Why You Should Consider Buying a Pre-loved Wedding Dress Rather Than a Brand New One

There is absolutely no doubt that your wedding dress is one of the most important parts of your wedding ceremony. After all, there is a good chance that you have been dreaming of wearing a nice, eye-catching wedding dress ever since you were a little girl, isn’t that right? However, as you may already know, some of the most gorgeous-looking wedding dresses come with some pretty high price tags that not everyone is okay with. One of the main reasons for this is that a wedding dress is something that typically gets worn only once, and then it gets either sold to someone else or given to another bride.

Whilst buying a brand new wedding dress is an option, there is another really good option that you can go with when it comes to dealing with stuff like this, and that option is to either rent or buy a pre-loved wedding dress. More and more brides have started choosing this option as an alternative to buying a brand new wedding dress not only because it is a much more affordable option, but also because there are many other advantages that are associated with buying a pre-loved wedding dress.

What Does Buying a Pre-loved Wedding Dress Mean?

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Condition: Used, Dry Cleaned: Yes, Color: Ivory, Year: 2016
Location: Mackay / Queensland

Buying a pre-loved wedding dress means buying a wedding dress that has already been worn by another bride. However, it can also include wedding dresses that women had purchased but did not wear (and maybe with the price tag still attached), oftentimes due to change of mind, or pregnancy, that they need to purchase another wedding dress instead. While it is true that buying a pre-loved wedding dress may sound unheard of to some women, the truth is that there are several different reasons why it is actually a great option to take up for your own wedding. For instance, buying a pre-loved wedding dress is a great option for brides who are on a budget, but it is also a great option for brides who are passionate about the environment.

That being said, when it comes to buying an attractive wedding dress, some women may have their heart set on some sort of a designer gown purchased straight off the rack at the bridal shop for full retail price. But if your budget is not as thick as you would like it to be and now you need to choose whether you would like to invite a few more guests to your wedding or buy an expensive wedding dress instead, there is a good chance that you will end up inviting a few more guests instead of buying that brand new, eye-catching (expensive!) wedding dress that you have always wanted to have. And now, here are some of the most important things that you need to know about buying a pre-loved wedding dress!

You Get to Save a Considerable Amount of Money

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Although some people may think that buying a used wedding dress is not as good of an option as buying a brand new one is, they usually forget that they are probably the only people who know that their wedding dress has been worn by another bride at some point — unless, of course, they decide to disclose it to one of their guests. Buying an inexpensive, yet gorgeous-looking wedding dress (in usually near brand-new condition!), means that you got yourself a really good discount.

More often than not, pre-loved wedding dresses are made of high-quality materials, so there is pretty much nothing to worry about. And on top of that, in many cases, you get yourself a nice discount of about 50% of the gown’s original price, and sometimes, even more than that.

A Wide Variety of Pre-loved Wedding Dresses to Choose From

pre loved wedding dress
Condition: Used, Dry Cleaned: Yes, Color: White
Year: 2018, Location: Brisbane / Queensland

When some people think of buying a second-hand clothing item, they probably think that there will not be that many options for them to choose from. However, this is definitely not the case when it comes to buying a pre-loved wedding dress. There are many women out there who choose to resell their wedding dresses because it is just not a practical solution to have them just hanging around at home.

What this means is that there are many different pre-loved wedding dress options for you to choose from these days. So, whether you are planning on buying a chiffon wedding dress, a backless wedding dress, or just about any other type of wedding dress that you can think of, you can rest assured that you will find a number in several different sizes for you to choose from. Simply check out our online shop to view our wide range of stunning pre-loved wedding dresses! It’s not to be missed.

An Environmentally-Friendly Option

As human beings, we tend to get rid of our things as soon as we stop using them. For instance, some people tend to buy single-use plastic materials, waste a lot of food, and throw away their clothes far more often than they should, and the same thing can be said about wedding dresses. If brides are keeping their wedding dresses in their closets without even trying to resell them, more and more wedding dresses will continue to be produced.

With this in mind, more women should give their wedding dresses a new chance at life. After all, wedding dresses are only made for weddings and as a result of that, they usually only get worn once, which is kind of a sad thing considering all the hard work that goes into the process of making them. This is why buying a pre-loved wedding dress is pretty much always a good thing to do. When you buy a pre-loved wedding dress, you support both recycling and reusing, and getting the dress altered to fit you should not be that hard to do as most seamstresses are highly skilled in this area of work.

So Many Opportunities

Purchasing a wedding dress is one of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning process. The reason for this is that there are so many different material options for you to choose from, including satin, silk, tulle, lace, corsets, and more. And even if you know exactly what you are looking for, you still have to think about all the veil lengths and styles.

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One of the best things about buying a pre-loved wedding dress is that there is a good chance that you will end up falling in love with either a style or fit that you have never even considered before. Not only does buying a pre-loved wedding dress provide you with a great opportunity to view a dress, but you also get the chance to think about what you saw and decide whether or not that gown is something that you want to be seen in. And even if the gown doesn’t really fit your style, it can still be altered in such a way that it becomes something that you would be more than happy to wear during your wedding ceremony.

It Opens the Door to Designer Brands

Another good thing about buying a pre-loved wedding dress is the fact that it opens the door to designer brands. While it is pretty safe to say that just about any bride-to-be out there would like to walk down the aisle in an eye-catching designer wedding dress, some brides just don’t have the means to buy such an expensive clothing item.

Pre-loved wedding dress listings allow you to find and purchase your dream wedding gown at a fraction of its original price. This is kind of a win-win situation because both you and the original owner can benefit from it. Not only do you get to save a considerable amount of money, but the original owner gets to recoup some of the money that they had spent on the wedding dress and use it to buy something else.

You May Ask to Negotiate Until You Reach the Right Price

When it comes to buying a wedding dress from a retail store, the main principle is simple — what you see is exactly what you get. This applies to not only the dress but to its price as well. And this is where the idea of buying a pre-loved wedding dress comes into play! So, one of the most important benefits of buying a pre-owned wedding gown is that you can negotiate with the dress’ original owner until you reach the price that would work best for your current financial situation.

Simply ask the original owner and kindly ask them to tell you how much they would charge you for the wedding dress that they are trying to sell, and if you are not okay with the price that they present to you, ask if they would consider selling the dress at a reduced price. Once you are satisfied with the deal that the original owner presents you with, make sure to thank them before finalising the transaction. This one simple step will help you show the original owner that you are really glad that you successfully managed to come up with a nice deal that both of you will be able to benefit from.

To sum it all up, you can get the most out of your money when you buy a pre-loved wedding dress. Speaking of pre-loved wedding gowns, make sure to visit our online shop and check some of our gorgeous dresses out! We strongly believe that you will find something that really fits your style on our website!

Know someone who already owns a wedding dress and would benefit from listing their dress on our website? We would love for you to recommend our online Marketplace to them to list their dress with us!

We wish you every happiness for your wedding day!

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