Once Wed grew out of my own frustration with trying to sell a wedding dress online, so I decided to launch my own listing service where women can list and search for wedding gowns for FREE. 4 months later we have close to 600 “designer wedding dresses for less” in our database and receive new, sample, and used wedding gown listings on a daily basis. Many of our gowns include designer labels such as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Melissa Sweet, and Reem Acra 50% OFF their original retail prices. Wearing a “used” gown isn’t for everyone which I completely understand, but for a lot of brides(including me) it allowed me to wear the dress of my dreams without breaking the bank. A lot of our listings include sample and new gowns as well, so there is an option for pretty much every bride. Below are some of the designer gowns we currently have on the site:
The most important piece of advice I give to women purchasing wedding gowns on the internet is to ALWAYS use a secure payment service like Paypal or www.escrow.com. Never send cash, money order, or a cashier’s check as payment for a wedding gown because chances are you may never see your dress.
Britta Barts of Dream Bridal LA is another fantastic resource if you are looking for one-on-one service to purchase a wedding gown over the internet. She has a great selection of used and new designer gowns and stays with you through every step of the transaction. Plus, she is incredibly nice….