Selling your wedding dress abroad

If you decide to offer your dress to buyers who live abroad, you’re giving yourself more chance of selling your dress quickly. We’ve recently launched Bride2Bride in the USA giving you access to the American marketplace and soon-to-be brides and potential buyers. Sending your dress to an international buyer isn’t that much more complicated than sending it within the UK. The price will depend on the size and weight of the parcel, which will vary according to the style of your dress, and the value of your dress. Here are our top tips for working out what you will need to charge the buyer for shipping: Almost all buyers are genuine, but when you cannot meet them, make sure you are certain that the buyer is real, so read our tips on selling safely Make sure you’ve insured the parcel for the full value of the sale – it will add to the cost, but it’s essential to include this. Your buyer is unlikely to need the dress in a hurry, so when you are getting shipping quotes, …
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Unconventional And Outrageous Wedding Dresses Perfect For Offbeat Brides

Pride yourself on marching to the beat of your own drum, and not conforming to societal norms? Then you probably wouldn’t want to get married in a wedding dress that’s generic or safe. In this article, we’ve rounded up 8 unconventional and outrageous wedding dresses which are perfect for offbeat brides. Read on to find out more! #1: The polka dot wedding dress (Credits) How adorable is this polka dot wedding dress? The dress is bold yet subtle at the same time, and the raised hem at the front is perfect for brides who want to show off your wedding heels. Bonus: because the dress comes in an empire line cut, you’ll be a LOT more comfortable than if you wear to wear a mermaid dress that’s suffocatingly tight. This means you can actually dig into the food that’s served at your wedding… and even if you overeat and get a food baby, nobody will be able to tell! ;) #2: The sequinned wedding dress (Credits) Yes, there are plenty of sequinned wedding dresses out there,…
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The Savvy Bride’s Guide To Buying And Selling Wedding Dresses Online

Thinking of buying or selling a wedding dress online? We know you’ll have some questions about the process, so we’ve put together some information on the topics we get asked about all the time -- read on to find out more! For brides who are selling Q: How long does it take for wedding dresses to sell? A: There are cases of dresses selling very quickly (within hours of being listed!), but generally speaking, the average time it takes to sell a dress is upwards of 2 months. Don’t worry -- once you post your listing on our site, it’ll be live for up to 12 months, and if you haven’t sold it within this time, you can relist your advertisement with just a single click. Q: What information should I include on my listing? A: The more information you include, the better! List when you bought the dress, what designer it’s from, the model or name of the dress, the cut/silhouette, the type of neckline and back, how many times it has been worn, and the colour of the dress. Mak…
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Seven Brides On What They Wish They’d Known Before Their Wedding Day

Every bride wants their wedding to go without a hitch and you know what they say -- hindsight is 20/20. We asked 7 brides what they wish they knew before their wedding day, so that you can benefit from their advice!   #1: “Things will go wrong, and that’s okay.” “I wanted my wedding to be perfect, but I quickly realised that when you have so many moving parts coming together, that’s pretty much impossible. For your sanity, try and quickly come to terms with the fact that things WILL go wrong (and that it’s okay). Don’t sweat the small stuff -- and focus on the fact that you’re getting married to the love of your life!” Megan, 25. #2: “Be as specific with your photographer as possible.” “I spent a lot of effort on shortlisting photographers, so once I narrowed it down to The One, I thought I was good to go. While the pictures DID turn out beautiful, I unfortunately didn’t get all the shots I was hoping for. So, here’s my advice: your photographer will definitel…
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How to sell your wedding dress safely

Selling your wedding dress through an online marketplace is getting ever more popular; it makes sense to pass your ‘worn once’ dress on to another bride for so many reasons, including making the most of your wedding budget and environmental awareness. As it becomes more popular, however, it’s attracting the attention of scammers. “Eddie Townsend, of Action Fraud – the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime – says fraudsters are regularly targeting people who trade online. Wedding dress sales, he says, are one of the areas where fraudsters are prevalent – in part because the market is relatively recent and growing rapidly. He says: 'Consumers must be vigilant and have their eyes open to potential scams.'” thisismoney.co.uk Although the vast majority of buyers on wedding marketplace websites will be genuine, being careful when buying or selling online is unavoidable these days and at Bride2Bride we’re here to help. How you can spot a scam The buyer is offeri…
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Fabulously flattering plus-size wedding dresses

Every bride deserves the dress of her dreams, whatever her shape and the size of her budget, and Bride2Bride is here to help! Whatever your figure, there are a wide range of dresses to suit you – with the average woman in the UK being a size 16 and the body positive movement meaning that bigger brides are now choosing dramatic and beautiful styles, there are some fabulous dresses of all sizes listed on Bride2Bride. We’ve put together some tips and advice on how to find your perfect dress. Work from measurements rather than sizes Some of the more expensive, designer brands can be sized on the small size, so if you’ve seen a preloved dress that you think might be for you, we suggest that you send the seller your measurements to see how they compare to the dress itself. Even if it means you buy a dress that supposedly a size or two bigger than you’d usually buy, it won’t matter if it fits beautifully. Go with what works There are some styles and fabrics that are known to f…
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Reasons to buy a second hand wedding dress

Nowadays, we’re always looking not only for ways to cut costs, but also ways to recycle and reuse, and weddings are no exception. One way to both help the planet, and save some cash is to buy a preloved dress. A preloved wedding dress is a dress that has already been worn down the aisle, but is in good enough condition to be worn again. Brides advertise their once-worn dresses on online marketplaces like Bride2Bride to give other brides-to-be a chance to get their dream wedding dress for less. Comparably, buying second hand is much cheaper than buying brand new. This is a great way to cut costs if your budget is low, or you would rather put the money towards another aspect of your wedding. You’ll also be recycling a worn-once dress that might otherwise be gathering dust in someone’s wardrobe. Second hand dresses are generally marked down by between 40-80% of the retail price, depending on the designer and the condition of the dress. You may also be able to buy bridal ac…
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2019 Wedding dress neckline trends

As 2018 is drawing to a close, we’re starting to think about 2019, and the wedding dress trends that will take shape for the next year. Now that Bridal Fashion Week has passed, and everyone has taken in the latest collections, we’ve rounded up the best 2019 wedding dress trends for you to consider when buying your wedding dress, either new or pre-loved. This week we’re looking at 2019 neckline trends, and the necklines that have been spotted on the catwalks and will soon to be seen in the aisle. It’s important to get the right neckline that flatters your body type when thinking about 2019 wedding dress neckline trends. There’s plenty of necklines to choose from, from v-neck to cowl, and you might be overwhelmed. Try on lots of different necklines to get a feel for which ones will suit you best. Here’s our rundown on the hottest necklines in 2019 to choose from: Plunging V-Necklines Plenty of wedding dress designers showcased low cut v-necklines in their collections for 2…
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Tips for selling your wedding dress fast

If you’ve decided to sell your wedding dress, you might be keen to sell it fast, whether it’s to free up some space in your wardrobe, or to get some much-needed extra money. If you’re selling your wedding dress online, there are plenty of tips to help you make a sale sooner rather than later. Here are our top tips for selling your wedding dress fast: 1. Great Photos Nothing will sell your dress better than great, high quality photos that show it off to its best potential. An easy way to do this is to use the photographs from your wedding day. Try to include a full length shot, close ups of the fabric and detailing, and any embellishments that deserve showing off! If you don’t want to show faces, crop the photo rather than blurring or blocking out faces so that it still looks stylish. And once your listing is live, check to make sure the photos are the right size, the right way up and look great – it sounds obvious but you’d be surprised how many sellers don’t!   2. A…
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Wedding dress styles to go from day to night

Many brides are now wearing more than one wedding dress, one for the ceremony and the day, and one for the evening part of their wedding. However, this is only an option if you have a budget that allows for more than one wedding dress – a luxury many brides can’t afford. The best solution? Find a dress style that will take you from day to night effortlessly, allowing you to wear it the entire day and evening without having to pay for two dresses. If you want a wedding dress style to go from day to night, here are our top picks:   Strapless A strapless dress is ideal for taking you from day to night. You can mix it up by adding a bolero or a cape during the day for a demurer style, and then take it off for the evening part of your wedding. A strapless dress will flatter most shapes, and provides an elegant yet understated look. Add a statement necklace to mix it up during the evening too.       A Line One of the most popular wedding d…
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