Engagement broke off. Already bought a Dress! Keep it or sell? Need your Opinion

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Keep or sell it?
    Keep it! : (55 votes)
    61 %
    Sell it! : (35 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    3200 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    You already invested in the dress.  If you sell it you will lose money on it and still need another dress.  I say keep it.

    Post # 3
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Wow a lot to take in ! Hehe good for you , move on! 

    I say if you or your new man don’t mind it why not wear it? If it does bother you with memories etc etc . The for sure sell it ! But you will be probably loosing some money on it . Definitely up to you and your feelings 

    Post # 5
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Maybe it was always meant to be used in your wedding to your new guy, not the old guy!!!! I’d ask your FI if he minds, and if not, use this dress. You love it and you already have it! You didn’t already wear it as a bride, so it’s fine. Think of it as a head start on the wedding planning! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    1939 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    When my engagement ended last year, I kept my dress! I’m now engaged again and will marry the love of my life in May- wearing that same dress! I bought the dress for me, because I love it, and it’s my dream dress. Why would a change in grooms change the fact that the dress is the dress for me!? I say keep it! If you still love it, wear it when you marry the right guy!!!

    Post # 7
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    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would say wait until you are actually engaged then try the dress on again and see if it feels right to you. You are lucky in that this particular dress is a very popular dress on 2nd hand websites, so you should be able to sell it fairly easily if you wanted.

    Post # 8
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    2595 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you should keep it. I’m not superstitious, and I actually think it would be a cool way of turning bad luck into good. 

    Post # 9
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    2105 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I said sell it, but for me personally there would be no way I could mentally separate my past from that dress in my mind. If you can, and your FI doesn’t mind, then go for it!!

    Post # 10
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    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

    i would keep it and change something about it. perhaps change the neckline or sleeves, add a sash. something to set it apart from how you pictured wearing it while marrying the other guy.

    Post # 11
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    8016 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I personally could not deal with that one bit regardless of what’s practical. To preownedweddingdresses.com I would go, new guy, new wedding,  new dress. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    Definitely agree that, at least if I was in your position, I would get a new dress.  I would try to sell the current dress and just use any money that you make off it as cash to splurge on something else for yourself, wedding-related or not 🙂

    Congrats on your upcoming engagement!

    Post # 14
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Scyla:  If your FI… or soon to be FI doesn’t care then wear it! A dress does not make or break your marriage. Good luck 🙂

    Post # 15
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Scyla:  its silly to be superstitious this way. if you love the dress thats all that matters. its not like you got married in that dress.

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