When I was engaged, one area of our budget that I really wanted to keep under control was the wedding dress. It’s so easy to spend thousands of dollars on a dress, but if you can find an affordable, beautiful dress, then it can really go a long way keeping the overall wedding budget under control.
Here’s my wedding dress (taken from my bridal portraits):
I bought my dress at David’s Bridal and it cost about $500. That’s pretty cheap for a wedding dress, but looking back I should have done a little more research on used dresses rather than just looking at wedding boutique shops. But when I thought of used dresses, I pictured cheap 1990s yellowed poofy-sleeved dresses sitting in a thrift shop. However, it turns out there are some pretty nice used wedding dresses that actually don’t look used at all.
For all the brides out there (or those who just love to browse wedding dresses!), check out PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com for over 10,000 wedding dresses by more than 300 different designers. You can browse by designer, size, location, price, silhouette, neckline, etc. I would also check out their pages on Inspiration, Most Viewed Dresses, Best Deals or New Listing of the Week to find the most popular dresses.
Another interesting element of the site is that you can sell your dress after your wedding. Would you ever consider doing that? I am not yet ready to part with mine, but then again I guess it has been sitting in my closet since April 2011. It’s an option for some who are looking to make some cash on an item they likely won’t wear again.
Would you ever consider buying a used wedding dress? Or if you got married, was your dress new or used? Would you ever consider selling your wedding dress?
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