Does anyone have any ideas of what to do with your dress after your wedding? I don’t really want to keep it so I am mostly looking to either donate or sell it - I would really love if someone else could get some use out of it!
I have been going through this myself right now. My veil and some wedding accessories are listed Poshmark and Once Wed. I was a covid bride so we are having our reception this summer. I initially was planning on selling my dress but after looking around and talking to people the most I would probably get is about $400. I also loved my dress so I didn't really want to part with it. I have decided to use parts of my wedding dress in alterations for my party dress for the reciption as a way to still reuse it. I plan on keeping some of the lace to hopefully pass down one day to be used in someone's bouquet or patch on to another dress. With the remaining bits of the dress, I plan on donating it to Precious Angel Gowns. It is a charity that makes dresses/outfits for families who have lost a baby.
Kijiji, FB, and more marketplaces are many ways for your dress to get sold. Alternate choice are rental boutiques that will give you a fair price for the dress in which they do add to their selection for other brides to wear for their day.
I'd first look and see if there are consignment stores that might take it, if not, I would check local FB marketplaces but keep in mind what you are selling it for. If someone is looking second hand for a dress, they are looking for low budget, so you'll have a better chance selling if your price is low.
If your dress is from a collection 3 years ago or younger, you can donate it to The Bride's Project in Toronto (thebridesproject dot com/). Sales of all donated dresses go to cancer charities/research locally and globally. They say it is typically $20 to toss it in the mail if you are not in Toronto.
Or, as others have stated, can look to marketplace, consignment (here in Toronto there are a few that are strictly bridal consignment), or can even try a a site like Still White...
I’m in Ontario and there’s a number of non-profits that take donated dresses! There’s one that re-sells them and the proceeds go to cancer charities in the area, for example! if you want to go the donation route, it’d be worth looking into in your area
I'm going to sell my dress right after the wedding. Our wedding is at the beginning of "wedding season" so I'm hoping to give another bride a chance to wear it! I also got a really good deal so I'm planning on passing on the good deal!