Buying Wedding Dresses Online And Questions To Ask

Buying Wedding Dresses Online And Questions To Ask

When purchasing your used designer gown through Once Wed, there are some key questions for you to ask when you’re starting a transaction with a seller. These are designed to protect you as a buyer as well as get you more information regarding the condition and sizing of the dress.

We suggest you ask the following questions about the dress first:

Have there been any alterations made to the dress? If so, what types of alterations and how does that affect the size of the dress?

How tall are you, or how tall were your heels when you wore the dress? This may affect the length of the dress and how it fits.

Are there any stains, discolorations, tears or any other defects on the dress? These questions are designed to protect you as a buyer:

Have you, as a seller, set up an account and is that the method of payment we will use for the transaction? (Remember, if they don’t want to use, we suggest that you do not go through with the transaction)

Do you have the original receipt or the letter of authenticity that goes along with the dress? (These aren’t necessary, but may help give you peace of mind)

How are you planning to pack and ship the dress? You may also want to suggest that the seller looks at the directions we have written for how to pack and ship a wedding dress. This is also the opportunity to ask in advance that they send you a tracking number and request signature upon arrival.

If you ask these recommended questions, and any other questions you may think are appropriate, then your transaction will be quick, safe, and easy!


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding.