(Closed) How do you feel about selling your wedding gown?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you selling your wedding gown or keeping it?
    Selling it-no need to keep it and I could use the money! : (42 votes)
    35 %
    Keeping it-couldn't dream of selling it! : (65 votes)
    55 %
    Donation : (7 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    i will be selling mine or donating it if doesn’t sell i just don’t have the emotional attachment, im very practical and i dont have the room nor the willngness to pay money to store it. dont get me wrong i think my dress is beautiful but im the kinda person that doesnt like clutter and ultimately i know that it will end up being that and i will just forget it is stored in my garage

    By the way your dress is beautiful!!

    Post # 4
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Oh my– you look gorgeous! Love the dress! And I voted to sell it because I don’t plan on having children and also to recoup some money.  I also really love the idea that another bride can get a dress that she maybe couldn’t afford brand new. (I haven’t even gotten my dress yet, but I do plan to sell it after the wedding._

    Post # 5
    Member
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Your dress is beautiful.  Mine’s not by a famous designer (and it actually tore slightly on my wedding day), so there’s no point in trying to sell it.  But I loved the dress, and everyone said I looked so beautiful in it, so I think I have to keep it.  It’s a corset back, so maybe I’ll still be able to squeeze it on in the future, to show my kids and stuff.  I don’t know, but since it’s not worth much, I don’t feel too bad about keeping it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Mine probably wouldn’t sell for much, so that’s how I justify keeping it.  I just love it too much!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Look at it this way, you got to wear your dream dress for your special day that everyone will remember! You made memories and a new life in a very beautiful dress that has the pictures and video of.  That sounds better in my book then buying a inexpensive dress that you wouldn’t have been happy with at all, then you’d have a whole new set of problems. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am honestly so sentimental and love keeping things that have sentimental value. However, we plan to start trying for a baby straight away after the wedding and the extra money would be soooo useful I’m sure. It makes me very sad- but I think sometimes you have to be practical for the greater good! It makes me even sadder that I won’t have a veil to keep as I’m using my FSIL’s veil as my something borrowed. I totally feel your pain here but just think of what you could do with the money. Plus you’ll always have the photos- even more reason to splash out on great a photographer!

    Post # 11
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t keep many things, I hate clutter….but I just can’t sell mine. For some reason I am too attached to it. Mine wouldn’t sell for much because it only cost $500. But I think you are doing a very good thing trying to help cover some of the costs.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I feel great about selling my dress, but to be honest it’s not that expensive to start with so I won’t get much out of it.  I don’t plan on having children so no need to keep it as an heirloom.  I’ll probably try to sell it and see what happens.

    Post # 13
    Member
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i plan on selling or donating mine.  I don’t see the point of keeping something that won’t be useful.  Plus something like that would take up a lot of room that I just don’t have.  Plus, I’d love to sell for a deep discount or donate it so that another bride on a budget can have a beautiful dress.

    Post # 14
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I havent decided yet. Its clean and in the box, but I just havent gotten around to selling it if I decide to do that.

    Post # 15
    Member
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Could never sell my dresses…ever. I am planning on making them, so they are really going to be my labors of love, not just something I bought. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    A Lazaro from Bridals by Lori?  Both the dress and the background look familiar.  You look beautiful-good luck next week!

    I am keeping mine.  First, I am very sentimental. Second, I am very short so I might have a hard time selling something that was heavily altered.  Third, mine is an Anne Barge and to me, that is an heirloom.  I highly doubt anyone would ever wear it as is, but perhaps someone it could be made into a christening gown, parts used for someone else’s wedding dress, etc.

    If you really can’t afford to keep it, don’t fret about it.  You will have video, pictures and memories.  Someone else is going to have a dress they might not otherwise be able to afford.

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