6 Tips About
Used Wedding Dresses
Where do all of the used wedding dresses go? Some brides get
very attached to their dress, have them preserved and wait to show
their daughters one day.
Other brides, however, have a different perspective and choose to sell
their used gowns. This can be a good thing for you because there are
some really good reasons why you should consider buying a used dress.
Listed below are six tips to help you get started.
Stay On Budget
Choosing a used dress can help keep your expenses down
and on budget.
We all know (or you soon will) that planning a wedding can get very
expensive very quickly.
You may find yourself looking for ways to trim some expenses from your
budget. So, if going over budget is a concern and you don't want to or
can't cut from other areas of your wedding consider going with a used
The best part is you will save money and no one has to know about it.
Just because a dress is used doesn't mean it isn't in great shape
Do It For The Environment
Everywhere you look these days everyone is talking about going
. Buying a used gown is your chance to get in on
action and help to save the environment.
Think about how many thousands of dresses are manufactured each year.
It may not seem like much, but every little bit counts.
Get A Nicer Dress
So you have champagne taste on a beer budget. You want to wear a fancy,
expensive designer dress, but you don't want to spend $10,000 on the
Well, used wedding dresses might make it a little more
and allow you to get into a dress that was out of reach when new.
Not all used dresses are modern. Vintage wedding dresses are a hot
wedding planning trend, and it is a unique option
to the everyday
modern wedding dress.
If you are looking for a way to stand out, this might be the option for
you. Just make sure your groom and the bridal party matches your style.
Where To Find One
The Internet is a great resource for finding used wedding dresses.
There are many small businesses that specialize in the exchange of
wedding dresses, but you may need to shop around to find
a good one
Always do a lot of research on your chosen supplier. Check with the
Better Business Bureau, and also visit online forums to locate
EBay can also be a great resource. You may have to do a little
searching, but many people turn to them because they are trusted and
everyone knows what to expect.
You will also want to check your local area for consignment shops and
other used clothing stores. Try visiting wealthier areas to find the
Should You Sell Your Dress?
Selling your wedding dress can be a tough consideration. Your wedding
is one of the most memorable days
life, and you will probably
want to cherish it forever.
The reality is that some brides think this way, but after the wedding
their dress is cleaned, put in a box and never taken out again.
If you don't have a strong sentimental bond with your dress, you may be
a candidate for selling your dress after your wedding. Just make sure
to shop around and get the best money available for your dress.