Have a couple hundred bucks? Here's how to score the designer wedding gown of your dreams
We love how the Once Wed website feels like a gorgeous wedding blog, complete with real wedding photos, vendor ideas and more. And of course, there are the amazing dresses: Shop by designer, like Vera Wang, Jenny Packham and others, with many hovering around 50 percent off the retail sale price.
Previously called Recycled Bride, Tradesy has a ton of lower-priced gowns in the several-hundred-dollar range, and a large selection of high-end designer dresses as well. The site also has a wide array of pre-loved accessories, like veils, jewelry, shoes and more.
Is there a wedding shopping roundup list on which Etsy doesn't appear? It's just such an amazing marketplace for all things bridal. And it's the perfect place to hunt for a pre-owned, vintage gown - particularly if your tastes tend toward vintage aesthetics, like '50s belle or '70s boho.
Preownedweddingdresses.com claims to be the first website to offer the service (and with a domain name like that, we're inclined to believe it), having launched in 2004. There are close to 20,000 gowns listed on the site, and search is easy and intuitive.
Wore it Once
The name says it all, doesn't it? Wore It Once is a marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of gently pre-loved gowns. There are currently about 700 gowns on the site, making it a smaller pool, but you never know where your dream dress might be waiting for you.
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