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Bumble84 Sun 09-Aug-20 10:21:07

Due to covid our wedding was cancelled. Instead of waiting for forever to reschedule we are just going to the registry office, no big fancy frocks etc.

This means I have a brand new unused unworn wedding dress which cost £1000 and a brand new flower girl dress, shoes etc which cost about £150. Does anyone know where is the best place to sell a wedding dress to try and maximise the return? I feel especially because it is unworn I hopefully stand a decent chance of a return on it (I hope) although I am realistic.

Also should I wait till next year to sell as no weddings will probably be happening this year?

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Frownette Sun 09-Aug-20 11:53:39

I was thinking about that myself, similar outlay.

I thought I might just bung it on eBay for £100.

You could try advertising locally at first and see if there is any interest?

GrumpyHoonMain Sun 09-Aug-20 11:55:36

I come from a culture where the registry is the time for the big white dress and would probably wear it and keep it on the whole day.

Bumble84 Sun 09-Aug-20 14:41:20

@Frownette yeah, I’m not sure what’s best. I wondered if there were specialist sites to sell. I even asked my bridal shop if they offer buy back but they don’t!

@GrumpyHoonMain I’m not sure what you mean by the registry but I’ll definitely not be wearing it now

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nettytree Sun 09-Aug-20 14:45:19

I got married in a registry office. I wore a white wedding dress and my hubby wore a morning suit. What are you going to wear instead?

Bumble84 Sun 09-Aug-20 15:04:42

@nettytree I’m wearing a dress but not my original dress which was bought and paid for back in April. I’ve just bought a plain simple dress to wear to the registry office. Seems daft to wear a £1000 dress for a maximum f half an hour since there’s no reception, neal etc

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Pancakeorcrepe Sun 09-Aug-20 15:07:57

Unfortunately I think it will be difficult to maximise return on the dress, it will be considered second hand even if it hasn’t been worn. Has it been altered to fit you?
I think what makes the most difference in price for resale is if it is designer.
Are you sure you don’t want to wear it for the registry office? If you don’t want to that’s fine, but there is nothing wrong with wearing a full on frock for a registry wedding.

Pancakeorcrepe Sun 09-Aug-20 15:09:51

Bumble it’s up to you of course but it’s really not daft! The two most important people will be there, which is you and the groom.

peonia Sun 09-Aug-20 15:53:30

I would maybe wait a few months to sell until the rules on weddings are relaxed and people are more likely to start planning big events and want to wear a big dress

PurBal Sun 09-Aug-20 15:54:05

I used StillWhite

Nosuchluck Sun 09-Aug-20 16:03:10

I wore a biggish white dress to my registry office wedding. Would you consider wearing it and then selling it after?

Sootikinstew Sun 09-Aug-20 16:09:17

I'd still wear it even for only half an hour. Your not going to get even half what you paid for it so you may as well actually get to wear it.

dementedma Sun 09-Aug-20 16:12:43

We have dd2s unworn wedding dress for sale. Wedding didnt happen. If you're a size 10 and want something uber plain and sleek....

Bumble84 Sun 09-Aug-20 17:46:45

@PurBal did you feel you got a decent return for it?

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Cakeorchocolate Sun 09-Aug-20 20:13:23

Another register office wedding with a typical wedding dress. Shame you don't want to wear it but I can understand if it may add to any disappointment of not having the wedding you hoped for.
But nothing wrong with wearing it if you change your mind.

I would wait until the situation for weddings are closer to normal, before figuring out where to sell it.

All the best for the day and future together though.

InfiniteSheldon Sun 09-Aug-20 20:15:21

I'd wear it!!! I walked to my wedding from the hotel in full flounce it was amazingly good fun

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