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Lisa + Ray | Casablanca Wedding from ideux Photography
By Holly on November 25th, 2014
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Here’s a pretty Nevada wedding with a lovely Casablanca gown that was purchased here on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.  Lisa + Ray’s outdoor ceremony was rustic and contemporary and their I Do’s were said in the nick of time…as a flash thunderstorm hit … Continue reading

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Here’s a pretty Nevada wedding with a lovely Casablanca gown that was purchased here on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.  Lisa + Ray’s outdoor ceremony was rustic and contemporary and their I Do’s were said in the nick of time…as a flash thunderstorm hit immediately following the ceremony!  Don’t miss the pretty pops of yellow wedding decor, like the string of lemons hanging from the flower arrangements at the altar, the playful use of lemon slices on the wedding cake (with an awesome ‘love’ cake topper), or my favorite: the cute canvas chevron print tote carried by an equally cute flower girl.  Enjoy!

Lisa + Ray | August 9, 2014 | Reno, Nevada | Wedding Dress: Casablanca

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The Ceremony
Our wedding took place at an events center called The Grove at South Creek with a contemporary, rustic ambiance in Reno, Nevada. We had a non-traditional, secular ceremony for 270 guests, held outdoors during the early evening and was officiated by Ray’s father. We had our grandparents, parents, and godparents all process down the aisle, and the bride’s two year-old goddaughter was the flower girl. It was a family oriented ceremony where we wanted our loved ones to participate. We participated in a tree planting ceremony, and we plan on planting the tree in the yard of our new home in the coming months.  On the day of our wedding there was a 1% chance of rain according to the weather forecast and within one minute of our wedding ceremony ending, a downpour ensued! We were really grateful to have had an indoor-outdoor venue, as well as a tent for our guests to enjoy the sudden thunderstorm.

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The Reception
We really wanted our reception to be guest centered, and less about us. It was such an honor to have had so many people from different facets of our lives, present for our wedding day. Most of our guests had traveled a significant distance to Reno, and we wanted our guests to have a great time from the moment they arrived at The Grove. An open bar, a buffet of delicious west coast grub, endless cake and a DJ to play non-stop really helped our guests feel accommodated and gave them the best experience. The dance floor was packed for five hours, and we don’t think our guests could’ve had a better time.

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Lisa’s Dress Search
I tried on one dress – the one I purchased from PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. I knew I didn’t want to try on very many dresses, nor participate in the typical wedding dress purchasing experience. I had a pretty good idea of the type of dress I wanted, and it was just a matter of time before I found one I really loved.  I chose the dress I did because I had wanted a dress that had some lace details and was unique but not too fashion forward.  I wanted a dress that represented my style and was something I could dance in. The dress was also affordable, and the seller gave me a week to return it if it didn’t suit my needs.

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How Lisa Felt in Her Wedding Dresses
Confident, Unique, Timeless

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Why Lisa Decided to Buy a PreOwned Wedding Dress
I wanted to buy a pre-owned dress for many reasons, but the main reason being cost.  I find it hard to justify a purchase of several thousand dollars for a dress that I will wear one time. Buying a pre-owned wedding dress is also more eco-friendly than purchasing a new one. I would recommend buying a pre-owned dress to anyone!

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Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Photography: ideux Photography, Jerrine Plunket | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Grove at South Creek  | Event Planning: Celedon Events | Floral Design: Quality Event Design  | Cake: Karen from Simply Cakes

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Kyla + Keith | Claire Pettibone Wedding from Natalie J Weddings


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There is so much to love about this charming wedding.  From the intimate setting, to the beautiful decor (styled by the bride!) to the wedding dress that was beyond meant to be, this wedding is brimming with inspiration.  But what we love most is a bride and groom so clearly in love and and happy to celebrate their Day with family and friends.

Kyla + Keith |  May 25th 2014 | West Sussex, England
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone Genevieve

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The Ceremony
It was simple, potent and profound. We chose to have a Blessing Ceremony held by a friend and teacher we hold close to our hearts. A special moment was when Keith and I were looking into each others eyes, we were ever present and committed to the moment as we came together; at which point several of our guests mentioned that they could feel the love between us permeating the room and touching their hearts.

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The Reception
Our Reception was a combination of two of our favorite things, good food and good people. It was heaven on earth (or at least it felt like it). Our caterers Field & Fork delivered excellent seamless service to all of our guests, which helped Keith and I stay focused on our guests and our impending speeches. I styled the tables with vintage lace, unique vintage copper frames (with photos from our engagement photo-shoot), large vintage troughs with flowers pouring over, small jars filled with flowers that we too small to go in the boutiques, Keith’s old dj records which were hand painted with copper paint to tie in with the other details, along with our gift to everyone which was a piece of art that I designed to compliment the colours of the wedding, that I individually stamped with our wedding date, initials and hand wrapped with paper and twine. It pulled together the whimsical, romantic, boho look we were looking to create.

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Kyla’s Dress Search
I started my dress dreaming process on-line, which is where I first came across Claire Pettibone’s ‘Genevieve’ and thought if I could have any dress in the world I would choose that one! (when I discovered how much it was I continued my search in hopes of a cheaper alternative).

I went onto Claire Pettibone’s website and saw that Leonie Claire Bridal in Brighton would be holding a Claire Pettibone’s Trunk Show!  I couldn’t believe it. When I arrived at Leonie Claire Bridal Boutique in Brighton, Leonie (aka the bride whisperer & owner of the boutique) let me walk around to begin selecting the dresses I wanted to try on, however, I only had eyes for Claire’s pieces. She started to remove each dress I had chosen off the rail, as she came to take Genevieve off the rail I started to cry- yep cry (!) When I put Genevieve on it was as if everything made sense, the wedding, me, it was the ONE! Eek! At a loss of how to extend a £1,500 – £1,800 budget to £4,310 wasn’t the biggest challenge, it was how to tell my soon-to-be husband that I was willing to pay over £4,000 dress I was only going to wear once! Saying this I had absolutely NO idea how I was going to make it happen?!

So I did it, I took a leap of faith and trusted that the abundance would come in and that I would be provided for because in my heart I knew it was the ONE – and to my surprise it did!

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How She Felt In Her Wedding Dress
At-one-with-myself, Blessed, A Queen

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Why Kyla’s selling her wedding dress:
To be honest I never thought I would be able to bring myself to sell it. But then I realised that a dress this beautiful deserves to be worn time and time again, in a sense it feels like that’s why it has been designed, to radiate it’s beauty, to allow others to enhance their beauty through wearing it. So I have now arrived at feeling that it would be wrong to keep it, knowing that someone else could receive as much pleasure, joy and compliments as I have wearing it!

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Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone Genevieve | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Southend Barns | Caterer: Field & Fork |Photographer: Natalie J Watts @ Natalie J Weddings | Cake: Treacle & Co Bakery Florist:  Leonie Dunlop

Lovely Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses


Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Don’t you just love long sleeved wedding gowns?  They are demure, romantic and just so feminine.  Before Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen gown, brides had few long sleeved wedding dress choices.  But today, there are so many pretty options available.  Here are just a few of our favorite PreOwned choices.

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Want to see more?  Browse all of our PreOwned Wedding Dresses here.

Pretty Pops Of Wedding Color


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Nice day for a white wedding? Always. But bright pops of color add impact and personality to your big day.  Not to mention being modern, fresh looking and oh-so-easy. You can bring in just a hint of your favorite hue or a bold swath of color for a grand statement.   If you are looking to add a little – or a lot of – color to your wedding, take a peek at these weddings and prepare to be inspired.

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A peep of pink underneath your wedding dress on your heels is the perfect pop of color! Photo: Captured by Kate Photography

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Can’t leave the gents out. Colored socks are such a fun way to bring in brightness to a tuxedo. Chartreuse is an amazing shade of green! Photo: Sandra & Greg at Picture This! See more of this real wedding here.

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We never get tired of letterpress, and when combined with bright colors it gets even better. Neon pinks and orange with unique type make this wedding stationery something to remember. Photo: A Girl and A Camera, Stationery: Aerialist Press

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The bright pink details of this wedding runner set the scene for the perfect walk down the aisle. Photo: Liz + Ryan Photography, Styling and Floral: Allison Barnhill Designs and Intrigue Designs and Decor.

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Don’t stop at your decor. Wedding dresses incorporate beautifully bright shades, like this Angel Sanchez or Carolina Herrera gown with yellow and black accenting.

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Have your bridesmaids don a super bright splash of color for impact in wedding photos. Photo: Belinda Louann Photography

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Bright grassy green is a beautiful pop of fresh color for this crisp place setting. Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

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This all-white tent is perked up by brightly colored lanterns hanging and swaying above. Photo: Jana Morgan, Design: Let’s Do This Event Planning

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Chairs provide a pop of poppy red for this stunningly modern wedding tablescape. Photo: KT Merry, Floral + Design: Cristina Lozito

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This bride had a black and white wedding, except for bright pops of yellow which showed up in her floral details. Photo: Meghan Shaw Photography, Floral: Artistry Design Group. See more of this real wedding.

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Sunny yellow in the florals and favor bows are gorgeous at this outdoor wedding. Photo: Mandy Paige Photography

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How about a burst of blue? Toile fabric, white hydrangeas and tulips with blazing blue glassware make for a bright tablescape. Photo: Fan Jiang for Colin Cowie Weddings

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A dessert table is elevated to the next level with candy apple red accents. Photo: Visual Cravings, Cakes: Truffle Cake and Pastry 

See more wedding inspiration in our Real Wedding Gallery.

Vera Wang Holly | Real Brides


Vera Wang Holly

Vera Wang Holly is a dazzling wedding dress. The bodice features interlocking shapes giving it both texture and sleekness.  And the sculpted architectural bodice provides striking contrast with the dramatic mermaid skirt created with over 200 organza petals. This gown is truly a Vera Wang masterpiece!

Vera Wang Holly retails starting at $8,000.  PreOwned pricing starts at $3,900.

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Lily + Marc | Lazaro Wedding from Joseph Mark Photography


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Lily and Marc’s glam destination wedding in Texas was truly a family affair. We love the fact that both bride and groom were walked down the aisle by their parents. Their wedding was accented by a cream and soft pink palette, and the incredibly modern chuppah featured florals encased in lucite, ringed with romantic candles. Such a beautiful joining of families.

Lily + Marc | August 24, 2014 | Dallas, Texas | Dress Listing: Lazaro, LZ3407

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The Ceremony
We were joined by 90 guests and married in an intimate ceremony at The Westin. Keeping with Jewish traditions, our families all had roles in the wedding ceremony. Our parents walked each of us down the aisles, and our siblings, nieces and nephews all joined us under the chuppah and blessed us with the seven wedding blessings. It was a picture perfect wedding. We’re from New York City but chose Dallas as Marc’s parents live there and his father is on a waiting list for a heart transplant and not permitted to travel. We brought the wedding to him. 

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The Reception
The reception was filled with beautiful flowers and an intimate dinner. While the DJ played music, the videographer had a drone that was flying around the dance floor capturing amazing footage. We had a lovely meal with a lively crowd. 
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Lily’s Dress Search
After watching my three younger sisters get married, I already knew which dress I wanted to buy. I had been dreaming of my wedding day and had followed wedding blogs and Instagram feeds for years. I picked out my Lazaro lace and tulle dress long before I tried it on. When I stepped out of the dressing room at the famous Kleinfelds of New York, I saw the other shoppers gasp and knew that the dress was the one. 
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How Lily Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classic, elegant and stunning.

 

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Why Lily Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
After celebrating and moving into our Manhattan apartment, we wanted to build the home of our dreams. Manhattan apartments don’t leave a lot of room to store beautiful wedding dresses, so I would prefer to take the money from the sale of the dress to help build our home together.

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Wedding Dress: Lazaro, LZ3407 | Photography: Joseph Mark Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Westin Galleria Dallas | Wedding Planner: the bride | Floral Design: Freesia | Cake: Frosted Art | Makeup Artist: Beauty and the Blush

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Jim Hjelm

Jim Hjelm elevates wedding dresses from merely beautiful to exquisitely elegant. By combining luxurious fabrics with incredible craftsmanship, these enchanting wedding gowns become extraordinary, certainly worthy of one of the most memorable days of your life.

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The Jim Hjelm signature look is graceful sophistication, designed for today’s bride. That means modern shapes and silhouettes: accentuate your shape with a mermaid or drop-waist style or choose an A-line for a sleek, chic look. It also means feminine detailing that helps you feel (and look) ladylike.

Chantilly and Alencon lace, soft and sheer English net and other vintage-inspired materials create a sense of romanticism. The wedding dresses are soft yet chic with layers that create a dreamy elegance and light-as-air feeling. If you want to glide down the aisle, these may be the dresses to do it in!

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In Spring 2014, Hayley  Paige Gutman, the fresh-faced creator of Hayley Paige wedding dresses took over design at Jim Hjelm. The 2015 collection was released in October, and features updated takes on the classic Jim Hjelm look.

Hayley’s hand may be seen in the cascading and tiered skirts, a favorite style of hers. 1920s-inspired feather detailing and embellished embroidery in floral or garden themes feature heavily in the collection. Flower lovers will love the two gowns with larger-than-life rose stencils on the skirt and bodice.

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For those not as interesting in botanical designs, other unique additions to Jim Hjelm gowns include horsehair trim, extravagant crystals and scalloped lace edges. Sleeved or sleeveless, these wedding dresses all have the same immaculate attention to detail and are eye-catching from all angles.

Jim Hjelm wedding dresses have the right balance of class and sass perfect for a black tie wedding or romantic garden setting. Modern detailing allows you to show a bit of your personal style without sacrificing that classic bridal look. The bride who chooses to wear Jim Hjelm has both discerning taste for timeless looks and attentive tailoring; there is no compromising on either in the dresses.

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Liora + Eric | Jim Hjelm Wedding from Jovon Photography


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Liora + Eric’s special day comes to us from Woodbury, New York – a classic and traditional Jewish wedding complete with a gorgeous Jim Hjelm ball gown. Designed exclusively for the runway, this dress is perfect for someone looking to wear something that is one of a kind (or has a love affair with silk tulle – swoon!).  Don’t miss the immaculate details on Liora’s wedding dress…plunge back or all ten layers of ivory silk tulle with a top layer of tulle detailed with strips of hand sewn chiffon silk.  Pure romance!

Liora + Eric | August 4th, 2013 | Woodbury Jewish Center, Woodbury, NY | Dress Listing: Jim Hjelm, Spring 2013 Collection

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place inside the temple at Woodbury Jewish Center. As our guests entered the venue the entry table was decorated with a large centerpiece made of beautiful branches and adorned with our 1920′s themed engagement photos taken in an old movie house.  Before I knew it, I was walking down the aisle with my parents to the Hebrew prayer “Boei B’shalom” set to the tone of Botticelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye.” My parents gave me away to Eric, the Rabbi sang some prayers, we exchanged rings, then Eric shattered the glass with his foot and we were married! It all went by so quickly; it’s a beautiful memory.

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The Reception
Our reception got started with our first dance, which we choreographed and practiced for two months straight. We began our dance to “Overjoyed” by Matchbox 20, and for an added twist switched to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie. It was an unforgettable night; there were flaming hats, confetti guns, belly dancing, bhangra dancing, and so much more! We never stopped dancing.

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Liora’s Dress Search
I went to all the major Bridal Salons in NYC and Long Island. I was told over and over that getting a dress in less then 4 months would be close to impossible. After trying on over a dozen dresses at these salons, I had to give up on them. I started looking at sample dresses. I went to a small boutique salon in NYC and this was the first time I felt the sales person listened to me. I immediately fell in love with this Jim Hjelm ball gown. As my mom zipped up the back of the dress I knew I had found the exact dress I was looking for…it was so different and unique, it really suited my personality.

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How Liora Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Fabulous, Confident

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Why Liora Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Since the dress was a runway sample, it is a one of a kind. I love my dress very much, but I want another bride to experience the same feelings I felt on my wedding day. I never wanted to take my dress off because I felt to fabulous!

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Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm, Spring 2013 Collection | Photography: Jovon Photography  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Woodbury Jewish Center | Event Planning: Today’s Featured Bride and the Mother of the Bride | Floral Design: Metro Floral Designs  | Cake: Morelle Caterers

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Nicole + Michael | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Christina Shields Photography


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This destination wedding in Marco Island, Florida is so beautiful and romantic! I love the simplicity of a bride + groom tying the knot in their bare feet on a white sandy beach with nothing but a gorgeous ocean as their backdrop.  Don’t miss Nicole’s figure flattering Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth wedding gown and Michael’s  awesome fitted grey Versace suit…these two look stunning, elegant and so in love! Thanks for sharing your special day with us Nicole + Michael.  Congrats!

Nicole + Michael | October 14, 2013 | Marco Island, Florida | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth

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The Ceremony
Our wedding was held at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Gulf Club and Spa – it was the most beautiful day of our lives.  The location of the ceremony was especially meaningful to us. Four years prior to our wedding we visited the resort for the first time and during that trip we both realized that we were meant to be together.  So, we decided it was only fitting to exchange our vows right there in the exact spot we first fell in love. The day of our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. My bridesmaids and I enjoyed the morning in a gorgeous suite with a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico…and of my future husband.  I could see him off in the distance on the beach and it seemed almost surreal to know that in a few short hours we would be married.  The ceremony itself was simply stunning.  Crisp white chairs with green and white hydrangeas were the centerpieces to the soft sand and blue skies.  A steel drum played “Here Comes The Bride” as I walked down the isle.  My handsome groom wore a fitted grey Versace suit and the vintage Rolex I gave him for a wedding gift. We exchanged vows right there in the sand, surrounded by our loved ones in the most beautiful setting. While my husband and I took photos the rest of our guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the beach. Waiters passed Hors d’oeuvres while steel drummers entertained.

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The Reception
Our reception was so romantic and elegant. String lights draped the sky while hydrangeas and candles filled the tables.  My mother welcomed our guests with a prayer and our Maid of Honor and Best man gave hilariously perfect speeches. The first dance was to Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey.  Our guests circled around us and held sparklers while we danced to our favorite love song.  After dinner we enjoyed a yummy lemon torte and then we danced the night away. It couldn’t have been a more perfect evening.

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Nicole’s Dress Search
I went to one store on a Tuesday night and in thirty minutes I had bought my DREAM dress.  I knew which dress I was meant to wear even before I was engaged!  I tried on two other Monique Lhuillier gowns just to make sure that the Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth was the perfect dress.  And it was. It just felt right.  I felt sexy yet sophisticated and above all I felt down right beautiful.

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Why Nicole Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because I believe in smart investments.  This dress was worth every penny for how incredible I felt on my wedding day.  My husband and I recently purchased a new home that now houses my $7,000 wedding gown that I will never wear again. I have stunning photos and an incredible video documenting our entire day.  I want to allow another bride the opportunity to feel as beautiful as I did.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth | Photography: Christina Shields Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa | Cake + Event Planning: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort | Floral Design: Focus Floral

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New Listings We Love | November 6, 2014


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One of the perks of being a part of PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is seeing heart-stoppingly gorgeous dresses added to the site each day. We’ve gathered up some of our favorites (it wasn’t easy to narrow them down!).  And sorted them by price category, so you can find a stunning gown, no matter what your budget.

— Over $3,000—

Elie Saab SimoneBerta Bridal 14-20
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—$1,500 – $3,000—

Halyey Paige HoustonRivini Freya for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com
Hayley Paige Houston (left) | Rivini Freya (right)

 

—$500 – $1,500—

Winnie Couture RianneJames Cliffor J11447F
Winnie Couture Rianne (left) | James Clifford J11447F (right)

 

—Under $500—

Alfred Angelo 8532Vera Wang White for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Alfred Angelo 8532 (left) | Vera Wang White VW351146 (right)

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