After you’ve walked down the aisle, exchanged your vows, danced the night away and become an official “Mrs”, you’ll have plenty of wonderful memories, and of course, a husband who you adore.
Once the wedding is over, there are some things that you are going to want to hold onto as keepsakes; your champagne flutes, your garter belt or your bouquet, for example. There’s one thing that you might not want to hang onto, though – your wedding dress.
Yes, holding onto your wedding dress may seem like a wonderful idea at first; however, once the novelty of that gorgeous dress hanging in your closet wears off, you will quickly realize that it is just that: A gorgeous dress hanging in your closet.
If you’re not the sentimental type and you want to give another bride the opportunity to experience the same joy that you experienced while wearing that gown (and make a few bucks, too!), you may be considering selling your wedding dress. But where can you sell it? There are actually plenty of online outlets that will happily take your used dress off of your hands.
Here’s a look at some of excellent places where you can sell your pre-owned wedding gown.
The online auction site is one of the most popular places to sell a pre-owned wedding gown. Snap some photos, create an account, upload the pictures, add a description and set a price. You’ll be amazed by how many people will bid on your used gown.
Don’t like the idea of bidding? You can set a reserve price, or set a specific price to sell it for.
Tradesy is the same premise as eBay, but it’s a bit more fashion-forward and has a really cool interface that also handles shipping and returns.
You can quickly create a listing and decide your own price. Once someone buys the dress, you’ll receive payment via your PayPal account.
There are two different options when it comes to selling a wedding gown on Nearly Newlywed. The first option allows you to create a listing on the site for a $25 fee, and the second option allows you to send your dress to the Nearly Newlywed showroom in New York for a $100 fee. The former option will allow you to earn 75% of the sale of your dress, and the latter option will allow you to earn 65%.
This combination wedding blog and DIY guide site also feature a wedding dress resale section. All you have to do to sell your dress on this site is register for an account and set your price. You can upload photos and a description, and from there, your dress is on the market!
Selling My Wedding Dress
If you don’t want to deal with bidding and difficulty with listing your dress, this is the site for you. For just $19.97, you can list your used wedding gown on this site. Set your price, post photos of your dress and see who wants to buy it!
Preowned Wedding Dresses
To list on this site, you have to pay a $25 fee, but you have the ability to negotiate your own price directly with those who are interested in buying it. The one downside is that there are tens of thousands of dresses for sale on this site, so you really have to make yours stand out if you want to sell it. Get creative with your description and take some really great photos and you should have no trouble selling your pre-owned wedding gown!