How It Works

What to Expect When Buying or Selling Your Dress With Us

PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is an online bridal marketplace that connects buyers with sellers of new, sample, and preowned wedding dresses, bridal party dresses, and accessories. We help brides-to-be find their dream dress for less, and help sellers recoup costs and pass their gowns to brides who will love them as much as they did!

Sellers list their new, preowned, or sample wedding dress for $25. Bridesmaid dresses, Mother's Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses and Accessory listings are only $5. We keep a nominal commission to cover shipping, logistics, payment processing fees, and sale support. Standard listings receive 80%, premium listings receive 70%.

Buyers

Sellers

Ready to Shop? Browse wedding dresses by designer, size, country, type and more with our advanced search. Or fall in love with our accessories and bridal party gowns! Start your search here.

Ready to Sell? List your dress in minutes and get in front of thousands of brides.

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Shop & Explore

Use our advanced search filters to browse thousands of gorgeous gowns by price, design, style, and more. If you aren't sure about how to use our search, check out our guide.

2.

Connect on the Details

Use our secure chat to talk directly with the seller to confirm the current condition, size, alterations done, and color of the item you want. Ask for pictures and videos to make sure it looks as it should, since international sales are final and not all sellers allow returns. You can even hop on a video call!

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Buy With Confidence

Found the one? Add it to your cart and check out using our secure payment methods - choose from Shop Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or pay in installments with Affirm. Your payment will be pre-authorized - this means that if the item is unavailable we'll void your payment to skip having you wait for a refund.

Once your seller confirms it is available, we’ll process your payment, send you tracking information and let you know when your item has shipped🙌🏻.

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Celebrate Your Dream Dress For Less

When your package arrives, record a video of you unboxing and inspecting your item. Then, try it on right away. If all is well, celebrate!đź’ś

You'll have a 72-hour window from delivery to let us know you need to return your item (if the seller accepts returns). Something wrong with your purchase? Get in touch with our support team within this 72-hour window. If your item has undisclosed damage, is incorrect, missing something, or not as described in the listing we will investigate, verify your claim, and give you a full refund (domestic orders only)*. *Learn more here.

1.

Create an Account

Create a free PreOwned account to list your item - it’s fast and simple.

2.

List Your Item

[Add Great Pictures]

Capture the beauty of your item by including clear, crisp photos in natural lighting. Include pictures from your wedding day or try on appointment, of how the dress looks right now, and show any flaws or damage your item may have. Brides are more likely to buy a dress when they know what to expect!

[Describe the Details]
Be honest, thorough, and be VERY clear on the condition of your item. Any flaws or wear should be disclosed on the description or shown in photos to avoid disputes. Talk about your alterations, describe any and all blemishes like stains, snags, pulls, missing beadwork etc.


There is a $25 listing fee per wedding dress, and $5 per accessory or bridal party dress.

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Answer Questions & Get Ready To Ship

Brides may reach out to ask questions about your dress - make sure you have the right size and color listed, alterations noted, and pictures of any stains or damages.

When your item sells, we’ll reach out to confirm availability, get your box measurements, and send you a prepaid (and insured!) shipping label. Take pictures of your item in detail, then record a video of you packing it up. Finally, drop it off at a UPS location within 3 days of receiving the label.

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Closet Bliss & Cash in the Bank

When the 3 day window closes (after your buyer receives her item), or your buyer confirms with us that all is well, we’ll connect with you to organize your earnings payment via ACH or check. Standard sellers receive 80%, Premium sellers receive 70%. We send our seller payouts twice per week - on Tuesdays and Fridays.

What Makes Us Different

1.

We Were Here First

We pioneered in 2004 when we created the first dedicated wedding dress listing service. We’ve learned from connecting tens of thousands of brides with their dream gowns - and we work hard to make buying or selling with us easy!

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You’ll Buy Better

With thousands of listings from leading bridal designers, you’re sure to find the perfect dress. Use our advanced search tools to narrow your search to find, or check our bridal blog for expert advice.

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Simplified Communication, Payments, & Shipping

Buyers and sellers are given discounted shipping labels (insurance included!) to take the guesswork out of shipping, saving shipping costs and eliminating headaches. We protect both parties by managing payment and integrating chat functionalities directly inside our marketplace, providing buyers and sellers with a convenient and secure way to transact.

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You’ll Sell Better

We offer our sellers a direct connection to buyers, as well as advanced scam protection to ensure you are never at risk. With no renewal fees, your item is listed until sold. Our goal is to help you earn some cash while finding a bride who will love your dress like you did! We invest big-time in marketing to help market your items to buyers all over. And by offering a secure and slick way to shop online for a wedding dress, we attract more serious brides.
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