June 17th, 2011
Facebook Question: Used Wedding Dresses
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**It’s Wedding Week here on the Credit Karma blog! Tune in each day for a new post about money-savvy wedding planning and honeymooning as well as tips for wedding guests this summer.**
Would you wear a used wedding dress to save some cash?
Our Facebook fans loved answering this question and sharing stories about their great wedding dress deals. Check it out!
Save big bucks
I did, only cost me $99. (Kristine O.)
I bought mine at the resale shop for $75, fit me like a glove. Ten years later, and I still love it! Well, my mom actually bought it, but I am still economical with the money of others! (Linda F.)
Sure, I plan to do just that when I get married later this year. (Christina J.)
Yes, and I actually did! I rented a dress and it cost me $150. (Diana C.)
Not used, but still cheap!
I bought mine off the rack for 70% off. Designer dress, veil, and head jewelry cost me about $150. (Kirsten K.)
I bought a white prom dress, after prom was over. It was on clearance, and it was beautiful. I paid $102, and when I told people it was a clearance rack prom dress, they didn’t believe it! We didn’t want to start off being in debt from our wedding day. (Shelly Z.)
Proceed with caution
I think used is a good idea, but be wary of cleaning costs which can be over $100 at a dry cleaner. We saved most of our money by making things ourselves (my dress included), shopping around and enlisting friends for help! (Kristin V.)
Sure, I would wear a used dress as long as it was clean and taken care of. I paid $62.50 for my wedding dress on Ebay, including shipping. I had a $1,200 wedding. (Ranee A.)
Spread the good karma
A few different friends used my dress. (Melissa B.)
From a fella
I think people would look at me funny in any wedding dress. At the time when we got married, my wife wouldn’t even think of it; now, I think she would. (Dave M.)
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