Consignment FAQs


Questions about buying consignment

Q:   What does consignment mean?

A:    Consignment means that the gown is owned by an individual other than MarWin Bridal.  Some consigned gowns may have been worn before but many are brand new. MarWin Bridal is selling the gown on behalf of the consignor. 


Q:    What if I fall in love with a consignment gown that is not my size?

A:     Consignment gowns are sold as is and can not be ordered in a different size or color. Our seamstress may be able to alter a consignment gown to be your perfect fit.


Q:     How much does a consignment gown cost?

A:      Consignment gowns range in price but start at $100. The price varies depending on the style and designer of the gown. Consignment gowns are typically less expensive than special ordering a bridal gown. 


Q:    Do you ever put consignment gowns on sale?

A:     No. MarWin Bridal has agreed on a retail price with the consignor and can not discount the price any further.


Q:   Can I put a consignment gown on layaway?

A:    No. The full price of the consignment gown must be paid at the time of purchase.  Once purchased, you can choose to store your gown at MarWin Bridal until your wedding at no cost.  


Q:    What is your return policy on consignment gowns?

A:    All sales are final with any purchase. 


Questions about selling your wedding dress

Q:    How do I consign my wedding dress?

A:    Please call the store to check if we are currently accepting consignment gowns. MarWin Bridal reserves a limited space for our consignment section and are sometimes unable to accept new incoming consignment.  If our racks are full, we will add you to our consignor waiting list and call you once space is available.     

Q: Do you accept dresses other than wedding dresses on consignment?

A: No. Currently, we are only accepting wedding dresses on consignment. We do not accept Mothers’, Prom, Special Occassion, or Bridesmaids.

Q:     How much money will I make if I consign my wedding dress at MarWIn Bridal?

A:     Consignors receive 60% of the agreed retail price once the dress has sold. To view the full consignment agreement please click here.

Q:     How is the retail price of my gown determined?  

A:     MarWin Bridal and the consignor will agree on the retail price once the dress has been inspected by one of our consultants.  The price is determined by the age, designer, style, and overall condition of the gown.  

Q:     My gown has a stain on it from my wedding, can I still consign it? 

A:     All gowns brought for consignment need to be professionally cleaned or brand new (with tags attached).  Documentation of cleaning will be requested at the time of consignment.  

Q:     What happens if my gown does not sell?

A:     MarWin Bridal will keep your gown in our consignment section for 6 months.  If after 6 months the gown has not sold, MarWin Bridal will call you to either sign a new consignment agreement or pick up your gown.  


Still Have Questions?

MarWin Bridal will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Visit our contact page or call the store today!