Wedding dress consignment is when a business is a consignee on behalf of a bridal gown owner and seller, a consignor. The consignee, Great Couture Fashion in this case, agrees to take possession of the wedding dress and display it and market it on behalf of the consignor; with the consignee then paying the consignor a previously agreed upon percentage of the final purchase price within a specified period of time. (NOTE that, given the ever-changing nature of bridal styles, GCF reserves the right to decline a consignment relationship if we feel it can’t reasonably be resold.) CONTACT GCF TODAY!
Orlando, FL-based Great Couture Fashion, upon becoming the consignee of the used bridal gown, makes no guarantee that the consignor’s wedding dress will be re-sold within the allotted time. If unsold, then the consignee may agree to renew the consignment arrangement or the consignor may simply want the bridal gown back.
Wedding dress consignment can turn otherwise unwanted or unneeded bridal gowns into recouped money, benefitting both consignee and consignor. Note that consignment generally doesn’t result in full or top dollar resale price of a used bridal gown; rather, consignment provides an opportunity to make some cash post-wedding rather than a bridal gown being stored and unused ever again or donating it, for example.
A bridal gown is certainly one of the most important dresses to be carefully selected and proudly worn during a woman’s life; however, a wedding dress can be a very expensive and stressful proposition. Quality and more affordable consignment wedding dresses can help ease such concerns; and customized alterations and repairs can be expertly done by Great Orlando, FL-based Couture Fashion to make it truly your own design.
Moreover, the consignor can take advantage of the consignee’s marketing plan – including the company’s website and social media presence and exposure of having it displayed in the shop. It’s in Great Couture Fashion’s interest to take care of and help promote consigned wedding dresses it represents. Plus, utilize GCF’s secure payment process to handle transactions, all while providing a budget-friendly means for new brides to shop for and benefit from gently used bridal gowns at a fraction of the cost of buying brand new.
In addition to a wedding dress itself, many consignor sellers also include extra items like veils, sashes, and belts (and Great Couture Fashion has a wide selection of wedding dress accessories and complements in our boutique, too); all of which can further reduce bridal expenses while enhancing and customizing the bridal look.
Wedding dress consignment is also Green in that it benefits the environment; for bridal gowns that would normally only be worn for one day instead could have additional use in this sort of recycling.
Keep an open mind with the realization and understanding that, yes, with wedding dress consignment there are cost savings and other big advantages to purchasing a consigned used bridal gown here at our Orlando, FL boutique; but there may be imperfections and flaws since such attire has been worn previously. Fortunately, alterations and repairs and enhancements can improve and customize the look, feel and fit. Minor signs of wear – such as makeup on the neckline, gray marks on the hem, loose beads or rhinestones, etc. -- are very common and can usually be remedied.
Thus, don’t overlook a consigned wedding dress that, for example, is missing features you desire like sleeves or other details; for such enhancements can be added (or removed) to make it “the one” that suits your needs and wants.