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 (www.tradesy.com/weddings) – 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 (www.preownedweddingdresses.com) – 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 (www.oncewed.com/used-wedding-dresses) – 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 (www.nearlynewlywed.com) – 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 (www.etsy.com) – 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?