Bridesmaid Trade, Inc (www.bridesmaidtrade.com) is an online resource for brides and bridesmaids to sell, buy, and rent bridesmaids dresses. Founded by budget-savvy, eco-friendly bridesmaids Kathryn House and Jeanette Park, Bridesmaid Trade.com helps former bridesmaids recoup cash on their once-worn dresses, or bridesmaids-to-be find the dresses they need for a fraction of the cost. Three services are currently available:
To sell: Dress listings are free, and bridal parties are encouraged to post matching or coordinating dresses. Our easy-to-use form is available at: https://bridesmaidtrade.com/sell-dress.
To buy: Looking for a dress? New or once-worn dresses are for sale at 40%-60% below the retail cost. To browse our inventory: https://bridesmaidtrade.com/dresses.
To rent: Classic styles from J.Crew and Ann Taylor available for just $30-$40 per rental: https://bridesmaidtrade.com/bridesmaid-trade-rentals-beta.
We blog daily, featuring up and coming Etsy designers, wedding trends, etiquette tips for the conscientious bridesmaid, and occassionally, some good celebrity gossip. We are based in Boston, Massachusetts and our website is at www.bridesmaidtrade.com.
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Kristin · Married on 07/30/2016
It can take a little digging to find what you need (not all sellers list the style # or exact color, for example). But the reward was worth it for me -- a David's bridal dress (which was retailing for $99) on sale for $45! Dress was shipped promptly and in perfect condition. If your bride picks a popular bridesmaid dress style from a major vendor (like David's bridal) DEFINITELY scope out the offerings on BridesmaidTrade before you plunk down way too much money for a dress you'll never wear again.Sent on 08/23/2016
Bridesmaid Trade.com's reply:Thanks so much - we're thrilled we could help you find a dress. We also definitely appreciate the feedback on the searching process and will take that into consideration as we work to make the search process even better.