I knew which dress I wanted, so I bought it from a seller on this site. She was very nice, and even included veil, head piece and shoes with the dress. Overall, it is a great deal if you are able to find the dress and hopefully the seller's size is similar to yours. My alteration is only going to cost me around $60. Nothing a taller heel can't fix for the length ;)
It would be great if they also sold used bridesmaids dresses!
I can't remember how I came across PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, but since I first visited the site, I have scoured the new dresses weekly to potentially find my dream dress -- and lucky for me, I did!
For brides, like me, not wanting to spend an arm and a leg on a dress that will only be worn once, but still seeking something special, beautiful and high-quality, I think PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is the ideal resource. Also, for brides seeking discontinued dress designs, this is the place! I bought a silk Priscilla of Boston gown (Vineyard Collection, Darci) for a fraction of the original retail.
In order to not miss a dress, I think it's critical to check at least once a week and move quickly when a dress is posted that you love. I had seen some great Claire Pettibone dresses disappear within a day or two!
I was fortunate enough to deal with a receptive, responsive seller who made the buying process easy for me. Of course, because PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is a service and not a reseller of wedding gowns, it is impossible to guarantee the level of service that you will receive from your gown's seller.
I can guarantee that after my wedding, I will definitely use PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com to sell...
I purchased my dress from this site. I was definitely nervous, especially because I couldn't try on the dress before I bought it. But the seller was great, very responsive, and answered all my millions of questions. We negotiated a price and within days the dress arrived, in PERFECT condition. Not a speck of dirt - it looked like a brand new dress. I got a $3,500 Vera Wang gown (with a certificate of authenticity) for only $850. She even threw in her veil for free. It was a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to any bride with champagne taste and beer budget! :)
I came across www.preownedweddingdresses.com through searches for Pnina Tornai dresses. The site is amazing to search for dresses and accessories. I ended up purchasing my Pnina Tornai dress as well as my headpiece from the site. Incredible deals and there's no nonsense with crazy taxes and alteration requirements to be done at a specific bridal shop. The concept is creative and much needed as dress shopping can become an extremely expensive part of wedding planning. It's an amazing feeling to walk away with a deal! :)
Definitely a way to save money! I wore amazing platinum Priscilla of Boston for less than $1000! It is just tricky when the measurement do not match, you can't return them (well you can, but you have to pay shipping- which wedding dress tends to be heavy)
Best website EVER! I got the most beautiful dress at the fraction of the price. I am SO HAPPY I stumbled across this website.
I used this website to find my dress!! The bride that I worked with was wonderful, and I'm so thankful that I chose to go this route. The dress was virtually in perfect condition, and I felt good knowing that I was giving back to another bride, saving money, and doing a good thing for the environment by recycling. I hope another bride can wear this dress one day.
I purchsed my dress at Jenny Lee Bridal it was about double what I had budgeted for so I promised my "to be" husband at the time that I would sell it after the wedding. I found preownedweddingdresses.com, and listed my dress, about 2 days after listing Jodi (owner) contacted me and featured my dress in the November blog, the dress sold 24 hours later... Highly reccomend this site for any brides that are like me and cant stick to a budget to save my life... this was a fantastic experience!
I bought a Kenneth Pool sample dress from Saks Fifth Avenue, still in the bag from a bride that had changed her mind and went with another dress. I was able to get something that I would never be able to afford that was priceless. It was so easy to connect and communicate with the other brides on-line. I think it was one of the best decisions I made in my wedding planing.
I loved the variety and choice of wedding gowns available, the fashion advise, and the assistance and ease of selling my gown.
I found the dress of my dreams thanks to preownedweddingdresses.com. I would never have been able to afford it otherwise. The dress was stunning. I had no problem buying or reselling the dress on their site. I felt like a princess on my wedding day and then I resold the dress and got my money back. The dress has been worn by two brides so far, now it's going to another one because of sites like this one, which make it easy to buy and resell wedding dresses. I would recommend preownedweddingdresses.com if you don't want a david's bridal dress and have been dreaming of wearing that one designer dress you've had your eye on (or me, it was a Monique Lhuillier Scarlet dress) or the same dress you saw at the bridal shop for less.
I sold one dress here and purchased the dress I wore on my wedding day. I could NEVER have afforded my dream dress otherwise and was unspeakably happy with the result. Excellent customer service and a wonderful idea for people who wish to be reasonable with money and closet space!
I sold my wedding dress very quickly for an excellent price and my buyer was extremely happy once she received the dress.
I used this website to find a dress I found in a shop that was 1/3 of my wedding budget. I was able to get my perfect dress for 1/4 of its original price. The website is very nicely organized and makes searching easy. I big part of my happiness with the experience was because of the person I bought the dress from the website connected us. The dress description page gives tons of details about the dress including size and street size, any alterations, whether it has been perserved. I am a happy customer and plan to sell my dress on this website again so maybe a bride with an even smaller budget can have the dress of their dreams.
good site to sell my dress. however, there are a lot of sites that let you advertise for free, so i feel the fee to place the ad should be a little lower. good that that once you place your ad, it stays up forever.
Vendor response to review
We agree that are there are many free sites, but none have the traffic of PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com (meaning more buyers!) or the scam filters and seller protections that we offer.
After my daughter's engagement was called off, I found myself with a beautiful dress that wouldn't be used. I tried to sell it on other websites with no success. Then I found PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, so I decided to list the dress with them. It took a few months but I sold the dress!! The entire process was very easy. Thank you POWD!!
This website ended up being my saving grace. I desperately wanted a high quality, unique gown. But I could not afford the price tag that the boutiques were charging. When I discovered this website I was very impressed with the ease of searching for dresses in my size range (they are listed by street size). When I found the dress I wanted to purchase the communication process with my seller was very smooth as well.
I ended up getting my Maggie Sottero dress that retailed for 1,500 for $600. The dress was perfect. I am so glad I was able to get a deal like this!
Oh and when I told people that I purchased my dress "used" they were all impressed. Not even one shady look. Everyone thought it was a great economical decision & very "Green" =)
PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has been connecting buyers and sellers of designer wedding dresses since 2004. We can help you find the dress of your dreams for less or help you give your wedding gown a second Big Day with another happy bride.
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1.Research the gown’s retail price. Look online and in bridal boutiques. And check how preowned ones have been priced. Knowing a dress’ market value will help you in your negotiations.
2.If possible, try the gown on at a local store. Many preowned gowns are still available at retail. Trying the gown on first will allow you to see how it fits/flatters your figure.
3.Ask questions about every detail. Ask when and where the gown was purchased. Ask to see a copy of the original receipt if the seller kept it. Ask about fabric, detailing, fit alterations, and flaws. Get photographs of the gown from all necessary angles, including any of flaws/imperfections.
4.If applicable, confirm if the gown is authentic to the designer and not a copy. A certificate of authenticity, a photo of the label, or an indication on a store receipt is all ways to confirm this.
5.Confirm if/how the dress was cleaned and stored. If the gown is over 2 years old, ask about yellowing of any lace or other fine fabric.
6.Protect yourself in an online transaction. Find out the sellers full name, address and phone number. Use a protected payment service like escrow.com or paypal so that you have recourse if an issue arises. PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com recommends the use of escrow.com for buyers.