HOW TO SHIP A WEDDING DRESS

Yea! If you are a buyer or a seller, there is nothing more exciting than finalizing the sale and shipping the dress…If you are ready to ship a wedding dress, here is what you should know:
1.    Package it properly. This will ensure the dress is not damaged in transit. (Remember, the box will be loaded onto trucks, conveyor belts and potentially airplanes. The handlers will not be aware of the precious cargo inside).
2.    Insure it for the value/selling price.   How to Ship a Wedding Dress
3.    Use a trackable method and require a signature 
release.

Yea! If you are a buyer or a seller, there is nothing more exciting than finalizing the sale and shipping the dress…If you are ready to ship a wedding dress, here is what you should know:

  1. Package it properly. This will ensure the dress is not damaged in transit. (Remember, the box will be loaded onto trucks, conveyor belts and potentially airplanes. The handlers will not be aware of the precious cargo inside).
  2. Insure it for the value/selling price.   
  3. Use a trackable method and require a signature release.

 

HOW TO PACKAGE IT CORRECTLY

  1. Use a sturdy corrugated cardboard box. 
  2. Make sure you get a box that is the right size for your wedding dress. You want to ensure the dress doesn’t move around too much inside the box.  If the box is too big, fill extra space with tightly wadded kraft paper, peanuts or other materials.
  3. Fold the gown as required and use plastic to cover it (for the unlikely, but possible event, that the box gets wet).
  4. Seal the flaps and seams with strong mailing tape that is a minimum width of two inches.
  5. Place the shipping label on top and avoid putting the label over a seam/closure or on top of the tape. Put a duplicate label (with a phone number) inside the box.

 

SHIPPING COSTS

Shipping costs will vary based on the the location and size and weight of your box (expect a large ballgown to cost more to ship than a simple sheath).  Once you know your buyer's location, you can get a shipping estimate from any of these carriers.


                         


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

If you are shipping your dress from the US to Canada, you can get an estimate of the duty charges here. Customs/Duty for other international shipments can be estimated here.

From our blog:

Laura + John | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Gideon Photography
By Kelly on September 17th, 2014
Monique Lhuillier Amaranth | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com
Laura and John have an extraordinary story to tell when people ask how they met. They¬†spent one¬†summer evening together as teens at the local rodeo in their home town of Hunt, Texas, staying up all night talking and dancing. Following … Continue reading
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