Buying A Used Wedding Dress Online (Safely)

Buying online safely

Sometimes your dream wedding dress can be just a little bit out of reach when it comes to price.  Buy today’s smart bride know she can find her perfect gown for less, in the PreOwned market.

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Since 2004, we’ve helped thousands of brides find their perfect dress at an affordable price. And we love that.  Buying online, through our site, or any other online option, can be safe and secure if you follow three simple rules.

1. Do Your Homework
With google, it’s easy to find out the retail price of the item you want to buy.  Your seller will tell you, but you can also validate this information independently with a few quick keystrokes. And any other information you want to find out about the item can easily found online too.

2. Don’t Wonder. Ask.
Most often, your seller will happily answer any question you have.  She loved the dress and wants you to be happy with your transaction.  Ask her questions about the fit, fabric, alterations or any imperfections on the dress.  Ask your questions upfront to avoid any surprises later.

3. Transact Safely
Always use a secure payment method. We only recommend Paypal or because your transaction is protected and both offer a mediation channel in the unlikely event of a transaction dispute. We never recommend checks or wire transfers in any circumstance. Of course, cash in person is a great option too.

And like your mother always told you, trust your gut. Inbal Dror for $2300?  Berta Bridal for $2,000?  If something in the back of your mind is telling you the price is just too good to be true, it is a good a reminder to follow the three rules above.  Buying online is very safe, and legitimate sellers will always be willing to following these guidelines.  Be watchful for sellers who try to get you to deviate from them for any reason.

The following email addresses are of sellers who regularly attempt fraud via wedding dress resale. Do not transact with:

At, we love helping brides buy, sell and save.  And we’re committed to helping them do it safely.  Have a question?  Reach out to our team anytime, and we’ll be happy to answer.

Happy wedding dress shopping!