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How to Buy and Sell Your Gently Used Wedding Gown

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Whether we like it or not, weddings are quite expensive – so it’s perfectly understandable why many brides and grooms are looking for ways to save money on their event (without sacrificing its beauty, uniqueness, or elegance).

Buying and/or selling a gently used wedding gown is a great way to add some saved money to your honeymoon piggy bank – but what are some of the things you should know about this?

We have some tips for you.


  • If you decide to buy a gently used wedding gown, you do it for a lot of reasons – but one of the most important perks is that doing this allows you to wear a designer wedding gown without breaking the bank. What is essential, though, is that you only do this from a reputable store that deals in previously worn wedding gowns. This way, you will make sure that the dress you are buying is actually what is marketed and that it has no major flaws, such as stains or tears.
  • As much as possible, try to find a slightly used wedding gown that was worn by someone with a similar body type to yours – this will allow you to save money on alterations.
  • If you decide to sell a wedding gown, keep in mind that you can get approximately 50% of its original value if the dress is in good shape and if it’s less than two years old. If your wedding gown is from a more famous designer label (such as Vera Wang, for example), you can expect future brides to pay as much as 60% of the dress’ original value.
  • To maximize the chances that you sell your wedding dress, be sure to take it to a professional cleaner after the wedding. Even if no visible stains appear on it, having it professionally cleaned will help you restore its original beauty and make it easier to market to future brides.

Looking for gently used wedding accessories to accompany your previously-loved dress? Or maybe looking to rent bridal accessories for a fraction of their retail price? Contact Adorn and come see what we offer – we guarantee you will be wowed by the stunning variety we hold in store for brides like you!