8 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Wedding Dress

8 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Wedding Dress

Planning a wedding on a budget? (Who isn't?) You'll enjoy this helpful story from our friends at Savvy Sugar. Check it out: 

Buying a wedding dress that someone has only worn once will help you save plenty of bucks, and although it sounds like a great deal, you need to be aware that there are some risks involved. To reduce the chances of a purchase gone wrong, make sure you ask the seller these questions before whipping out your credit card.

1. Dress Care

Ask the seller what her method of cleaning and preservation is. It’s better if she took it to a professional cleaner who specializes in wedding dresses to lower the risks of “invisible stains” that may show up when you take the dress to the cleaners. You can also ask whether the wedding was held (outdoors or on a beach) so you’ll have a better idea of the condition of the dress was put through. Reader Vanonymous suggested asking if the dress was kept in a smoke-free environment. It might be a good idea to ask if the dress was kept in a house with pets.

To see the rest of Savvy Sugar's tips, click here.

More From Savvy Sugar

10 Ridiculously Expensive Celebrity Weddings
7 Registry Rules: Are They Outdated?
13 Ways to Save Money on Your Dog

Learnvest

Financial planning made simple.

Get your free financial assessment.

Related Tags

Get the latest in your inbox.

Subscription failed!

You're Now Subscribed!