What bride doesn’t want to save money on her dream wedding dress? We believe you can save money buying your dream wedding dress without having to compromise on quality or fit.

If you are considering renting a wedding dress to save money, consider buying a preowned wedding dress instead. Buying preowned can be less expensive than renting (wild, right?) and you can choose to resell your dress after the big day, recouping some of your cost!

Wedding Dress Rental

Wedding dress rentals typically range from $200 - $2,000. Gowns are often only delivered 1-5 days before the wedding and typically must be returned 1 day after. A damage deposit of $200+ may also be required.

Several important things to consider are that wedding dress rental stock is very limited, no alterations are allowed, and the gown may have already been worn multiple times (visibly so).

Buying a PreOwned Wedding Dress

PreOwned wedding dresses start as low as $50 and our inventory has nearly 20,000 wedding gowns for sale under $2,000.

If you buy your dress pre-loved, not only will you have a larger selection of gowns to choose from, you won't have any time restrictions and can alter it for a perfect fit. The fit is absolutely the difference between looking good and looking your very best. You also won't have to worry about a guest possibly spilling red wine on your gorgeous dress, facing a forfeited damage deposit, and possibly other fees.

Learn more with our Rental vs Purchase price comparisons here.


  Renting Buying PreOwned


Prices start at $50

Alterations Only simple, reversible alterations allowed (if any)                                         

Any alterations can be made, allowing you to get a perfect fit.


1-5 days before the event

Must be returned immediately

As soon as you purchase it and have it shipped to your home.
Gown Wear Gown may have been worn several times Gown may be brand new, a sample gown, or used
Resale Value $0 50% of what you paid (assuming it is cleaned and sold within 2 years of wear and is in good condition)


Want to see how pretty your PreOwned options are? Browse our dress listings now.


About PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Since 2004, we've been connecting buyers and sellers of new, sample and used wedding dresses and bridal party gowns. Buying and selling with us is safe and easy.