What can I sell on OnceWed?
Items You Can Sell On OnceWed
We accept wedding dresses of all shapes, sizes and colors, whether it been worn or you simply changed your mind. If you loved it, chances are someone else will too!
Each listing may advertise 1 item only.
You can sell:
And they can be:
- New (un-altered) - not worn to an event
- New (altered) - not worn to an event
- Sample (un-altered) - store sample, not worn to an event
- Sample (altered) - store sample, not worn to an event
- Used / Preowned - worn to an event (whether it was 1 hour or 12 hours).
- Cleaned, not cleaned, damaged, no damage...just be honest about the condition in your listing and post pictures to show buyers what to expect.
We are here to make it easy for designers, salons and boutiques to sell online. Learn about our multiple lister program here.
We do not allow dresses from counterfeit websites to be listed for sale on OnceWed. This includes non-authorized dealers and Chinese-based wedding gown websites that sell knock-offs of famous dresses. They are banned to avoid buyer disappointment. No listing fee refunds will be given when a counterfeit item listing is removed from the site.
Vintage Wedding Gowns & Accessories
If you think your older/vintage dress is a classic style that would be appealing to a bride today, and you are willing to price your dress in accordance with its age, then you do have a chance of selling it. If you do not think the dress will appeal to today's bride, we recommend considering donating it.
Images to Use
Including clear, good-quality photos is very important!
- Your Wedding Pictures
This is a great way to show off the beauty of your dress! Buying a wedding dress is an emotional sale, and seeing a picture of you looking stunning is sure to help catch a buyer's attention.
- Pictures of Your Dress Today
Yes, we do mean take it out of the box!
Buyers will want to confirm if there are any small flaws (like a missing button) before purchasing and these are details that can go unnoticed before it was sealed. You can always include pictures of your dress in the box, and then remove it and put it on a hanger to take a couple of extra shots to show how it looks currently. Just make sure to wash your hands and not add hand lotion before handling the dress as body oils and lotions are what can stain and damage the dress.
At a minimum, it's best to include a full-length shot to show off the silhouette, close-ups for details and flaws, and a clear photo of any distinguishing features and embellishments.
Don't Know the Designer?
The designer's name and the style name/number of your dress can really help buyers narrow down their selection as it is one of the primary ways brides search for their dream dress.
- Pricing is also very reflective of the designer. We typically see vintage dresses priced between $100-$300, but they can be sold for more if the dress is by a high-end designer. Likewise, having a higher-priced vintage dress may deter brides if they don't know who it was made by.
- If you do not know your designer's name or style number, please select "other" for the designer and then type a short description in the style name/number section. What you choose to type here will be the "title" of your dress listing and what shows up in a bride Google search. For example: 'Vintage Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress', or 'Vintage Lace Jeweled Bodice Wedding Dress', etc.
We charge a one-time $19.95 USD listing fee to post your dress until it sells. There are no other fees and no commission on the sale. You’ll keep the dress with you until sold. The buyer will pay you directly and you’ll ship directly to her. In our experience, some wedding dresses sell in under 24 hours and some take 6 months or more, though it can be longer for vintage dresses as they take a particular buyer to come along searching.
When you're ready, you can Get Started Listing Your Dress!