For most people, wearing your wedding dress is a one time thing. After that, it just sits in storage and occasionally you may pull it out to reminisce, but for the most part it will just sit collecting dust and taking up space. Well the great news is that you can sell your wedding dress and enjoy several benefits at the same time.
The first benefit is obvious, you get some extra money that could be used for many different things, after all, we can all use extra money. Then you are freeing up space for other items such as clothing or things you may need to store. Third, you are helping someone else at the same time, who may need a wedding dress but cannot afford a new one.
So, how can you get started selling your wedding dress? The good news is that it is really very easy. Just follow these steps outlined within this article and you will have your wedding dress sold in no time at all.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you take it to the dry cleaners. You want to make sure you get it there as soon as you possibly can. If there are any spills or stains, make sure you tell the dry cleaner so that they can be sure to focus on those stained areas.
Now, you also want to make sure that everything on the dress in intact. This means you want to be sure that all buttons, beads, and trimming are in place. Depending on how you decide to sell it, you want to make sure that your wedding dress is in perfect condition or as close to it as possible. This will help sell your dress easier and faster.
Now you will need to decide how you want to sell your wedding dress. Do you want to put it up online to sell, do you want to use a consignment store, or do you want to place an ad in your local newspaper? This is important for several reasons. You want to research and discover the most appropriate means of selling for you. You also have to consider costs and percentages if you decide to use a consignment shop or some other method where someone else is doing the selling for you.
You do have several choices when it comes to selling online. However, you want to make sure that you make the advertisement appealing, but truthful. If there is a stain, say there is a stain, if there is a slight tear, say so. If you choose this route, make sure you take full length pictures of the gown. You should also take close ups of different details and features to highlight those in more detail. Color photos are always best; make sure that all photographs are clean, crisp, and very clear.
By making sure you follow these steps, you will be insuring that you have the best possible chance of selling your wedding dress and getting the price you are asking for. Make sure that you research all of your options before settling with one, of course, there is nothing wrong with covering your basis and going with several options at the same time, it just increases your chances of getting your wedding dress sold.