Why Choosing a Pre-Loved Wedding Dress is the Best Option

More and more savvy brides are turning to the easy answer of buying a pre-loved wedding dress for their big day. There are so many reasons why we are finding the secondhand bridal gown is suddenly the new black.

While some brides get very excited about the idea of having their very own wedding dress designed and made just for them, others might roll their eyes or shudder a little bit at the drama of it all. What if there was an easier way to find the dress of your dreams without the hassle and incredible cost that can come with it?

Good news – pre-loved wedding dresses are the answer!

Save money

If you are planning a wedding, then it is no secret that they can cost A BOMB. The average Aussie wedding comes in around $60,000 in this modern day and age, the cost of which can make credit companies rub their hands in delight (and make grown brides and grooms get a little teary!)

The bridal gown is a rather big-ticket item and can cost anywhere from $1000 to upwards of $10,000, but your dream dress doesn’t have to be quite this painful to your hip pocket.

If you are on a budget or would rather spend the money on something else in the wedding or your life together post-vows, a pre-loved wedding dress is something serious to consider. You don’t even need to buy one – through awesome websites like Only Dream Dresses you can even hire a stunning gown and save heaps.

This is also another great way to afford top designer labels without paying exorbitant prices for a new gown. If you have a world-class designer in mind but can’t afford the hefty price tag of a brand new version, pick up an original masterpiece for a fraction of the price instead!

Photo credit: Andrea Marie 

Reduce waste

It is a rare bride that gets more than one wear out of her wedding dress. The simple fact that this is a one-time-only deal might make you cringe with the waste of it. If you are an environmentally aware bride then you know how big the landfill of used clothes is getting and you might not be so keen to add to it.

Why have something new created when you can find beautiful gowns from pre-loved sources? Reduce waste and money at the same time!

Save time

If you don’t have time to plan for a whole new wedding dress then pre-loved is absolutely the way to go. If your wedding is looming quickly or you are just a busy modern woman then time might be an issue and who wants to spend it all browsing, shopping, measuring, fitting and more?

Only Dream Dresses saves you so much valuable time. Our dresses are incredible quality, beautifully looked after and are as good as new. Find something you adore and grab it today, you could get married next week if you wanted!

Reduce decision making and stress

If there is one thing that planning a wedding is guaranteed to bring on, it is a headache from all of the decisions that you have to make. Flowers, bonbonniere, venue, celebrant, music, reading, the list goes on and on.

And if you look into the nitty-gritty of having a dress made there are even more decisions facing you; length, cut, fabric, colour, trimmings, neckline, sleeves and more. And so far, you have only seen these dresses on models with legs that go forever and who are naturally blessed with tiny waists.

How do you even know all your separate decisions will add up to a dress that suits your body or your style?

If you are easily stressed at the idea of all of this and want to just choose something that looked gorgeous on a real-life woman and you know would suit you too, then pre-loved is the solution.


Embrace vintage

Many wedding dress styles try to emulate a vintage look, but why not do it properly and actually get a vintage dress? A secondhand dress may seem like a boring or tame idea to some, but truly embracing an original gown from the era that you are channelling is so much better than a modern knock-off, surely?

There are so many intriguing styles throughout the years; uber-cool 1920s, feminine 1950s, free-spirited 1970s or even so-hip-it’s-back 1990s. Go all out and find the perfect gown and then proudly tell everyone that it doesn’t just look authentic – it is vintage and completely one of a kind! Your friends will be so jealous…

For second weddings and Bridechillas

If this is not your first time down the aisle, then the idea of forking out a mint for a new dress might seem silly. Or if you are part of the wonderful new breed of bridechillas, who would rather think about something more important, or who don’t really mind that much at all, then a pre-loved gown might really be the way to go

You saw it and loved it

It is really irrelevant whether your wedding dress has been worn before or not – isn’t it? You will look amazing when you walk down the aisle in it, and no one will be any wiser. If you spot an exquisite gown that is perfect for your big day, who cares if it is preloved?

Being preloved just means it already made one woman incredibly happy on the best day of her life. Why shouldn’t it do so again for you?

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