Post # 1
Back when I was shopping for my wedding dress a year ago, I fell in love with a dress that cost about $300 more than my original budget. I went home, told my fiance the price difference – and used the line “I plan to sell my dress after the wedding so I should get at LEAST the $300 back.” What I really meant in my own mind was that I would consider selling it. Prior to it being fitted or altered, I was sort of ‘meh’ about the dress to be honest, so the idea of resale didn’t bother me a bit.
By the time my wedding day arrived, I was head over heels in love with that gown! I wore it and loved every moment – and recall thinking there was no way I’d ever let it go! HA!
Almost as soon as we got home from the honeymoon, DH asked if I was selling the dress. I told him to give me six months to make a choice, because I didn’t want to look back after selling it and feel as though I’d made a mistake. Yesterday, I took my dress out of the wrapping for the first time in four months. I held ‘her’ and thought of all my beautiful wedding memories. And really – I have NO desire to sell it.
He asked again if it was going up for sale… but I just cannot bring myself to part with her yet. Anyone else been 100% positive they would sell only to change their mind after the fact?
Post # 3
Hmmm, I am still on the other side, but you are giving me no hope at succesfully selling mine. haha
I am so sentimental about all that stuff, I probably wont let it go either
Post # 4
Yep! Now I just justify by saying things like, I am so petite no one could wear it anyway, it was custom fit! LOL. Oh well 🙁 My mom bought it anyway, so it wasn’t like I paid for it (justification #2!)
Post # 5
I thought about selling mine and DH was the one that said no way! my MIL made my veil out of lace from hers and he wants to know if we have a daughter we can do something like that for her. = )
Post # 6
@His Barista: I know why you don’t want to sell yours. We had the same dress 🙂 SHE SO PRETTY!
Post # 7
I would say wait on selling it. it’s not something you can take back, whereas you should be able to make $300 on it whenever you decide to sell it! or someday you might want to use the lace on something or trash-the-dress or something else!
then again I save everything because I find everything sentimental!
Post # 8
i haven’t worn my yet, but i know i will 100% sell my dress. i have no space for it in my apt. i will be moving around in the next couple of years before we settle somewhere, and i desperately need the money. and the main reason i will sell – i never plan to wear the dress again! i am considering to start advertising it before the wedding. i think at my final fitting i will take pics and start putting up ads! then i can ask for a bit more in the beginning and see what happens.
Post # 9
Dont sell it if you dont want to 🙂
Post # 10
@His Barista: ha, that’s so funny – my FI also was against me selling mine afterwards. He looked scandalized when I mentioned the idea! I was trying to rationalize getting the dress I really wanted, which was $1K more than the runner-up choice.
Post # 11
@Bubu82:Me too. He said he’s sell his games before he let me sell my wedding dress! “I could never do that to you.”