Buying used wedding dresses is a fantastic way to save money and still get the dress of your dreams. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the value you can find in purchasing a used wedding dress. These tips will help you to make sure that your used wedding dress is the perfect one for you.
1. Start Your Search On the Internet
Many women realize that they’ll probably never wear their dress again and are looking to sell it a discounted price. You’ll be able to choose from thousands of beautiful dresses. You can search here on The Dress List to find local people in your area selling their used dresses.
2. Try It On
You should try on new wedding dresses at a retail store so that you have a good idea of what looks good on you and what exactly you’re looking for in a wedding dress. Make sure that you try on any dress before purchasing it. Sizes vary among designers so you can’t be sure that a specific size will fit unless you try it on. This is one advantage of buying a dress locally versus having it shipped.
3. Bring Accessories
When trying on used wedding dresses, take a pair of shoes that are similar in height to what you might wear on your wedding day. This will help you to know if the dress you’re trying on is the right length.
4. Don’t Forget About Alterations
Remember that a used wedding dress can be altered. If you find a used dress that you love but something isn’t exactly right, you can easily alter it. However, keep in mind that while it’s possible to make a dress smaller, it may not be possible to make it larger.
5. Bring A Second Opinion
Take a friend or family member with you when trying on dresses. A second opinion can be invaluable when purchasing your wedding dress.
6. Original Cost
Find out what the original owner paid for the dress to make sure that you are getting a good deal.
7. A Clean Dress
Ask if the dress has been professionally cleaned. Cleaning a wedding dress can cost up to $100, so you may want to ask for a reduced price if you have to pay to have it cleaned.
8. Make It Yours
If you want to make a used dress more “uniquely yours”, you may consider adding embellishments to the dress such as ribbon or jewels.
Make sure to enjoy the beauty and savings of YOUR new dress! You have worked hard to find the right one.
These tips are sure to help you find many gorgeous used wedding dresses that you’ll absolutely love.