Post # 1
So I’m debating on selling my dress after the wedding as it was pricey and recouping the money would help offset the cost of our videographer. But my mother seems horrified at the though…even though we have no other women in the family to give it to. She seems to think my hypothetical, future daughter would want to at least have the option of wearing it. That seems sort of silly to me, but what do I know.
So – all you bees who sold your dresses after the wedding – good decision? do you regret it? And how did you go about selling them?
Post # 3
I haven’t gotten married yet but I’m sure I’ll be selling my dress(es). Your Mother has a valid point but I kinda think our future girls will want their own beautiful new dress. And I’m paying thousands of dollars to preserve the dresses in photos and video, so I don’t need it to take up space in a closet. Plus, if you can make anything off of them, that’s great! I’ll be selling them as soon as I’m back from the honeymoon! Haha
Post # 4
Well, my mom kept her dress for her future daughters to wear, but it fit neither of us as our dad is a GIANT and we inherited our height from him. So that’s something to think about. I don’t think I will keep mine for future daughters, but I was thinking of keeping it to make christening gowns of any future children with, so that’s an option if you want to keep it. But my dress was under $1000. If I had bought a more expensive dress, you could almost gaurantee I would be selling it, not only do we not have the storage room, but I would def want to recoup some losses. I would do what you want to do, unless your mother paid for the dress, she really has no say in what you do with it after the wedding.
Post # 5
I will be selling mine to recoup some of the funds spent on it. I just can’t imagine wanting to keep an expensive dress I’m never going to wear again around. And after having moved with past bridesmaid dresses, the idea of moving with a wedding dress is a thing of nightmares! Especially since our next move will be half way across the country.
Post # 6
my mom didn’t preserve her dress nicely, she just put it in a box and it turned yellow. i would have loved to wear it, but as it’s now gross (and she let my sil cut it up for some of her wedding projects), that wasn’t an option, and it made me sad. so you never know. that being said, it’s your dress and you should do what you want with it. if you’re not the sentimental type, i’d sell.
Post # 7
I have two young daughters but am still selling mine, by the time they get married the styles will change and the money will be good afterwards to have towards a new car. Maybe i’ll keep it for a month after wedding and surprise my honey with it on one night while cooking dinner, then after sell it to a bride that needs it
Post # 8
The cost of my dress could probably put my future hypothetical daughter thru one semester of college, which I’m sure she’d prefer over a 20+year old dress. Plus who knows if trumpets will be in style in the future, she’ll probably laugh at it like I laugh at 80’s big hair and shoulder pads now. So I’m definitely selling mine 🙂
Post # 9
My mom had borrowed a dress so it was kinda sad not to be able to pull it out of the closet to look at once I was engaged. However, even if she did have it, I would not have wanted to wear it. My wedding is the one day I get to pick out a beautiful dress. My dress is something that is very special to me and my FI because I want to feel beautiful as well as look beautiful for him.
I like the idea of a christening outfit for babys. Not sure how it would be done without major sewing though. I only spent $1,000 so there isn’t a lot of costs to recoup there. I will be keepign mine