How to Buy a Discounted Vera Wang Bridal Gown

Posted in Used Wedding Dresses, Wedding Attire
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Vera Wang Luxe Esther Lace Wedding Dress – listed on BravoBride for half off the purchase price.

Vera Wang is one of the most coveted designers for weddings. Her dresses are timeless yet on trend and have women everywhere wanting more. However, the price point can be on the high side for most wedding budgets. Not to worry though, we can tell you how to get your hands on a discounted Vera Wang bridal gown

1. BravoBride: We have a wide selection of preowned Vera Wang dresses available for purchase. Many are discounted by 50% of more off the original price.

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Photo from White by Vera Wang

2. Davids Bridal: They are well known in the industry at having dresses for all shapes and sizes with a great selection of White by Vera Wang dresses. This collection is exclusively at David’s Bridal and the gowns are offered at a lower price point than Vera Wang’s main bridal collection With a very comprehensive site and multiple store-fronts, it’s an easy one stop shop for women looking for less expensive options while still staying on trend.


A wedding salon on BravoBride is selling this gown for only $395.


3. Sample Sales: Bridal salons typically have a sample sale once a year. Sample dresses are normally sold at the end of a year or season when the store needs to move out their current inventory to make room for the new dresses that designers are currently coming out with.  This is a great way to find a Vera Wang bridal gown from another season at at a discounted price.

If you thought a Vera Wang wedding dress was out of your budget we hope these ideas help you think again!




How to price your used wedding dress

Posted in Uncategorized, Used Wedding Dresses
Photo Credit: Bridal Musings

Photo Credit: Bridal Musings

If you’re in the market to sell your dress then you’re in luck! The spring months is the busiest time for online dress shopping as everyone is gearing up for all those June weddings. While buying the dress can seem like a daunting task and can get quite expensive, selling the dress can be a just as confusing process.

There are three main things to consider when pricing your wedding gown to sell online; original price; condition; designer.

Original price: your dress probably cost you quite the pretty penny and you’re looking to counteract the costs of the entire wedding by selling the dress… selling your dress between 50% and 75% off the original price is a great starting point in price and will be a great price to advertise online. Depending on the designer and condition you could consider selling it at a higher price but keep in mind that when brides are shopping, they are taking into consideration that it is a used dress.


Photo Credit: Mod Wedding


Condition: It is highly recommend that you get your dress professionally cleaned and/or preserved after the big day. This will put other brides minds at ease when shopping as they won’t have to take care of finding a local cleaner and you can sell at a high price.

Designer: Look into the average price of other dresses by the same designer. The higher end the designer is, the more women will be willing to pay. Additionally, take a look at other used dresses by the same designer. You want to be able to offer potential customers a fair and consistent price; not too expensive and not too cheap or else they’ll think its too good to be true!

Getting ready to sell your dress can be a daunting task. For more help on getting started or the top sites to sell your dress online, check out our recent blog posts. BravoBride is your one stop shop for all the useful information you need to get started!





How much it costs to sell your dress online

Posted in Selling online, Used Wedding Dresses, Wedding Deals & Steals


As they say, it takes money to make money. So what exactly does it cost to sell your wedding dress online? There are a few factors that go into this.

Selling fees online: Here are BravoBride, we charge a fee of $19.95 to post online. For more information about the specifics, check out our FAQs page. Fee’s on other sites vary from $9.99 to $250 depending on site and the services that come along with that fee. For example, for $250 on Nearly Newlywed, they professionally clean and package your dress, handle all of the social media and sell it online.

Speaking of cleaning… that will be a fee that comes out of your pocket if you want to be able to sell your dress at a higher price. One thing to be wary of if you choose to go to your local dry cleaners is that they might outsource the wedding dress cleaning to a wholesale store where there will be less personalized attention to your dress. Instead, it might be smarter to spend the extra money on a shop that specializes in wedding dresses because they can clean it AND preserve it which will make your dress more attractive to potential buyers. Professional cleaning can be anywhere upwards of $150.

Once your dress is sold… comes the shipping. If you’re selling your dress through a site that handles the shipping for you, you might find that cost added onto your listing fee in which case they won’t advertise it as a shipping fee. However, if you’re selling via a website where they simply sell it but you have to ship it, that cost comes out of your pocket.

If you’re selling your dress via an online store that has an all inclusive price, take a look and see if you’d actually be saving money by paying an all inclusive fee because once all of the costs add up, it can be quite a bit!

Good luck brides!




5 Best Sites to Sell Your Dress

Posted in Selling online, Uncategorized, Used Wedding Dresses, Wedding Attire


1. BravoBride: Here at BravoBride, we help you with every aspect of your wedding, from planning ideas, to DIY’s to selling the dress after the big day.

If you need help getting started on selling your dress, we’re here to help you out! Or if you have questions… we can answer those too. Or, if you have no idea where to even start, we can put you at ease and help you out.

But every bride, like her dress, is different and has different needs! So here are four other great sites where you can sell your dress online and ensure you get the best experience.

1. Nearly Newlywed: A great site where you submit your dress online and they take care of the rest like the listing, posting, social media and selling. All you have to do is ship it when it sells! Pay a $25 listing fee or you can pay $249 which covers the listing fee and getting it professionally cleaned.

2. Wedding Bee: This site allows you to both sell your dress and become a part of the conversation! Blog about your wedding and share some DIY ideas with other brides.

3. Tradesy: Sell your dress online and take home 91% of the commission! They only take a small percentage so you can be sure of getting a good deal.

4. Once Wed: This site helps you sell your dress or, if you’re in the process of getting married, provides you a list of vendors previous brides have tried and loved.

The best advice we here at BravoBride can give you is to find a venue via which you can sell your dress where you can become a part of the conversation and make sure your dress goes to a loving bride. Make sure you find a place that allows you to take the maximum amount of commission possible and make it easy for you to sell! It’s always a plus when they have a great support system where you can ensure all of your concerns will be addressed and the selling process goes as smoothly as possible.

Happy selling!




Fab Finds: Personalized Stamps

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Unique Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Products

Looking for a way to impress your guests and veer off the traditional wedding invitations? Look no further than Lillmandrill, bringing you personalized stamps and temporary tattoos. Their unique take on stamps adds quite the flair to any occasion and are easily customizable!

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

Let your guests enjoy your beautiful faces as temporary tattoos! This is a fun little souvenir they can take with them at the end of the night and remember all of the fun they had laughing, eating and dancing and celebrating your special day. This is also a small token that children will enjoy!

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

Does your family include a furry friend? Make them the mascot of your wedding day by stamping wedding invites or thank you notes with their cute face. Puppy parents are always thinking of ways to include their “furry children” in on the fun and this is a great way to commemorate the joining of two families– even if they do have a little extra hair and slobber than the rest of your family ;)

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

Photo Credit: Lillmandrill

And last but not least, a traditional stamp with a not so traditional twist. Send in your photo to Lillmandrill and they’ll transform you and your significant other into a stamp that can seal your invite to witness you sealing the deal!

These are fun quirky ideas that seem like a great and simple way to add a little flare to the celebrations. They’ll also last you quite a bit of time and can be used for other occasions simply by omitting ink on the date stamp.

Check out these and other fun ideas on Lillmandrill’s etsy shop.

Happy shopping!





Trend Report: Floral Chandeliers

Posted in DIY Projects, Eco-Friendly Weddings, Wedding Ideas, Wedding trends

Photo credit: lovemydress.com

Flowers add an element of charm and softness to a wedding and can be easily tailored to fit the couple’s style! On trend now are creating hanging chandeliers from flowers or simply adding flora to existing chandeliers to brighten up a room. If your dream is to get married outside and the venue just doesn’t fit the bill, adding greenery and flowers indoor can still create the magical scenery you were hoping for.

Photo credit: A Low Country Wed

These flowers can be added to soften up an environment such as a farm house or darker venue. By pairing lighter colored flowers with chandeliers, especially if they’re ones with light fixtures installed, it can double the soft lighting in the room and create a romantic scenery. This type of arrangement would be perfect for a semi-outdoor evening wedding.

Photo credit: Style me pretty

This non-traditional style fixture is perfect for a long table setting as featured or any indoor wedding in a more modern setting because it keeps with the straight lines aspect that often goes with modern buildings while still bringing in that garden magic. Pairing off-white flowers with an all-white setting will provide you with photos and memories that will transcend generations and trends to come; a true classic wedding.


Photo credit: Evan Laettner

This is a simple yet beautiful way to bring in a Mediterranean vibe to your wedding. Don’t be scared to try something so simple with a flora not traditionally used as the focal point of many center pieces. The sleek minimalist chandelier pairs well with these magnolia leaves looking classy simple.

Take a chance with the decor at your wedding. Try something new and bring a little bit of garden magic indoors to surround you and your loved ones!

Best of luck!





Sell Your Wedding Dress: Consignment vs. Online

Posted in Used Wedding Dresses, Wedding Attire, Wedding Ideas

Selling your dress after your wedding day can be just as stressful as finding it in the first place. You want to make sure you are getting the quality service you deserve, and a good bang for your buck! All the time, effort and money that went into finding “the one,” has to be somehow replenished when figuring out how to sell your dress.

Here are some pro’s and con’s for selling your wedding dress in a consignment shop versus online.

Consignment Shop

PRO: Money Up Front: You can walk into your local consignment shop and sell your dress right then and there. No waiting, no hassle, just trade in the dress for some easy cash.

CON: You won’t really know which store will pay more for your dress unless you visit or call multiple places and allow them to inspect your dress to see if its of quality they want to sell to their customers.

PRO: Quick timeline: As soon as you decide to sell your dress, you can just find the closest store to you as previously mentioned and walk out 10 minutes later.

CON: There’s a chance you’ll get paid less at a consignment store than you would online because the store needs to make a profit from your dress.

PRO: No need to “sell”: creating an ad and finding the right place to sell your dress online take quite a long time and effort on your part. You may not be the savviest fashionista who knows the correct terms to use when trying to sell your dress, so let someone else do it for you!


PRO: You can control where your dress is sold and to whom it’s sold.

CON: Some websites can issue you fees for selling products through their site.

PRO: You can post your dress on various sites, increasing the amount of views your dress will get.

CON: People might try to haggle down the price if its sold through a website where they can try to bargain rather than just click and buy– this might waste more time than necessary.

PRO: Depending on which site you use, this can also lead to quick cash directly deposited to your bank account!

If you have any questions about selling your dress online, check out our most recent blog post on a quick and easy guide to sell your dress.

Even though you’re selling your wedding dress, it’s still played an important part of your special day so make sure to consult this pro’s and con’s list and decide how to best find your dress a new home!

Best of luck!




How To Sell Your Wedding Dress Online

Posted in Used Wedding Dresses, Wedding Attire

Photo Credit: Occasions Durango

While parting with your wedding dress may be difficult, the below list should make it easier by giving you some useful tips on how to properly sell your preowned wedding dress online.

1. After your big day, get the dress properly cleaned at your local dry cleaners or at a specialty store that specializes in wedding gown cleaning and preserving. By taking the extra step of preserving the wedding gown you may be able to raise the price on your dress when selling it online.

Photo Credit: Bridal Gowns Photos

2. Identify via which online venue you’d like to sell your wedding dress. Sites like eBay may charge a small fee depending on the item you’re selling. Make sure that you identify any hidden fees before singing up to sell on the website of your choice.

It’s better to find an online store that specializes in used wedding dresses or all things bridal because they’ll help you best market and price your dress. Another viable option is to go via Craigslist which will minimize and/or avoid all shipping costs while keeping all of the cash profit immediately.

3. Create your post! Most brides will include a photo of the dress on them or hanging so that potential buys can get a visual of how the dress photographs in certain lighting. Make sure to include any measurements available besides the dress size so that women off all shapes and sizes can best determine the fit.

4. Pack and ship! Make sure to insure your gown in case in gets lost or damaged in transit and pay for signature delivery confirmation so that you will know the recipient received it.

Photo Credit: Hitched Packaging





Fab Finds: Forever Flowers

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Unique Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas

Photo Credit: Lille Syster

There are very few things that a bide and groom get to keep after the big day to display and remember their special moment forever. The dress gets stored away to be preserved for the long term and photos are wonderful visuals that the happy couple can always find and look back to. But what is something that can be kept, used during most seasons and be a small constant reminder about the lasting promise the two lucky individuals made to each other? Paper goods are becoming more and more common at weddings for the creativity, adaptability and durability.

Lilly Syster creates beautiful arrangements that can be used to decorate a table, make a photo booth more festive or even replace a bouquet!

Photo credit: Lille Syster

Lille creates little masterpieces that don’t have to resemble direct reality but rather can bring something unique about the couple’s mutual interests or the wedding theme. These musical flowers are both classy and fun and bring a timeless touch to a party.

Photo credit: Lille Syster

They can also be used to add color to a backdrop for a photobooth or plain wall and liven up the space. Lille’s pieces are very adaptable to any theme and the couple can always be sure to have their favorite colors present in their flowers regardless of the season!

Photo credit: Lille Syster

The best part about these handmade pieces is that after the music ends and the guests go home, the happy couple can keep these flowers as a permanent fixture in their home either as a table setting or a point of interest on the mantle. These beautiful paper flowers will be a constant reminder of the love shared between two people that won’t die.

Photo Credit: Lille Syster




Reversible Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted in Wedding Products

How smart is this idea? After the wedding, you can turn your bridesmaid gown into a little black dress! Now, you really can wear it again and again after the big day. Designer, Durga Sundaram-McCurdy, is the founder be durga-kali, home of the reversible bridesmaid dress. Not only are they lovely and make a statement, they are a practical investment too. Take a look at some of our favs!

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Best of all, durga-kali dresses dresses are all made in the US. Check out their website for even more styles and options.