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Pre-Owned Bridal Gowns

Posted on February 1st, 2009 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Attire 4 Comments

In a tough economy, brides are looking for ways to save a buck (or hundreds of bucks) on their wedding gowns. Many are turning to thrift stores, consignment shops and other locations where you can buy gently used, pre-owned gowns.

In addition to brick and mortar stores, there are also dozens of websites where you can find pre-owned bridal gowns. Some popular destinations include:

bravobride.com
encorebridal.com
oncewed.com
preownedweddingdresses.com
savethedress.com
woreitonce.com

For something a little upscale, Encore Bridal is a hot choice. They offer new sample couture gowns and pre-owned recycled couture gowns for up to 60% off.

What do you think about wearing a pre-owned dress? Is it worth the money you’ll save or do you want to stick to something brand new?

Leave your comments here and let us know.

Pictured here is a Vera Wang bridal gown, originally priced at $3,999. You can get this used gown for $1,750 at Bravo Bride.

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