Top 4 Reasons To Buy A Consigned Wedding Dress [Infographic]


A “Consignment shop” is an American term for second-hand shops that sell used goods for owners (consignors), typically at a lower cost than new.

#4 Most brides save 30-60% with a consigned wedding dress.

In 2013, the average amount spent on a wedding dress was $1,281.  This means a consigned wedding dress would cost $384 – $767 less.

#3 Consigned wedding dresses are “green”

A new wedding dress requires:

  • Raw materials
  • Fuel and energy
  • Expensive machines
  • Shipping across the planet

#2 Shop Local Consignment boutiques vs big box national chainsThe institute for Local Self-Reliance found each $100 spent at local independents generated $45 of secondary local spending, compared to $14 for a big-box chain.

#1 Get a unique experience Bridal boutiques have more character and more flexibility to personalize your experience; ensuring you find the perfect wedding dress.

Top 4 Reasons to Buy a Consigned Wedding Dress by Bootleg Betty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.