Buy & Sell Wedding Dress Fabrics & Material

Anyone who is having their own wedding dress made will need to source material. Start your own side business buying wedding dress fabrics and reselling it.

Business Model
This is a retail business, the wedding dress fabrics are purchased in rolls and reseold by the meter. The difference between wedding fabrics and others is that it is often much more expensive with higher margins, meaning you have to sell less to make this business viable. You business model is simple: determine your cost per meter > add profit > resell.

Know your product
In order to succeed in this business you need to be familiar with the various wedding dress materials and patterns out there these include:
Batiste
Beaded
Brocade
Chiffon
Charmeuse
Crepe
Damask
Dotted Swiss
Dupioni
Faille
Georgette
Illusion
Lace
Moire
Organza
Point D’Esprit
Pique
Polyester
Rayon
Satin
Silk
Taffeta
Tulle
Voile
Velvet
Zibeline

You don’t have to stock everything, only what is fashionable and popular locally.

Marketing
This is a business that does well when advertised on social media, try to find complete dresses made with the material that you sell. Also look for local Facebook groups, forums and communities based on weddings and wedding planning and advertise there.

Resources
Business Model Retail
Related Start a Wedding Dress / Bridal Gown Hire Business
Industry Wedding

 


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