If you decide to sell your wedding dress, you’ll find the tips below to be very useful. Selling your wedding dress is a great way to put that beautiful dress to good use, not to mention being eco-friendly. And as much as you love your dress, you’ll most likely never wear it again. So why not earn a little extra money by selling your used wedding dress?! The tips below will help you sell your dress:
1. Listing your dress on the Internet is a great way to reach a wide variety of Buyers. Consignment shops only reach a limited number of people. Many websites exist that specialize in helping you sell your wedding, prom or special occasion dress. However, most charge either a listing fee or a commission fee based on the sale price.
2. Whether you choose to list your wedding dress online, in a flyer, or in a swap sheet, be sure to include a picture. The best way for a person to get an idea if the dress you’re selling might be right for them is through a picture. If you can’t include a picture, be very specific in your description. Describe the fit of the dress, the neckline, the sleeves, any embellishments, etc.
3. Have someone model the dress in the picture. While including any picture of your dress is good, a picture of the dress on a person is even better. Consider using some pictures of you in the dress from your Wedding or Event day. This gives potential buyers a better idea of the fit of the dress.
4. Give the exact measurements of the dress. This will include the bust, waist, hip, and length measurements. By giving the exact measurements of the dress, buyers will know whether it is worth pursuing interest in your dress.
5. State the original price of your wedding dress. This lets browsers know if you’re offering a good deal. When you’re selling a used dress, it should be marked down by at least 25-50% from what you paid.
6. Deal Locally. There are two main reasons to deal locally: 1. It gives women the opportunity to try your dress on, which is very important in buying a wedding dress; 2. You can avoid the vast majority of scams by dealing with local buyers.