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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Selling Your Wedding Dress

Having sold my wedding dress, here are some tips that you may also find useful if you choose to sell yours.

  1. A new dress once worn will drop 50% in value so price accordingly.
  2. Wedding Dress designers usually discontinue some dresses from their older collections and add new ones e.g. Maggie Sottero usually changes her collection around October. If you have a dress from a discontinued range - it may be the very thing another bride has been hunting for!
  3. Dry clean as soon as possible. The longer you leave it - the more difficult the stain will be to get out. Pdem is a dry cleaning service that only cleans wedding dresses. They pick and deliver from any address in the UK and aim to return the dress cleaned within 2 weeks. They also sell wedding boxes.
  4. Prepare to wait to find a buyer - sometimes if you have an unique style i.e. coloured wedding dress it may take longer to sell but persevere! No matter how unique your style is - there will be someone who likes what you like (a bit like Marmite!) So take advantage of all the free sites where you can advertise your dress like Preloved.
  5. Try and remember the measurements/alterations of the dress/yourself when advertising - this helps others to size the dress to see if it will fit them or not. This really helps as wedding dresses are not sized the same as normal women's clothing.
  6. Show the dress in its best light - if you include a photo to help sell the dress - make sure it is a nice one - not one with the dress all creased!

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