(Closed) Dad wants me to save my wedding dress…but I don’t really care to?!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
5978 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m too attached to my wedding dress b/c it WAS my mom’s, but I think I’m definitely out of the norm. I love it, and definitely can’t part with it.

I’m not sure how I’d feel if I went out and bought one. I think it’s your own preference. I’ve heard a few ladies on here say they were going to sell theirs, so you’re not alone!

Post # 4
Member
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Selling it. Just made a post about it a couple house ago actually 🙂

Post # 5
Member
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I am still undecided on mine, but I think it depends on the type of dress…and if you have the space for it!  If your dad wants to front the cost for preservation and the space for storing, then why not??

Post # 6
Member
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i wish my mom would have kept hers nice. i would have been able to fit into it, but it was yellowed, and she had already cut it up for my sil to use some of the lace for a wedding project. i know i won’t get rid of mine right away, but my dress is short and kind of casual and i can wear it on fancy occasions (not weddings b/c it’s ivory). i’m hoping to wear it on anniversaries, for as long as it fits. i don’t think it would hurt you to save it, at least you’ll have it even if your daughter/dil wants to use the dress in any way, even if it’s just for some of the fabric. i’m using the ribbon from my mom’s dress to wrap my bouquet.

Post # 8
Member
5978 posts
Bee Keeper

@Lees – I know EXACTLY what you mean! I was really hesitant at first. I had a distant cousin who wore her mom’s wedding dress after her mom and dad got divorced. It just seemed like bad karma to me, and it turns out, she’s now getting divorced!

Luckily, my parents are still going strong after 32 years, so it made me a little more confident to wear my mom’s. If they were divorced though, I think that would’ve nixed the idea for me.

Post # 10
Member
5978 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m praying now that my parents never get divorced! I hope after 32 years, they’re in it for the long haul now!

I changed the top. It was total 70s peasant dress with see through bell sleeves haha. I took off the sleeves, kept the neckline and made it a spaghetti strap dress. I’ll see if I can find pictures of her in it, and then me…

Post # 11
Member
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually just started thinking about this recently. Originally I thought there was not way I could ever sell it, but now Im second guessing that. I spent a lot on my dress and if it remains in perfect condition after I get married I may try to sell it with the veil. Im going to have a price that I wont go under though. If no one wants to buy it for the price im asking Ill just keep it. I may be hard since im really smalll though, well see.

Post # 12
Member
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I like the idea of keeping it for a possible child (if I even have a girl!) but there’s so many uncertainties: will the dress even be vaguely back in style then, even as a vintage thing? Will she have that taste in dresses? I don’t know what “vintage” Vera Wang will be going for in 30 years, but I probably can do better selling now rather than waiting.

The distant chance some future family member will want to wear my dress is romantic, but not practical, I guess.

Post # 13
Member
5978 posts
Bee Keeper

The first is my mom, and the second is a good picture of the front of it. For some reason, I can’t find a better picture of the front!

@july – you actually might have an easier time selling yours if you’re small. Sometimes, those are the hard sizes to find.

[attachment=590548,77184]

Post # 15
Member
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know if I would sell mine…. but I would love to at least loan it to a person I love. I love my dress too much!

I remember looking at my mom’s dress and… not liking it AT ALL. Thank God we don’t speak to one another anymore or it would have been another fight LOL because sure as heck I wouldn’t want to wear that thing for my wedding LOL It doesn’t look outdated it’s one of those “simple” geometrical rigid dresses that I hate so much LOL

In short: whoever saves her dress for her daughter is assuming her daughter to have her same taste in fashion which might not be accurate to assume ;;)

Post # 16
Member
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m tiny like 4’11” tiny. So I’m going to have my FSIL make a beautiful clutch with hte fabric, because really who would buy a gown for someone that small, and G_d willing if i have a daughter she will be taller *Cross your fingers*

The topic ‘Dad wants me to save my wedding dress…but I don’t really care to?!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors