Selling Your Wedding Dress Online
I’ve never had any intentions of holding onto my wedding dress. It’s been only worn once and I’ll never wear again. I can’t picture my future daughters wearing it either. It’s just taking up space, so to me the only option that makes sense is to sell it.
Now-a-days, there are many ways to sell a used wedding dress. You can take it to the consignment store, sell it on ebay, or craigslist. Other options include websites that only sell things related to weddings, Facebook, or on a blog. I plan on trying the last three methods, but for this post I’ll focus on website that exclusively sell wedding related items.
Oncewed.com is one of the most popular wedding sites. The listings are almost exclusively for dresses, though I saw a few listings for accessories. The best part about using their listing service is that there is no listing fee or commission, except the the commission paid the the third party payment portal Escrow (Oncewed allows sellers to use any payment service but strongly recommends Escrow for the buyers and sellers’ security). Listing the dress was really easy, and sellers can include up to five pictures.
In addition to secondhand dresses, Bravobride allows you to sell anything wedding related such as jewelery, accessories, flower girl baskets, and decorations. The site as a $19.95 listing fee for dresses and wedding bands, but no listing fee for anything else. Sellers also have the option of paying an extra $4.95 to have a highlighted listing or and $9.95 to have your dress show up first in buyers’ searches. I decided not to list my dress on the site becuase of the listing fee. I don’t want to pay anything upfront when my dress isn’t guarenteed to sell on this site. I plan on selling my other items on this site.
Preowned Wedding Dresses
Preownedweddingdresses.com is another popular site for budget-savvy brides. This site is similar to Oncewed with a user-friendly search tool. However, out of all the sites that I searched, this one had the steepest listing fee of $25. Listings expire after 18 months. I will not list my dress on this site for the same reason I didn’t list it on BravoBride.
I recently learned about this site. Like BravoBride, brides can sell other wedding-related items. For the basic listing package, you can list one item for free. Sellers can upgrade to the Plus package for $9.95 a month. The upgraded package allows sellers to list up to 6 items, and have the items listed as a featured product. There is a 6% commission if the item sells. I went ahead and listed my dress on this site since I don’t have to pay extra fees if I sell through another website.
I also plan on creating a photo album of wedding items I’m selling on my personal Facebook page. I have a lot of Facebook friends who are engaged and on a small budget. As soon as get all my wedding pictures, I will also post them on this blog.
Do you plan on keeping or selling your wedding dress? If you have already sold yours, where did you sell it and how long did it take?