Successful second-hand wedding dress sale

There were smiles all around at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Athlone last weekend as brides snapped up their dream wedding dresses for as little as €150!

Brides-to-be gathered at the hotel to view a collection of once worn/ one loved wedding dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl dresses, pageboy outfits, and bridal accessories from over 100 sellers.

The ‘Once Loved’ sale is the brainchild of Kathleen Cummins, who saw a gap in the market when she tried to sell her own dress several months ago.

Some gorgeous gowns were brought to the event, all in perfect condition. Prices ranged from €150 to €1,200, and the dresses averaged €600 in price, so there was a dress for every budget. Some very happy brides went home with fantastic bargains, with one customer buying her wedding dress, shoes, tiara, bag and car ribbons, all for €670.

Dressmaker Nancy from DesignIt was on hand to advise the girls on any alterations that may have been needed.

Kathleen is planning to organise more events like this in the future, and is in the process of launching '' to help brides sell their dresses and accessories online.

Sellers are charged €10 per wedding dress, €5 per bridesmaid's

dress, and €2.50 for all other items. No commission is taken.

Email [email protected] or phone (087 ) 2107678 for more info and to register as a seller or buyer.


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