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Second Hand Wedding Dresses

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Weddings are expensive events because you have to plan everything from A to Z and that includes food, drink, wedding songs, groom’s tuxedo, bride’s wedding dress, guests list, invitations, decorations and many others. If you want to save money, my advice for you is to purchase a second hand wedding dress. Finding a bridal dress which fits you perfectly is a hard process, so start searching early, especially if you have a fixed amount of money set for spending.

In many cases the bridal gowns' price reaches even thousands of dollars. With careful planning you can find the bridal gown that you have always dreamt about. In general, the second hand wedding dresses have only been down the aisle just once, and yet they come at a big discount. Usually, the used wedding gowns are half the price of a new dress because they were worn.  

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The money saved by purchasing a second hand wedding gown can go to other wedding ceremony expenses. Usually, the used wedding dresses go through a test before they are put on the market. They are accepted in the Bridal Stores only if they don’t have damages and they are clean. Some of the bridal gowns look as good as the new models. If you don’t want to spend more than 1000$ on your bridal gown and you decided to purchase a second hand wedding dress, it is important to tell your intention to the salesperson. If you have an idea about the dress that you have always dreamed about, you can find it easier. In this article you will find some tips related to the second hand wedding dresses.     

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 About wedding dresses

If you chose a laid back wedding theme, is better to opt for an informal wedding dress – short and colorful. For the church ceremonies, select a bridal gown which is formal, white and long. You have the possibility to choose between several bridal dress models that are available in different styles and in all sizes.

First of all, you have to determine your body shape and if you choose a dress style that best suits your personality, you will feel comfortable in it. The second important tip is to evaluate your budget and decide if you want to buy the selected dress or you want to rent it. In case you don’t want to spend a lot of money in order to wear a wedding dress just once in your life, my advice for you is to go for a second hand wedding dress.  

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 How to buy a second hand wedding dress?

Decide upon the style of the used bridal gown you are looking for, because it'll help you to find the bridal gown easier. Know your sizes. Before you visit all the Bridal Shops located in your city, you can make an online research. Browse Internet auctions to make an idea about the wedding dress styles and its prices. If you find a gown that you like, ask the seller for details. You can even ask your family members and friends if they have a used bridal gown they would like to sell.

After you have found the perfect dress, it is important to try it and purchase it only if you feel comfortable in it. Before you make a final decision, it is important to examine the dress for tears or stains. Most of the brides put their gowns away without cleaning them, so before you sign the contract, make sure that the dress looks perfect on you and looks like a new model.     

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How to get a discount for a bridal gown?

Taking in consideration that the wedding ceremonies are expensive events, some brides want to save money by renting their bridal gown. Another option to find a cheap, discounted bridal gown is to look for second hand wedding dress styles. In order to make an idea about the dress you want to wear on your special day, my advice for you is to take a look in fashion magazines that show top designers' creations.

Wearing a second hand wedding dress is not a shame because most of the bridal gowns look as good as new and they are accepted by the Bridal Stores only if they fulfill some basic conditions. For sure, all the second hand gowns are cleaned before they are resold. But, don’t forget to examine it before you make a final decision.  

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How to sell a second hand wedding dress?

In case you don’t want to allow your wedding dress to collect dust, sell it. Most of the Bridal Stores and consignments accept second hand bridal gowns if they fulfill the basic conditions. In order to sell your used dress, first of all you have to clean it according to the care label. You can take your gown to a professional or you can even clean it on your own. Pay attention especially if your dress is made from  a sensitive material because you might damage it.

Repair any damage of the wedding dress. This includes missing sequins or loose buttons. If you can’t fix them, call a tailor or a seamstress because they have more experience. You can also sell your used wedding dress online. For this process, register at some wedding websites and upload as many images as you want about your dress. The most commonly used auction page is eBay.  

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Conclusion

Choose a second hand wedding dress and you can save hundreds of dollars. Nobody will know that your gown was used once because in most of the cases, they are resold only after they go through a test. In general, the bridal consignments will accept the wedding dresses only if they are not damaged.

It doesn’t matter where you buy your wedding dress or who designed it. The most important tip is to feel comfortable in it and dance all night long. Wedding is considered the most important day in every couple’s life, so have fun and enjoy every moment to the full. 

 

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Jenny got married. And she loved the experience of organizing it so much that she started to write about it.

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