It’s expensive to be a bridesmaid. There are costs like the bachelorette party, bridal showers, and of course, the bridesmaid dress.
And just like a prom dress, a bridesmaid dress is only used once, and when the wedding is over, so is the life of that dress…
Unless you sell your bridesmaid dress!
Thankfully, you can earn some of the money back that you spent on the bridesmaid dress by selling it.
There are plenty of places to sell your bridesmaid dress.
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Where to Sell a Bridesmaid Dress
Here’s where you can sell used bridesmaid dresses for the most money.
You can sell your bridesmaid dress on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. You can create an account on the site to list your dress.
There’s a $5 listing fee to sell a bridesmaid dress. You keep 80% of the listing price.
Once your item sells, the company will send you a prepaid and insured shipping label. You can drop your dress off at a UPS location.
You get paid via PayPal.
Make money selling used clothing and accessories on Poshmark. It’s a good platform for selling bridesmaid dresses. Just take some photos of your dress, price it, and list it in just a few steps.
You can use the company’s label to ship your bridesmaid dress and cash out as soon as the order is complete.
Listing your dress for sale on Poshmark is free. The site does take a commission on the sale though.
Poshmark takes a flat commission rate of $2.95 for sales under $15. For sales that are worth $15 or more, the company takes a 20% commission.
You can sell your unwanted bridesmaid dress on Sell My Wedding Dress.
A basic listing on the site is free, which is great. You can register for a free listing on the site.
Etsy sells bridal wear in addition to the handmade items the site has to offer. You can list your dress for sale on there.
There is a listing fee though of $0.20 per item. When your dress sells, you’re charged a 6.5% fee.
You can list your bridesmaid dress for sale on Borrowing Magnolia. You can list and sell your dress on the site for one flat fee. There’s no commission charged and no hidden fees.
Take some photos of the dress, create a listing on the site, and communicate with buyers. You can interact and negotiate with interested buyers, answer questions about the dress, and provide more details about the dress. You can ship the dress to the buyer once it sells.
OfferUp is a good option if you want to sell a bridesmaid dress locally. It’s a website where you can buy and sell stuff locally.
Take some photos of your dress, set a price for the item, and then list it for sale. There are no fees charged on local sales, which is great. You also have the option to ship your clothing if you pay a fee of $1.99 or 12.9% of the sale price.
7. Bridal Boutiques
Some bridal boutiques sell pre-owned bridesmaid dresses. Commission can vary from store to store.
Ask at local bridal boutiques whether they will sell your used bridesmaid dress and about the commission fees.
ThredUp is an online consignment and thrift store where you buy and sell secondhand clothes. You could list your unwanted bridesmaid dress for sale there.
You can ship your gown to the company and cash out or get shopping credit when it sells. You can earn 5% to 80% of the selling price.
9. Consignment stores
You could sell your bridesmaid dress at a consignment store.
Do an internet search for “consignment store near me,” to find local stores. Take your dress to the store. An employee will inspect the dress and quote you a price. The dress will be placed in store for sale if you accept the quoted price.
Once the store sells your dress, you’ll get paid. Consignment stores take a commission on the sale, which is usually between 20% and 40% (or even more than that) of the amount your dress sells for. Some stores even charge if your items don’t sell.
Because each consignment store varies in its rules and policies regarding the selling process, ask stores about their rules and commissions before the sale. Also, ask if the store will sell your bridesmaid dress as not all of them do.
Facebook is a good place to sell your used bridesmaid dress. You can list your used bridesmaid dresses on the Facebook Bridesmaid Dress Resale group.
You can sell used bridesmaid dresses on eBay. It’s a popular platform, so it’s great for getting your dress listed in front of lots of potential buyers.
You can list more than 250 items per month for free on eBay. There’s a selling fee of 13.25% on eBay for most categories.
Sell your used bridesmaid dress on Facebook Marketplace. It’s free to list stuff for sale on there. You can arrange cash sales will in-person buyers.
You aren’t charged fees on local sales. You also have the option to ship your dress if you want to for a fee of 5% or $0.40 minimum per order.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Beyond the Wedding, into the Cash!
If you’re ready to say farewell to your bridesmaid dress, you’re about to embark on a journey of decluttering and rewarding yourself.
That dress has been an integral part of beautiful moments, and now, it’s time to share that beauty and make someone else’s special day equally enchanting.
Selling your bridesmaid dress is not only a practical move for your wardrobe but a way to contribute to sustainable fashion. Remember, as you pass on these dresses, you’re also passing on the happiness and charm they brought to your life.
So, by selling your bridesmaid dress, you’re not just making a profit; you’re making more memories possible for someone else!