PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has been a sponsor of APW for about as long as there has been an APW. Which makes sense, because shopping for barely worn wedding dresses for huge discounts, or having the chance to sell your wedding dress for much needed cash, is such an awesome, sensable, Team Practical thing to do. And, not to brag about her, but Josie, who owns POWD, is an awesome small business owner, who is totally all about cheering other women on. She’s the kind of business owner that you want to support (and by supporting her, you also support APW, which makes it a continuos loop of awesome).
But the extra cool thing about 2011 on APW is that we finally started asking Wedding Graduates where they got their (super hot) dresses. Finally. I know. Y’all have some good taste. And it was super exciting for me to find out that lots of you were shopping with POWD, with some super stylish results. So, as we start to wrap up the year, I asked some of our ladies to tell me about their shopping experiences with PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.
First up, there was Sam, in her short and sassy wedding dress. She told me, “Loved POWD! It was easy and simple and I bought my dress for half off. I think the chick I bought it from was also happy with POWD because after she bought what turned out to be my dress, she found the perfect dress for her. She was able to sell her first dress and not be completely out of the money. Win. Win.” Did you get that? Sam bought her super sassy, super hot wedding dress… brand new and half off. The previous owner found another dress she liked better. Yup. You’re welcome.
Then there was Anjali, whose hip and simple wedding dress totally stole my heart… and then I realized she’d gotten it for a super reduced price from POWD. Her dress was also brand new! She said, “Buying my wedding dress from POWD was a fantastic experience. I got exactly the dress I had been eyeing new, with the tags still attached, for several hundred dollars less than if I had bought it in the store. The seller was so sweet and even covered the shipping cost.”
And, I’d somehow forgotten that the ever excellent Rachel (Dday) Porter, whose dress later became an APW Sisterhood Of The Traveling Dress (more on that in January) got her dress from PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. She said, “I had fallen in love with this dress at the very beginning of dress shopping, but it was way out of my budget at full price in the boutique, so while I looked at sites like POWD for it, I didn’t really think I’d find it. I even went so far as to buy a different dress at a sample sale, but then months later I realized it wasn’t going to work for me, so I searched for the one I had originally wanted—and bam. It popped up on POWD, perfect condition, never worn, about a billion (ok like 65) percent off. A flurry of emails, one paypal transaction and three days later, it was Mine. And now it’s Jenn’s.. But that’s another story.”
And finally, there was APW Sponsor Chi-Ling Wang’s gorgeous dress, which she scored pre-worn, making it the only actually pre-worn wedding dress of the lot (and no less lovely for it!). Smoking hot, amiright?
But the part of the story I can’t tell you about through pictures is the fact that, if you have a wedding dress sitting in your closet that you know for a fact you don’t want to hang onto… you can sell it! Through POWD for cash money! Plus, you’ll get to make another bride really really happy, which is indeed win-win. Plus, think of all the waste you’re avoiding, making it an awesome green wedding choice. So, whether you’re looking to buy a dress or sell a dress, go browse. And if you’re wondering where to start, I love the Dresses We Love section. I know. Have fun.