If you’re not the sentimental type, there are several online outlets that will gladly take your once-worn, pre-loved wedding gown off your hands. Selling a wedding dress after the wedding is a growing trend. If you will be selling your wedding dress, here are a few ideas.
In addition to eBay and Craigslist, consider sites that specialize in preowned wedding gowns – Tradesy, Nearly Newlywed (They make it super fuss-free to sell your wedding dress), Sell My Wedding Dress, Encore Bridal, Once Wed, Pre-Owed Wedding Dresses, RecycledBride.com and Still White.
The best time to list a wedding dress is February or March… the slowest time for sales is Thanksgiving to New Year’s. List dresses while they are still in style – ones more than three years old are hard to sell, although vintage dresses can be popular.
In the listing, include designer, size, original price, details of style and information on extras, such as beads and pearls. If the gown has been worn, it is not “New without tags,” it is “used.” The description is crucial.
Take lots of photos showing the whole dress and all of its detailing. Make sure your gown is photographed from all angles, including the train, the back, the bodice, the side, and with the train up if the gown is already bustled.
Let your bridesmaids know that if they want to sell there dresses, you are okay with that.
Best Sellers: Plus size, short, lace, white and ivory gowns. If it applies, make sure to use these keywords in the headline and body of the listing.
Or… you could go out in style and “Trash the Dress!” What a terrific photo-opt!
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