Top Five Places to Buy a Preowned Wedding Dress Online

by jaime on February 27, 2013

If you have champagne taste on a Budweiser budget (that’s me!), then buying a preowned dress is a stellar way to stretch your budget further. I personally got my dress at Nearly Newlywed (the fourth site listed below), but there are five great sites that offer huge selection, quality brands and discounted prices so every bride can get her dream dress. Here are my top five!

Tradesy ( – this site is the child of Recycled Bride and Tradesy, and there are a TON of options on here for you to choose from. Like many of the other sites listed below, the vast majority of dresses are being sold by the bride who bought/wore them, so you can ask a ton of questions.

Preowned Wedding Dresses ( – Dresses here are sold by either the bride (wedding pictures galore!) or by boutiques looking to get rid of extra stock at sample sale prices. Either way, you win!

OnceWed ( – What’s to love most about this site? Probably the huge supply of brides in the dresses they’re selling, so you can see the real sizes of the dress on a real girl. I love it! Plus, the prices are usually on par with the other competing sites out there. Plus, OnceWed has a pretty sweet blog for brides-to-be.

Nearly Newlywed ( – I have a certain soft spot in my heart for Nearly Newlywed, and as their dress collections expand, so does that soft spot. Jacqueline, the founder, did a great Q&A here on the site, and if that doesn’t convince you to check them out, maybe consider the fact that this is where I bought my wedding dress!

Etsy ( – etsy is my catch-all for anything weddings. I’m getting my bridesmaids’ dresses there, I’ve bought decor items from there, and you can even get dresses custom made for you through the site. But you can also find vintage and preowned designer dresses for far less than the sticker price. Don’t think of this as a site exclusively for handmade items, ladies!

Where did you buy your dress? Did you go for a preowned option?



Andrea (@FrSeed2Stomach) November 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

Thanks for this round-up! I’m actually thinking about selling my gown and wonder if you know anything about that!

jaime November 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Andrea, great idea! I’ll get together some tips from experts and resale sites/stores on how to sell your gown! Stay tuned. :)

Kelly February 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I just wanted to share with you another site Thanks!

michelle daniels February 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I too have a brand new, never got worn wedding dress. It is an Ella Rosa with a lace up back in ivory. Size 16 it is simply beautiful. We also have the veil which is a match to the dress as well. Need to sell. Also have flower girl dress size 10 to sell it is white. This was for a fall wedding. Have matching bouquets in sunflowers.Dress and veil together are $500. bouquets negotiable. Whole wedding was planned and 90% paid for when he backed out.

Vanda April 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Great info! We are a consignment/sample store in Toronto, Canada and we just began listing gowns on We ship to Canada and the US. Congrats Brides-to-be! and goodluck!

Beth June 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Preloved wedding dresses are the perfect option when you are looking to save some money with your wedding. My sister and I both used and were thrilled with the gowns we got.

Jane August 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Hi guys, I used to buy my dress then again to sell it. Told all my friends about it.

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