you to save some money to put towards your new life.