When opting to purchase a used wedding dress instead of a new one, there are many factors that need to be considered when looking at prices.
The age, whether it has been professionally cleaned or not, the dress’ condition, and the designer are all factors that will influence the price of a used wedding gown.
Most used wedding gowns are automatically reduced in price anywhere from 35-60% simply because they have already been worn once. If the dress has been professionally cleaned, you can expect to pay a tiny bit more for this gown simply because the previous bride took the time and put the effort in to making sure the gown was in good enough shape before selling it.
If the dress is a little bit newer, compared to decades old dresses, you can also expect to be paying more for this gown. A newer dress means that there is a slimmer chance of there being an extensive amount of damage being done to the gown.
The overall condition of the dress plays a large factor into how much the dress is going to be able to be sold for. A dress that is in good shape and is without noticeable damage or visible stains is a dress that is in good condition and is worth the money.
Finally, the designer of the dress holds a lot of power over the price. If this is a used dress from a well-known designer, you can expect to only pay about 35-40% less than what the original bride paid for.
Keeping these main factors in mind while shopping for a used wedding gown will help you know whether or not you are getting a good deal.