Pakistani wedding dresses are gorgeous and make a huge impact on the day. However, they usually go into the closet after the big day and become outdated or forgotten about. Instead of letting your old Pakistani wedding dress sit in your closet, you should sell it so that someone else can enjoy your old dress as much as you did! Here’s how you can make money by selling your old Pakistani wedding dress online or other practical ways to reuse them.
Decide if you want to rent it or sell it.
There are many things you can do with old Pakistani wedding dresses. If you’re renting it, you can charge a fee per week or month, depending on how long the dress is for. For example, for a 2-week rental, you could charge per week. If you’re going to sell it, try selling it online in an online marketplace like eBay or Craigslist.
Donate to Charities
If you have a few extra wedding dresses that still look good, consider donating them. Charities such as Dress for Success will happily accept donated clothing, then make it available for low-income women looking for work. The proceeds from the sale of the clothes go back into providing more opportunities for disadvantaged people in your community and elsewhere.
Reuse the Dress
Many people in Western countries have been turning to vintage wedding gowns. One way they are doing this is by buying them from eBay. You can also go through your closets and drawers, find an old dress you don’t wear anymore, and resell it on the site. For example, a woman has been selling her used dresses on eBay for years.
Give it away as a gift.
If you know someone who is getting married soon, consider giving them your old Pakistani wedding dress. It’s a great way to make their day that much more special. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly and will help reduce textile waste worldwide!
Host an Open Dress Day: Have everyone in your family come over, bring along their old Pakistani wedding dresses, then have all women wear a different one for the day. The result will be something that looks like a fashion runway show!
Sell it: Set up an event or boutique and sell these gowns. You’ll not only raise money for yourself or charity but also be able to offer them at affordable prices for other brides on a budget.
Consider selling online
Consider selling your dress online on sites like eBay, or try a local consignment store. You can also sell it in person at a vintage boutique. You might be able to find a buyer who is looking for an antique-style dress or someone who wants a one-of-a-kind piece.
With today’s push for green living, recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 70% of what we throw away is in a landfill. Luckily, there are many ways you can reuse or recycle your old clothes and accessories. For example, you could donate them to charity or sell them on eBay so they can be purchased by someone who will enjoy wearing them.
Turn them into rags
Since I had three old Pakistani wedding dresses sitting in my closet, I decided to see if there was something I could do with them. I cut the dresses into strips and sewed them together to make rags. This way, when you’re cleaning or doing chores, you can grab a piece of fabric and use it without worrying about running out of clothes.