Ask any bride and she’ll likely tell you she felt and looked her most beautiful in her wedding dress. Sixty-eight percent of brides tell us they definitely or maybe sell their gowns. And 42% say their reason for selling is to share their gorgeous gown with another bride.
If you’re a modern bride who wants to sell her wedding dress, now you can use our smart new tool to determine exactly what it’s worth.
Introducing the PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Dress Value Calculator. It instantly computes the value of your wedding dress and shows you real examples of sold and currently for sale gowns identical or similar to yours. We think it’s useful not just for a woman looking to earn extra cash months (or perhaps even years) after she walked down the aisle, but it can also the bride in the midst of wedding planning factor in her dress resale into her overall wedding budget.
In other words, your $5,000 dream gown can “cost” you a whole lot less than that when you consider what you can recoup if you sell it down the road.
Say, for example, you’re planning on wearing the stunning Vera Wang Gemma to your wedding this June. Enter a few quick numbers and facts about your dress and we’ll show you what it will be worth after your Big Day.
Or perhaps you got married in August 2011 and are now ready to sell your Jim Hjelm 8801 dress. With a few quick clicks you can see our recommending pricing and the potential cash flow that is currently in your closet.
Our new Dress Value Calculator will show you the value of any gown, by any designer, of any age…in seconds.
The Calculator is so accurate because it uses all the criteria we know affect a dress’ resale value – the original cost, of course, and also the purchase date, the designer and style, whether it’s new, sample or used, its condition and if it’s been cleaned. All those factors contribute to the final sale price. We’ve seen that in the data we’ve collected from the hundreds of thousands of wedding dresses women have listed and sold on our site since it was launched nine years ago.
To give you a taste of what the Calculator can do, we used it to find the value of 5 very popular gowns on our site. We made a few assumptions: the dresses were bought on in Feb 2012 for standard retail prices, were used once and cleaned, and are now in pristine condition (meaning no marks, or other imperfections).
We hope the Dress Value Calculator helps you decide if and when selling your gown is the right decision for you. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!
Selling a Wedding Dress