WEDDING dresses can cost a fortune, especially since most brides will only wear their gown once.
But what happens to the dresses that people buy but return?
The wedding dresses looked great on the savvy shopperCredit: YouTube/HopeScope
She couldn’t believe they were so cheapCredit: YouTube/HopeScope
If the returned dresses are damaged even a little bit, most shops will be unable to resell them.
That’s what this savvy shopper discovered when she bagged 10 of them on Liquidation.com, a site that sells damaged and returned goods in bulk at discounted prices.
The only catch is that you never know exactly what you’re going to get.
When Hope bought the wedding dresses, the only information she had is that there were 10 of them, including one designer gown.
She decided to take the plunge and bided on the dresses, managing to bag them for £400, with delivery and tax charges her total came to £621, or roughly £62 per dress.
She quickly realised what a bargain she got when she opened the boxes to discover each dress was worth hundreds if not thousands.
Although some of the styles where slightly dated, like one mini Oscar de la Renta dress which she joked could be used as a Halloween costume, overall the designs were pretty chic.
Hope tried on all of the dresses in a video on her YouTube channel and amazingly most of them fit her pretty well.
The first dress she tried on was a ballgown style tulle gown with a lace front, “It’s actually in pretty good shape”, she said, before noticing the the zip was completely broken.
The dress was priced at £1,600, but had been marked down from over £5,000.
Hope said: “If it really is worth even the £1,600 I definitely got my moneys worth.”
The rest of the gowns were of a similar style, some had no obvious issues, while some were slightly damaged.
Hope worked out that her tulle filled haul was worth £42,000 altogether, despite the damages.
“I bet you’re wondering what I’m going to do with all these dresses,” she joked.
Although she didn’t reveal what she was going to do with them, the savvy shopper mentioned in the comments of her video that she’d like to donate them.
Viewers of the video couldn’t believe she managed to bag so many dresses for such a bargain price.
One said: “think the weakest link of wedding dresses is the zipper, I was surprised that so many of those dresses turned out to be quite lovely.”
Another added: “These Returns are totally worth the money! Half of them are decent!”
The mini Oscar de la Renta dress wasn’t to Hope’s tasteCredit: YouTube/HopeScope
Some of the gowns were worth thousandsCredit: YouTube/HopeScope
The tag for one of the dresses showed the hefty original priceCredit: YouTube/HopeScope
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