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How To Price Your Preowned Wedding Dress For Resale

Posted by David Whitehurst on August 5, 2011

I recently wrote an article about several "green" wedding concepts.  One of the ideas I presented was buying and selling your wedding gown on line or at a consignment shop.  This is the ultimate in wedding recycling ideas and can also save a Bride some real money.

You can find just about any type of wedding dress on line.  If you're looking for designer wedding dresses, new wedding dresses, used wedding dresses, cheap wedding dresses, affordable wedding dresses or just plain beautiful wedding dresses, check out the on line market.

I was talking with a Bride recently who asked, "I want to sell my wedding dress so what should I do and how much can I get for it?"

I explained that if she wanted to get her best price, she should get her wedding dress cleaning immediately after her wedding.  Then she should check out web sites that specialize in buying and selling used wedding dresses.

Following my talk with the Bride, I asked with Josie Daga, Founder of PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, about how a Bride should go about selling her wedding dress through her business.  Josie provided some useful information about pricing and presenting a wedding dress for sale in the on line market.  And, of course, you can save a lot on real money by buying your wedding dress through her web site.

Many thanks to Josie for sharing her knowledge!

 

First, here are some preowned wedding dresses recently sold on her web site:

Champion Wedding Dresses

Here is some of what Josie told me:

"Many modern brides are realizing that selling their wedding dress after their wedding is just plain smart.  Today’s bride would rather see their gown enjoyed again, than see it sitting in a closet for years (not to mention that selling it is good for the planet and helps recoup some wedding costs at the same time).

If you are a savvy bride who is considering selling her wedding gown, pricing it properly will help you sell it successfully.  Here are our pricing recommendations based on our years of wedding dress resale experience:

 

 

 

New

Sample

(Unworn)

Sample

(Worn)

 

Used

Less than 2.5 years old

25% off

(of retail price)

 

15-25% off

(of sample price)

50% off

(of sample price)

50% off

(of retail price)

2.5 to 5 years old

35% off

(of retail price)

 

50% off

(of retail price)

60% off

(of retail price)

60% off

(of retail price)

5+ years old

50% off

(of retail price)

 

50% off

(of sample price)

75% off

(of sample price)

75% off

(of retail price)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And when you include proper pricing with a rich description and quality photos, your likelihood of a sale increases significantly.

Take a peek at these gowns that recently sold on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.  Don’t dresses this gorgeous deserve to be worn again?"

Check our PreownedWeddingDresses.com for much more information.

 

Need Help With Your Pre-Owned Wedding Dress in Birmigham, Alabama?

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Topics: second hand wedding dresses, preowned wedding dresses, Consignment Wedding Dresses

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