Hollywood stars employ a team of experts to help them achieve the perfect look and most borrow gowns from design houses that they return after the event. When former fashion publicist Jackie Courtney got engaged last year, she sought the star treatment, but buying a new gown at the designer price point wasn't possible and renting one wouldn't allow her to alter, accessorize, and potentially keep her gown. So Jackie created, Nearly Newlywed, a curated online boutique where modern brides can buy, try, and sell the very best in “nearly new" dresses at a fraction of their original prices.
Here are some of Jackie’s favorites from her current selection photographed by Lisa Beggs below.
To ensure each bride finds her perfect dress, Jackie’s impressive, hand-picked selection of top designer gowns—ranging from Vera Wang, Alberta Ferretti, and Monique Lhuillier to more avant-garde options like Rodarte—are available for free shipment with a five day return policy. Thinking you may want to sell your dress after your nuptials? Gowns backed with the Nearly New Guarantee allow brides to sell back a dress and recoup a percentage of their initial investment. In the future, Jackie hopes to partner with some of her favorite boutiques to enable brides to sell their nearly new stunners after paying full price for them at the salon.
Looking to connect with Jackie to sell or find your dress? She will personally recommend dresses to suit your taste and budget. Connect with her @NearlyNewlywed, on Pinterest, and head to her site to start shopping!