If you don't have room to store your wedding dress or if you need extra money, then consider selling your dress. By selling your dress you are not only going to earn a little extra money, but you will also be helping another bride get a great dress at a great price and you will be helping protect the environment by recycling your dress.
Tip #1 - Clean and Mend Your Wedding Dress
Before you put your wedding dress up for sale have it professionally cleaned. Then you will want to go over the dress and mend any tears, loose beads and stray threads. If you don't have experience in tailoring or sewing then you can have your dry cleaner handle the process. Most wedding dresses will need very little attention beyond dry cleaning.
Tip #2 - Find a Great Box for Your Wedding Dress
In order to display your wedding dress for sale you will want to find a great box to keep it in. This box needs to look crisp and clean. A white box works well. You can line this box with white tissue paper. You want to avoid adding any paper product to the storage box that has color dyes, as these can bleed onto the dress.
Tip #3 - Photograph Your Wedding Dress
In order to get the best bids on your wedding dress you need to photograph it from several angles. If possible put the dress on a mannequin form or on a person. Then photograph it from the front and from the back. Then take several close up shots of the details found on the dress. Upload these photographs to your computer.
Tip #4 - Write Your Ad
Whether you are selling your wedding dress on an auction site like eBay, or whether you are selling the dress through a classified ad you need catchy ad copy. You will want to provide specific details about your dress in the ad such as its size, color, style, bust measurement, waist measurement, hip measurement and length.
You can also talk about who designed the dress, where you bought the dress and how much it retailed for. Also mention what you have done to clean, preserve and restore the dress.
Tip #5 - Answer Questions Quickly
When you get a query about your wedding dress you need to respond to it quickly. This will help keep your bidders or potential buyers interested in the dress and will ensure a sale. When answering questions from potential buyers be very specific and back up your answers with photographs, when appropriate. Eisla R. Sebastian.