Where to Buy and Sell Used Wedding Decor Online

where to buy and sell used wedding decor

Looking for affordable wedding decorations? Buy used wedding decor for your big day!

While affordable wedding decor items can be scored by comparing prices, shopping sales, and using online coupons, sometimes the best way to save big on decor is to buy pre-owned.

You could go the old-fashion route and visit your local thrift stores to buy used wedding decorations for your big day. But thanks to the internet, there are so many convenient ways to gather affordable, used wedding items than ever before.

Unfortunately, it can be a bit overwhelming finding the best, most legitimate sites before buying and selling used wedding decor. You want to make sure you get a good deal, yet at the same time choosing a site that has plenty of selection and users is also important.

It also bears mentioning that a nice way to recoup some of your costs after your big day is to sell your unwanted items, post-wedding.

To help you in deciding on the best resources for used wedding decor, we did a bit of research. After reading online reviews and researching fees and policies, we came up with the following options for you to consider.


Where to Shop Online for Used Wedding Decorations for Your Big Day

Facebook Marketplace

  • About: Facebook Marketplace is an open market place on Facebook that makes it easy to discover, buy and sell goods locally. To sell something, simply take a photo, describe your item, set your price and you're done!You can search by area, search for specific items, and more.  More than 700 million people worldwide each month come to Facebook Marketplace to buy and/or sell. You may even find folks giving away items for FREE!
  • Fees: Zero fees – buy or sell as much as you want. Exchange cash in hand or alternatively use Paypal, Venmo, or Chase QuickPay to exchange funds in person.
  • Our Rating: 5/5 stars for Buyers, 5/5 stars for Sellers
  • Verdict: You're probably on Facebook ALL the time anyway, so it's super convenient. Plus you can see the profile of the seller so it feels a little safer than using Craigslist or the like.
Examples of Items for Sale:
Check for used wedding items on facebook marketplace to save a bundle on your wedding decor!

Check out the used wedding decor for sale on Facebook Marketplace!


 

eBay

  • About: eBay, the king of resale, allows people to buy/sell just about anything through both auctions and “buy it now” scenarios.To learn more about selling your used wedding items on eBay, click here. You can pay via credit card or PayPal, so shop with confidence.
  • Fees: List up to 50 items per month on eBay for free, 10% commission on the final sale price. There is no extra charge to buy items on eBay.
  • Our Rating: For a buyer: 5/5 stars, For a seller: 5/5 stars
  • Verdict: In our opinion, there is no better place to find a significant amount of used wedding items at reasonable prices. Not to mention, their search function is second-to-none. Considering how easy it is to list on eBay, plus the huge amount of people who frequent the site, I believe the 10% commission rate is more than fair. If you price your items fairly, you can make a nice bit of change after your big day.
Examples of Items for Sale:
Shop for used wedding decor pieces on Ebay

Check out the used wedding decor for sale on eBay!


BravoBride

  • About: BravoBride is the largest marketplace in which to buy or sell used wedding decor (and clothing) online. They have an easy-to-use website and numerous listings.BravoBride recommends using Escrow.com to pay. Alternatively, see the bottom of this post on how to protect yourself using PayPal. Check out their FAQ section here.
  • Fees: Almost all items are free to list except for bridal gowns and wedding rings. If you wish, you can pay a fee to give your ad more exposure. Buying is free.
  • Our Rating: 4/5 stars for buying, 4/5 stars for selling
  • Verdict: We like BravoBride alot! The search function is better than most of the other options, plus the prices are good. The photos and descriptions aren't the best quality, though.
Examples of Items for Sale:
Examples of used wedding decorations available from BravoBride

Check out the used wedding decor for sale on BravoBride!


Tradesy

  • About: Tradesy, an online marketplace for pr-eowned designer clothing and goods, is definitely the site for cream-of-the-crop items.For more information on selling your used wedding decorations at Tradesy, click here. For buying used wedding items, go here.
  • Fees: Pay a 14.9% commission fee if you choose to keep your money within Tradesy. If you wish to cash out, the fee is 17.8%. Buying is free.
  • Our Rating: Buying: 4/5 stars, Selling: 4/5 stars
  • Verdict: I was impressed with both the selection and prices on Tradesy. My only complaint was they showed sold items in their search results. Like, why?!!!! Also, the commission fee to sell on Tradesy is quite high, especially if you want to cash out. If wedding items were eligible for their free shipping box, then we probably would have given it 5 stars.
Examples of Items for Sale:
used wedding items available to buy from Tradesy

Check out the used wedding decor for sale on Tradesy!


 Ruffled

  • About: Ruffled's Recycle Your Wedding is similar to Wedding Recycle. They have categories for decor, favors, paper products, and fashion.You'll need a PayPal account; see the end of this post on how to safely shop with PayPal. You can view other tips and tricks for selling and buying used wedding stuff on Ruffled Recycle Your Wedding here.
  • Fees: Free.
  • Our Rating: Only 2/5 stars for a buyer, 3/5 for a seller
  • Verdict: We weren't impressed with Ruffled's marketplace. Most of the items were pickup only, but there was no filtering option to allow you to search for items that can be shipped. Not to mention, the folks who would ship their goods greatly overcharged for shipping. The only pro here is that Ruffled is free to use. Since the website is clunky, we aren't convinced you'd have much luck selling your used wedding items there. Best to go with Facebook Marketplace for that reason.
Examples of Items for Sale:
used wedding decorations from Ruffled

Check out the used wedding decor for sale on Ruffled!


Wedding Recycle

  • About: Wedding Recycle is an online marketplace where engaged couples and newlyweds come together to buy and/or sell gently used wedding items.
    You need a Paypal account to sell.
  • Fees: Listing is free, but a 4% fee is charged if you sell using their “cart” feature. Buying is totally free.
  • Our Rating: 1/5 stars buyers, 3/5 stars sellers
  • Verdict: We were unimpressed with the items available for sale on Wedding Recycle. Actually, we were more disturbed by the pricing than the actual products. In many cases, with shipping, the goods for sale cost more used than they do new. In addition, the website was slow and the filter options were lacking. Lastly, when sorting by price, there were some items that were still listed even though already sold. If you choose to list your used wedding items for a realistic price, you could make a nice amount of money at Wedding Recycle. Price your items lower than the competition and you should have no issues selling your used wedding stuff .
Examples of Items for Sale:
used wedding decor from Wedding Recycle

Check out the Used Wedding Decor Available from Wedding Recycle!


Other Options for Used Wedding Decor Online

Not enough budget savvy decor options for you? Check out these other resources!


Protect Your Purchase When Shopping for Used Wedding Items

To protect yourself when selling used wedding decor using PayPal, we highly recommend creating a detailed PayPal invoice for your buyer. While you will pay a 2.9% + $0.30 fee, PayPal can't help you or your buyer with disputes if you take payment in any other way.

Similarly, if you will be purchasing an item using PayPal, we recommend insisting that your seller bills you via an invoice. They will have to pay a small fee, but it is worth the peace of mind for both parties. For more information, click here.

 

Don't forget to check out our post The Top 7 Places to Sell Your Wedding Dress Online for ideas on where to buy and/or sell pre-owned wedding apparel!

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