Yesterday's Bride | Luxury Bridal Items for the Savvy Bride

BUYERS              SELLERS

Once you decide to sell on Yesterday’s Bride, you’ll need to register for the website (by creating an account) and decide whether you want to purchase a listing (as a “Seller”) or purchase a subscription (as a “Vendor”). Vendor subscriptions are designed to allow for the bulk purchase of listings at a discounted rate per item.


Let’s first discuss purchasing as a Seller

After your account is created, simply click “sell a new item”, fill out the form, choose an upgraded listing promotion (if you want), and pay for your listing.  It’s as simple as that. 

Yesterday’s Bride accepts payments through PayPal.  After your payment is confirmed, the administrator will be notified of your new ad and will review your ad for approval; however, not all ads will be approved for a variety of reasons.  Please see the "why my listing was not accepted?" FAQ below for reasons why your ad may not be approved.  Fret not, once your account is created, you have on-going access to your purchased ad(s), and can edit after the original submission to ensure your ad is in compliance with our Terms & Conditions.  Easy peasy!    

If you choose to purchase a new ad, then you go back to the beginning of the “Seller Process”, including individual payments per ad and start the process over again.


Now let’s discuss the Vendor process

After your account is created, simply click “buy a subscription”, choose between our four subscription options, and submit your payment via PayPal.  Once your payment is confirmed, you can “submit a new item” to load new ads.  The administrator will be notified of each new ad you post, and the same rules above apply to approving ads.  The majority of ads will be approved; however, not all ads will be approved for a variety of reasons.  Please see the "why my listing was not accepted?" FAQ below for reasons why your ad may not be approved.  Don't worry, once your account is created, you have on-going access to your purchased ad(s), and can edit after the original submission to ensure your ad is in compliance with our Terms & Conditions.  Easy peasy!    

Of note, you’ll have to add new items individually, but you only pay for your subscription once.  Refer to our Pricing & Subscription Plans page for details on all of our subscriptions.  Please be mindful that each subscription has a set expiration time, so ensure that you use all the ads assigned to your subscription plan before the time runs out. 


Here are a few tips to remember when creating your listing:

  • List as much pertinent information on your item as possible!
  • Provide measurements, mention any flaws, scratches, rips or stains (if any).
  • Upload as many clear images as possible, from both wedding day and items alone.
  • Take photos under different lighting if possible to demonstrate any possible color variation.
  • Clarify if price includes shipping by using our shipping option; you can also mention shipping in the description.
  • Describe what you used the item for; it gives buyers an idea of its potential use for their own wedding. You want buyers to visualize using your item.
  • All listings submitted for approval may go live within 24 hours, if approved. If there are a high volume of listings submitted at the same time as your listing, it may take a few days to review all the items; therefore, increasing the 24 hour approval window.
  • If you are having problems uploading your file, please note that images must be in jpg, png, or gif format and the max file size is 2MB.
  • Never give out personal information such as home address, phone numbers, or credit card numbers.
  • Never wire funds via Western Union, Moneygram or any other wire service – anyone who asks you to do so is more than likely a scammer.  Fake cashier checks and Money Orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake is discovered later.
  • PayPal or Escrow is the suggested method of payment to use to receive money from the buyer.  Be careful of people offering to overpay you for your item and then asking that you send them some of the money back.  This is most likely a check scam or some other sort of fraud. 
  • Yesterday’s Bride is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer “buyer protection” or “seller certification”. We are not able to control who is viewing the listings.  Avoid deals involving shipping or escrow services and know that only a scammer will guarantee your transaction. Just like your mom said, the web really is world wide!

From our Terms of Use:

Due to volume of listings submitted, unfortunately we may not be able to accept them all.  We reserve the right to approve and decline listings at our own discretion.  Generally, we give priority to listings of items that are current, on demand and/or on trend.  Listings with unclear images, blurry, pixelated, collages or distorted images will remain as pending for 30 days until users reupload fresh images. Listings without images will remain as pending until images have been uploaded.  Listings that haven’t been updated with an image in over 30 days may be deleted.  Please note, with the exception of crinolines, we do not accept undergarment listings.

Frequently Asked Questions for Sellers

I'm worried about packing the item(s). Or what if my items are heavy and breakable, what should I do?

If items are breakable and you’re not sure that you can package the item(s) properly, you may want to visit a shipping store where they can properly pack the item(s) for you so that there is no breakage during shipment. In addition, consider paying for insurance.  Insurance will ensure that any potential damage caused during shipment is covered.

As an alternative, you can always request in the description of your item that you prefer a local buyer for pick up/drop off.  By entering your City and State when drafting your listing, buyers will be able to determine your proximity and if pick up/drop off is an option.  

Why was my listing not accepted?

It could be due to the one of the following reasons:

  • Images are unclear, blurry, distorted or pixelated.
  • Images do not clearly represent what is being listed for sale.
  • Images are too dark.
  • Listing is deemed to be from a shop seller as a means of business. Examples include, but not limited to: custom orders, wedding invitations, tablecloths, wedding favors, etc.
  • Listing is deemed to be counterfeit or image is deemed to not be the actual representation of the item.
  • Listing is of sleepwear, socks or undergarments.
  • Listing is not wedding related, such as large pieces of furniture, bachelorette costumes, kids’ toys, non-bridal fashion, disposable kitchen utensils and paper napkins.
  • We do not accept engagement and wedding ring listings.
  • Listings with collages, screenshots or other distracting elements over the item for sale.
  • Listing does not match our audience’s aesthetic. Examples include items that aren’t on demand or current such as wedding dresses that are older than 5 years with the exception of certain vintage styles (20+ years old).
  • Your listing does not comply with our Terms and Conditions.

Can I sell my used wedding items if I am outside the United States?

Yesterday’s Bride is available to everyone worldwide!

How do I deactivate my listings?

Go to Yesterday’s Bride, log in and click on Your Listings. To mark your listings as sold, click “Delete”.  This will delete the listing. 

Why is my listing still pending?

It could be due to the one of the following reasons:

  • We have not reviewed your listing yet.
  • Your listing does not have at least one clear photo of the item, please upload images.
  • Your listing contains collages instead of full images, please upload new images.
  • Your listing may contain unclear images of the item (blurry, too far away, too dark, unclear photo of the item packaged, etc.), please upload new images.
  • Your listings are using the same image for every listing, please upload new images.
  • Your listing has images, but it lacks a full shot of the item for sale.
  • Your listing has images, but it needs a photo for each item being sold (if you’re selling 3 centerpieces, we need a photo of each).

How do I edit my listing?

Go to Yesterday’s Bride and log into your account then click “My Listings”.  Find the listing you want to edit, and then click on the “Edit” button in the top right hand corner to edit your listing.  

What should I do once I have a serious buyer?

Clarify what type of shipping the buyer prefers and if the buyer wants to pay for insurance.  Once you have obtained the total shipping costs based on the buyer’s shipping address, request payment for the total amount (item price + shipping costs) via PayPal or Escrow.  It is recommended that items are shipped only once final payment has been received.  Also, ensure that items are shipped with tracking information so you can confirm that the buyer did in fact receive the item.  We suggest providing the tracking information to the buyer so that they can track the item as well. 

How much is the fee to list an item on Yesterday’s Bride?

There is a one-time fee to list your item on Yesterday's Bride.  We do not charge a commission on the sell, only a one-time listing fee.  To list wedding dresses, the fee is $15.  To list wedding party dresses (i.e. bridesmaid dress, mother of the bride dress, and flower girl dress) and accessories, the fee is $5.   We also have subscriptions for those individuals that want to list multiple wedding dresses.  Click here to find out more details about our prices for individual listings and subscriptions.

In addition, if you want to enhance your listing by adding a background, border, bold print, etc. there is a nominal fee to do so.  But please note, this is not required as the listing can be posted without adding these additional enhancements.