April 20, 2009, 1:50 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

How to Sell Your Wedding Dress

TAGS: WEDDING GOWN, SELLERS, USED WEDDING DRESS


So you're ready to sell your dress! We realize it's more exciting to imagine all the things you're going to buy with the money you recoup, but trust us, it's important to get the details right when posting your dress. The more quality information you provide, the faster you'll sell your dress, and the higher the price you can charge.


Let's get started. Here are our 7 Tips for how to sell your dress fast for more:

April 20, 2009, 1:54 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

What To Look For When Buying A Used Wedding Dress

TAGS: USED WEDDING DRESS, TIPS



Congratulations on deciding to buy a used wedding dress! Just wait until you see how much money you'll save - generally, gently used wedding dresses sell for about 50% of their original retail price. You should also feel good about lessening the impact of your wedding on the environment by reducing shipping and emissions and reusing the host of materials that go into making a wedding gown.


We hope you'll find the following tips useful when starting your search for a wedding dress on SmartBride Boutique. We should also mention that not all of the dresses on our site are used. You'll also find dresses new with tags and sample dresses. What ever the case, it's best to inspect a dress (new or used) in person to avoid any surprises.


Let's get started!


1) Go to the Store


You'll save a ton of time by going to a large bridal boutique and trying on several colours, silhouettes and necklines. This allows you to narrow down the styles of gowns that suit ...

June 4, 2009, 6:36 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Top 5 Wedding Dress Trends for Fall 2009

TAGS: USED WEDDING GOWNS, USED BRIDAL GOWNS, USED WEDDING DRESS

Wondering what the fall wedding dress trends are? Here's a recent list of the best style trends from the Fall 2009 Bridal Fashion Week, courtesy of theknot.com. The best part? Many of these styles are available at a fraction of the price on SmartBride Boutique

1. Simple Chic
Sure, lace and crystals are always favorites, but the dresses that really stole the spotlight this season did it without any help from sparkly sequins or lacey embellishments. This awesome Melissa Sweet dress is on the SmartBride site for $2000.

Used Melissa Sweet Wedding Dress Lia Size 4


June 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Top Used Wedding Gown Picks: June 5

TAGS: USED WEDDING GOWN, USED WEDDING DRESS, USED BRIDAL GOWN, TOP PICKS, TOP WEDDING GOWNS, USED WEDDING GOWNS

Every week we are so excited to share with you the best of our new postings. This week's top picks includes a flirty and fun one of kind and 3 fabulous strapless options for $500. Check it out!


1. Deal of the week: $800 off a Sophia Tolli Strapless in Halifax
This Ivory strapless taffeta and lace fitted A-line gown with sweetheart neckline adds some beautiful detailing to the classic strapless bridal look. The draped bodice and side pleated detail on the skirt is very flattering for most figures, while the corset back is flexible for many sizes. The chapel length train adds interest and flair when bustled. This dress comes with detachable spaghetti & halter straps and was purchased for $1300 new. Now selling on Smart Bride for $500.


Used Sophia Tolli Wedding Gown #2726 Size 8

June 18, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Smart Bride's Sexiest Wedding Dresses

TAGS: USED WEDDING GOWN, USED BRIDAL GOWN, USED WEDDING DRESS

This week's top picks are inspired by the knot's top 10 sexiest wedding dresses. We've chosen 3 of our favourites and have shown you how you can have sexy, designer style for your wedding and stay on budget! Click on the images to go straight to the dress for sale on SmartBrideBoutique.ca.


1. Clings in all the right places.
Our first vote for super sexy is this jersey cowl-neck dress by Kenneth Pool that clings to the body in all the right places. A Smart Bride in Vancouver is selling this similar Joli Bridal dress for $450. Who doesn't want to look classically elegant? With this dress, you can, and for a fraction of the designer price.

Used Joli Bridal Wedding GownKenneth Pool Gown