Post # 1
So when I bought my dress, I originally planned on selling it after the wedding. It’s a really lovely dress, Vera Wang White Organza Dress with Fern Embroidery. It was originally $1300, and is now discontinued and DB is selling the remaining size 14s for $800 (mine also happens to be a size 14). I had a 12-point bustle put in, but no other alterations. I just took a look at it though and it would need a few repairs: a couple of small-medium tears at the hem (a shorter woman may need to have it shortened anyway, I’m 5’10” and wore a 2″ heel so it’s long), one of the points on the bustle popped through, one button needs to be sewn back on (I have the button), and the inner belt has come detached (I also still have that). So with all those repairs needing to be done, is it even worth having it cleaned and trying to sell it? They are all rather small repairs, but I don’t know what kind of impact that would have on a final price.
Original dres: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Organza-Gown-with-Fern-Embroidery-and-Net-Overlay-VW351062
Post # 2
I think those repairs are gonna make you have to lower the price you ask for, so I think it depends. If you’re not emotionally attached to the dress and really need the money, I’d say try and sell it. If either you are attached to it, or don’t need the money, then don’t. You might regret it later, and you won’t be able to get it back!
Post # 3
I think you need to decide in your own mind how much the dress is “worth” to you, sitting in your closet. Will you take it out and look at it and sigh happily? Or will you shove it out of the way and eventually stop seeing it altogether? If its value to you is priceless, just keep it. If you aren’t that sentimental about things, sell it and use the money for something fun or permanent.
Post # 4
Wouldn’t hurt to try to sell as is and see what happens?
Post # 5
I’m definitely not emotionally attached. I also don’t “need” the money (but then who couldn’t use a little extra, right?)
I guess I’m just trying to weigh if its worth having it cleaned before trying to sell it. If not, I’d be fine donating it for the tax write-off.
Thanks for the input!
Post # 6
It probably wouldn’t be worth it to clean it for a couple hundred.