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What if you could splurge on the perfect wedding dress — knowing that you could sell the gown for thousands of dollars after the wedding? I set out to answer the question of where to sell your wedding dress for the best price, and the number of options out there surprised me.
Some wedding dress resale sites take a 20% – 30% commission in exchange for hosting your wedding dress listing on their site, while other resellers just take a one-time $25 listing fee.
Here are all the best options I found for where to sell (or even donate!) your wedding dress. With these tips, you can say yes to your perfect dress without hesitation. You even have options for selling bridal party gowns!
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1. Keep 70% of the listing price when you sell your wedding dress on Nearly Newlywed.
Nearly Newlywed is one of the highest trafficked sites for buying used wedding dresses. So they make the process pretty straightforward for both buyers and sellers.
Start by taking a look at your dress from top to bottom and make a note of any blemishes. Then take photos and list the dress on the Nearly Newlywed site. You choose the listing price, but their team handles all the communication between you and the buyer.
When someone has purchased your dress, Nearly Newlywed will send you a prepaid shipping label. You can use any box you already have to ship it to the buyer.
Once they receive the dress, the buyer gets five days to decide whether or not to keep it. If they decide to send it back, the dress gets returned to you to try selling it again. If the buyer decides to keep it, 70% of the listing price will get sent to you via PayPal or a check.
TIP: StillWhite, a used wedding dress retailer, has a neat little pricing tool that tells you how much you can reasonably expect to sell your dress for after the wedding — as long as it stays in excellent condition and gets a professional cleaning.
2. List your dress for a flat $25 fee with StillWhite — and you keep the rest of the profit.
StillWhite has a LOT of perks. Pay a $25 listing fee — or bump it up to $35 for a premium listing that gets promoted on the site — then keep the rest of the profit when your dress sells. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
They even have a pricing tool to help price your wedding dress. For example, if you paid $5,000 for a Maggie Sottero wedding gown, StillWhite will suggest you list the dress for $2,750. That means you could pocket $2,725 after listing fees!
The catch? You’ll have to handle all buyer communication and shipping yourself.
TIP: With over 76,000 items for sale on StillWhite, I suggest paying the additional $10 for a premium listing in order to stand out. The $35 listing fee gets you in the top search results, an additional four photos, plus a video to get your dress sold faster.
3. Keep 80% of the listing price when you sell your dress on Poshmark.
Poshmark is very seller-friendly, but they don’t specialize in wedding dresses. So the process may take a bit longer to find the perfect buyer.
To sell your wedding dress on Poshmark, just take inventory of its condition and write up a description. Then snap photos and make a listing. They don’t have a listing fee, and items priced over $15 will earn you an 80% commission as a seller.
Buyers cover the shipping fees on Poshmark, and all sales are final.
Related: Here’s what you need to know about whether or not Poshmark is legit.
4. Get 80% of your listing price (and solid peace of mind) when you sell with Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses.
Like Poshmark, Pre-OwnedWeddingDresses.com (POWD) offers sellers 80% commission for their wedding dress sale. But what other perks do you get for that 80% commission? A decent amount!
To start you’ll get to rest easy with a secure payment through the POWD platform. You’ll also ship the dress using their secure and insured shipping label and get POWD sales coordination, hands-off marketing, and a payment plan option for buyers.
In addition to the 80/20 commission split, they also have a one-time $25 listing fee for wedding dresses. Bridal party dresses have a $5 listing fee.
5. Repurpose your wedding dress by donating it to charity.
There’s a fabulous alternative to selling your wedding dress … donate it!
Just like Marie Kondo taught us, thank your beautiful gown for the amazing day it gave you, then kiss it goodbye — knowing the love you felt for the dress will be passed on to someone in need.
Here are a few of our favorite wedding gown donation organizations:
- Angel Babies: Donated wedding dresses get transformed into infant gowns or tuxedos, then given to families of babies who didn’t make it home from the hospital. Brides who donate their dress will get a little note about where their gown went, along with a photo of the outfit that got made from it.
- Adorned in Grace: Dresses donated to Adorned in Grace get sold at drastically reduced prices. All proceeds go toward fighting sex trafficking and helping victims.
- Brides Across America: Donated wedding dresses get passed on to members of the military and first responders to help offset financial hardships like deployment.
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