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I sold my clothes to pay for my wedding: ‘People don’t realize how much money they have sitting in their closet’

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When Kaycie Morwood decided to sell some old clothes online before she went to college, she never imagined her unwanted contents would one day fund her entire wedding.

“I thought maybe I could make $200 before college and [have] a little spending money to go out with my friends,” the 23-year-old told The Post. “Never did I think it would ever grow to this.”

Morwood only sold $467 of items in her first year of using Poshmark, but when she started thrifting items to resell the figure increased to thousands.

After making a whopping $23,600 from selling clothes on the site — an online marketplace for new and secondhand clothing — over the past five years, spending much of the cash on her nuptials was a no-brainer.

Morwood made over $23,000 and was able to pay for her dream wedding.
Irina L. at Classic Photographer
Morwood says once she started thrifting and re-selling, her sales increased.
Morwood said once she started thrifting and re-selling, her sales increased.
Irina L. at Classic Photographer

“I could pay off all of our wedding expenses with the funds that I’d made,” the San Diego seller told The Post. “So I used all of the money to pay off the wedding.”

Admitting some items in particular — a college graduation dress — were hard to part with, it was worth it for her dream wedding.

She got married in Vista, California, in front of 120 friends and family in August 2021, with her Poshpark profits paying for the $17,000 celebration.

“I still had a little bit leftover,” she added. “Everything that I’m making now we’re putting toward rent and even fun stuff like vacations.”

Courtney Soberal, a teacher in Los Angeles, had a similar experience. The 31-year-old financed her dream wedding in Hawaii by buying clothes at local thrift stores, then selling them at a profit on Poshmark. She made around $10,000, allowing her to buy both her wedding dress and frocks for her bridal party.

Courtney Soberal paid for her own wedding dress as well as the dresses for her bridesmaids and flower girls from the money made from Poshmark.
Courtney Soberal paid for her own wedding dress as well as the dresses for her bridesmaids and flower girls from the money made from Poshmark.
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She says her guests were 'happy and impressed' with her selling success.
Soberal said her guests were “happy and impressed” with her selling success.
Jessica Sullivan of Jessica Pine

“My dress was a strapless, sweetheart mermaid-style gown, it was originally $1,200 and I purchased it for $200,” the thrifty bride shared. “My bridesmaid dresses were a boutique brand and they were $70 each and the flower girl dresses were also boutique and they were both $40.”

Although Soberal turns over items without too much attachment, selling some things is more difficult than others.

“[I found it hard parting with my] daughter’s baby clothes she had outgrown,” the mom admitted. “But I was able to overcome the sentimental feelings knowing that the money from her clothes selling was going in her college fund.”

Soberal and her husband had their dream wedding in Hawaii.
Soberal and her husband had their dream wedding in Hawaii.
Jessica Sullivan of Jessica Pine

Soberal said her wedding guests were “happy and impressed” when she told them how she helped pay for her wedding.

“Most people don’t realize how much money they have sitting in their closet and clothes,” she said. “People don’t really think that this would be such a lucrative market and it really is.”

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