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Pre-owned Wedding Dresses... Thoughts?

Ashley, on August 1, 2019 at 6:14 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 48
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I’m debating if buying a pre-owned wedding dress is OKAY, if it’s something appropriate enough to cut costs on....

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Latest activity by Meagan, on August 2, 2019 at 9:45 PM
  • M
    Devoted September 2019
    McKenzie ·
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    I would personally be okay with it, but it really depends on how you feel since you're wearing it. A lot of time, preowned dresses aren't even worn if that helps at all..

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think so ! Especially if the condition is nice and the sizing fits you and it would be a fraction of the cost!
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  • Kayla
    Dedicated November 2020
    Kayla ·
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    Definitely a personal choice but I’d be fine with it!! I think there’s some superstitions (same thing with pre-owned engagement rings and wedding rings) but I don’t put much stock in that- if you find one you love and it saves you money I’d say go for it!!
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  • Ashley
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I was going to go that route but then I found lace Mary on Etsy. She’s making my custom lace a line wedding dress for $600. Her reviews are amazing and she’s super communicative. I would check her out!
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  • Jazmine
    Expert September 2019
    Jazmine ·
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    I would say yes as long as you can try it on. Too many horror stories about women trying to do that and then paying more for alterations later
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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    I'd yes if it's like new. Sometimes the alterations are extensive and need to be undone.
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  • Cecy Rg
    Dedicated October 2019
    Cecy Rg ·
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    If you like the DRESS, it doesn’t matter that is used or from fifth avenue. BEST OF LUCK 💖
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  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
    Keri ·
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    Definitely okay! Just be cautious of how any alternations have to be done.

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Absolutely fine! It’s a great way to get a more expensive dress than you could afford new. Mine was never owned by another bride but it was a sample worn by several brides. I would’ve bought used from another bride if I liked the dress.
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  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    Found the dress I wanted for half off, used and completely unaltered and I JUMPED on it. I'm not sure I would have gone for it if it had been seriously altered before, but it was practically brand new. Definitely a steal.
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  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
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    I did! Found my dress at a thrift shop got 50% off that so payed 40 bucks. Dress is just under 800 at davids bridal
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  • A
    Devoted July 2020
    Ali ·
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    I got my dress for 50 on ebay. Brand new with tags, never tried on until I put it on. I have a little bit of altering to do but it's amazing and I'm in love with it!!! I'm in the process of adding a pocket for my phone (and tissues), making a petticoat, and when his clothes come in, I'm going to find a nice chunk of fabric similar (if not exactly like his) for a belt for my dress. Hit up ebay or amazon! They've saved us SO MUCH MONEY!!
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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    We did that. Mine was used; NotFroofy's was a sample. The only thing I would caution you about is that if you are buying online (as opposed to a consignment store), you try on the dress at a local salon before buying. It is really hard to tell from a photo how a dress will look on you.

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  • Vicki
    Savvy May 2021
    Vicki ·
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    I'm going buy a second hand dress. There is a second bridal shop in my town, all the proceeds go to help end Sex Trafficking. It's important to me to give back and support non-profits and local businesses. A second hand dress can also be altered to make it your own.
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  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    I think it’s okay. I’m looking for pre owned dresses. It’s all about how you feel. I just learned about a site called
    preownedweddingdresses.com
    i haven’t checked it out yet, but, I’m definitely going to!
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  • Ashley
    Savvy June 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I don’t mind it either.. I just needed some feedback on how appropriate it is, lol. Thank you!
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  • Ashley
    Savvy June 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I agree! Thanks girl.
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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    I don’t see any reason it wouldn’t be okay. I’m sure someone out there has some superstition about it but I see no reason not to buy it if you love it and it looks good!
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  • L
    Devoted October 2019
    Liz ·
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    If you like it and think it'll look good go for it. I'm using some decorations, flower girl accessories, and a pettie coat I got at a thrift shop. Nothing wrong with keeping costs down.
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  • Ashley
    Savvy June 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Thank you for your input, Kayla!
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