If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, or if you want to be more eco-friendly, a second hand wedding dress may be the answer. The Dressmarket is an online resource where you can find thousands of worn once dresses for sale, in addition to special offers from selected bridal salons.
You can search by designer, size and price and you even have access to dresses for sale overseas. Once you enter your search criteria the results are displayed with glorious pictures (some of the previous owner wearing the dress!) and details of material, condition etc. You can also email the seller to ask questions.
You can find bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories too, and if you don’t see something that tickles your fancy you can put a ‘wanted’ ad on the site for free. There are also several bridal salons listed offering special deals on dresses old and new.
The Dressmarket can also be used to sell your wedding dress if you’d like to pass it on after the big day is over.