Post # 1
So Long Story short, I was Engaged and we broke it Off earlier this Year. The Wedding was meant to be this June, so I bought the Dress about a Year ago. It’s the Pronovias Pergola and I really love this Dress!
Shortly After we broke up, I met a wonderful Guy. He already moved in and we talked about getting married and having Kids together I know, that he bought a Ring a few Days ago, so maybe a Proposal isn’t too far away 😉
What would you do with the Dress I already bought? I have Mixed feelings about it, getting married in a Dress that was meant for another Wedding/Guy. But on the other Side, I Love this Dress so much! This is the Dress I have.
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Scyla: KEEP IT & use it! It’s a gorgeous DRESS!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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 # 12
Thank you all for your input so far!
I think MrsBuesleBee: nailed it 🙂 new Guy, new Wedding, new Dress! Altough it is such a pretty Dress, I´m quite sure I will find another one I love and get married in a new Dress. It´s a little bit sad to let it go, but that means I can go Dress Shopping again
Post # 13
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
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
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.