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Well, now that you have come on this blog searching “best places to sell wedding dress”, it obviously means that you have had your big day! So first things first…CONGRATULATIONS on starting a new journey !!!!
And now we will talk about what you have come here for. Your wedding dress is definitely one of the most special things for you but you wear it only once in life (hopefully!).
I know how much it would have cost you – I just attended my friend’s wedding it cost her around $1700 ( with alteration)…so I understand what it is like to have a dress worth $1500 and not being able to wear it again. Why keep it in a closet then? Let’s sell it and recoup some of your wedding expenses, you in?
Ya, you must be having a number of questions..why sell my wedding dress? Is it worth trying to sell it? I can just keep it in my closet, can’t I? Where to sell? If I sell it online what things should be considered by me? No worries I will answer all your questions, so without further delay let’s discuss where can you sell your wedding dress online.
Best Places To Sell Wedding Dresses Online
If you think that your wedding dress is in an awesomesauce condition then voila, Tradesy is a good option to sell your wedding dress online.
Listing is quite easy and quick, like really quick. It doesn’t even take one whole minute. All you need to do is upload the pictures and give a description of your dress. You have the liberty to set your own price.
Once your item is sold on Tradesy, you will receive a prepaid, pre-addressed and beautifully packaged shipping kit by them. This will ensure that your shipping process is free of hassles.
You will receive your payment once you ship.
If your dress is sold for more than $50 then you have to pay them 19.8% commission. If your dress is below $50 then you need to pay them $7.50 shipping fee.
Not only wedding dress, but you can also sell any of the designer dresses you want providing they are in good condition.
Poshmark is also a great option for selling your dresses online. If your dress is branded then it is a platform which will really satisfy you. Quick, simple and free listing! Same process: download their app >upload pictures > set your price.
You can also communicate with potential buyers using their app.
They also offer custom filters and have a large selection of bridesmaid and wedding dresses.
The best thing about Poshmark is that buyers have to pay the shipping fees.
Poshmark takes 20% as commission. Whenever your dress is sold, you can just print the prepaid, pre-addressed label and drop it in a mailbox or request for a scheduled free pick-up.
You can sell anything from shoes and accessories to dresses. So why stuff your closet with something you don’t wear, declutter it!
3. Still White
Still White claims to be one of the world’s largest wedding dress marketplace and the number one place to sell. Their website is very easy to navigate for buyers and sellers.
While you are selling your gown you will come across two options- standard option and premium option.
Standard option: For this, you will have to pay a one time fee of $20 to list your dress. You will pay no commission once your dress is sold. Your dress will stay listed on their site until it is sold. You can upload four photos maximum. You can also get live viewer statistics.
Premium option: In this one, you will have to pay a one time fee of $30. You will be provided with a homepage gallery feature, 50% larger photo and listing in search and freedom to upload a maximum of 8 photos.
In Still White too, the buyer has to pay for shipping. The integrated mode of payment is safe and easy.
4. Wore It Once
The name itself makes the idea of the store very clear. It is a platform where buyers and sellers connect to once used wedding dresses, gowns, jewelry, shoes, and other clothing items. It’s like setting up your own custom shop to sell wedding related items.
You have to provide a few details about your dress while listing it like size, color, etc. You can also give a custom description of your dress and decide a price for it. You can post up to 5 photos. You will have to pay a one time fee of $25 and the listings will stay on their website as long as your item is sold. Currently, there is no commission on the sale of your items, so that’s an advantage.
5. Smart Bride Boutique
On Smart Bride Boutique, you can sell your wedding dresses for free! Yes, because they don’t interfere with your profits. Whenever your dress is sold, you can keep the profits for yourself because they don’t charge commission.
Also, they don’t charge listing fees! All you have to do is register for an account > upload up to four photos of your dress > fill relevant information and voila! They will send emails to all the brides-to-be who are looking for a dress similar to yours.
If you want your dress to be listed on their homepage then, you might have to buy their premium package. It will cost you $4.95 a month.
6. Once Wed
Once wed is a huge platform that firstly helps the aspiring brides with planning their dream wedding. Following that, it is also a platform for selling your once used wedding dress.
They charge $19.95 per dress as a listing fee, but they don’t take a commission on the sale of your dress. This also means that you have to deal with the buyer yourself and tackle about receiving the payment. They won’t interfere. The validation of your listing is one year.
Now that you are the seller on their site they will offer you with privacy and protection besides customer service and email support to help you whenever you face any issues.
7. Wedding Bee
Wedding Bee is not just a website. It’s an online community that brings the brides across the world together to share the experiences of their big day.
The site offers you a section where you can sell your wedding dress. No membership fees, no listing fees!
You get to set your own price. If you face a snag of not being able to decide a price you can take help of the site’s Wedding Dress Value Calculator to get an estimate. You are also the person who has to look after communication with the potential buyers and also the shipping process.
Why only your wedding dress? You can also list other wedding related items be it shoes, decorations accessories and much more.
It is a website that guides the to-be couples with tips and tricks for planning a wedding. You can also find DIY wedding projects and dream wedding inspirations.
8. Pre Owned Wedding Dresses
Pre-owned wedding dresses is one of the largest online bridal marketplaces which connects the buyers and sellers of new, sample and used wedding dresses.
They charge listing fees. But they don’t take a commission when your dress is sold out.
You can sell not only your wedding dress but also the dresses of your mother, bridesmaids, and the flower girl; of course not leaving the accessories separate from this list. The listing fee is $25 for the wedding dress and $5 for the other dresses and accessories.
They even provide you with a wedding dress value calculator to help you get an estimate of your dress.
9. Nearly Newlywed
Nearly Newlywed is a site where you can list your pre-owned, new or used dresses. Listing is simple and easy and all you need to do is fill a listing form. The listing fee is $ 25.The listing form will ask you to fill your details about the dress and its photos. You also have to set a selling price for your dress. You also the liberty to change your listing price or update the description and photos of your dress.
They take a 35 % commission, so make sure you price your item accordingly.
Once your dress is sold out, they will send you a prepaid shipping label. You will have to ship your dress to Nearly Newlywed. They will inspect and verify the condition of your dress.
They will handle the sale, payment, shipping, etc. All this would take around 3 weeks to finalize the sale. You will receive the payment via PayPal once your item is finalized for selling.
10. Sell My Wedding Dress
Sell My Wedding Dress is another great option for selling your wedding dress as the name suggests.
This site also comes with two listing options which need to be paid only once.
A basic listing will cost you $ 19.99.
A premium one will cost you $29.99. It will facilitate you with a better placement f your ad and a featured listing.
Your dress will be visible until it is sold with the one-time listing fees. The commission is a big no-no for them.
Listing is common like the others which will require standard information and description of your dress and a selling price of your choice.
What if I want to sell my dress locally?
Well, we have a couple of options for you if you wish to sell your dress locally.
I don’t think anybody needs any description of craigslist. Talking about it, craigslist is a platform where you can sell anything from toys to furniture and clothes. So it also has a section for selling your wedding dress. It is local and free.
However, I would not recommend you because it is a generic marketplace. So it will take longer to sell your dress and find buyers for you.
Listing is free and simple where you will have to give a description of your dress and set a price for it. They don’t ask you to post the pictures of your dress.
While setting a price, do keep a thing in your mind that Craigslist buyers keep bandying around, so set your price with a little leeway.
2. Facebook Buy Sell Groups
Just like Craigslist you get a chance to sell anything here, and of course your wedding dress. The fact that the buyers are local is a perk because then you don’t have to worry about the shipping.
Here you can post as many pictures as you like of your dress, give a good description of it and set a price with a little wiggle room because buyers bargain here too.
No listing fees! Just follow the rules of the buy/sell group.
This can take a longer time for you to find buyers though.
3. Local Wedding Consignment Shops
I can say that this is the best option when it comes to selling a dress locally. As their main focus is selling anything which is wedding related from a wedding dress to shoes and other accessories. There can’t be a better option than this for getting your dress in front of local buyers looking for a dress like yours.
One of the cons of local wedding consignment shops is that they charge pretty good fees for helping in the process of selling your dress.
Their commission may range from 30% to 60% on the final sale of your dress. Which means that it may not be profitable enough for you.
So finally before bidding you goodbye, I would like to say that it is better to sell your dress to someone using the above options.
A wedding costs people a lot and some might be struggling financially. Selling your dress to them will not only help them lower some expenses but also earn you profits for something which might just hang in your closet forever. Okay, for some of you it might be a priceless possession or some of you might be preserving it for your own daughters : )