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I purchased my brand new Mori Lee Blu Line wedding dress on eBay for $185 including the shipping. The dress was being sold by a bridal shop that was clearing out unsold inventory. It is beautiful and fit me perfectly, without alterations. You may be unable to return it, unless the seller specifies that you can, so read the description very carefully.
I purchased my daughter's wedding dress on eBay too. It was a brand new Mori Lee, tags still on it, packed in a protective zippered bag, totally flawless w/ the matching wrap! It was originally priced at $685 and I snagged it for $119 grand total including shipping and insurance for shipping. I felt like I had hit the lotto!
Be sure to scan all the feedback, look at the location, see how professionally the listing is put together, watch for tale-tell signs of scam.
Most people who needed money fast sold them already to the consignment stores or have them there and get there 50% take when sold. Some of those stores even offer time payment plans so you can pay it off little by little if you are hurting for forking out your total money right then. And when you are finished with your dress on your special day, just resell it back to the consignment store. You will not get your full amount back you had to pay for it but you will have some money in your hand. Most often, the dress stays in the closet for years, never worn for any occasion. Besides, you'll have your photos to show of your beautiful day.
For my daughter's wedding, we had to do it on a budget, in a big church. We found a beautiful dress at a consignment shop, but it needed sleeves. I found a local affordable seamstress and we had a beautiful finished product, for a fraction of the price of the dress originally.
By Glinda from KY