Post # 1
I love my wedding dress, I really, really do. I loved wearing it for the day, and how special I felt in it during the happiest day of my life…
… but seriously, I am never going ever wear it again. It was always the plan in my head that I would sell it. Otherwise it is just going to sit in a closet, on the off chance I might have a daughter, who might want to wear it (which I highly doubt) or use part of it (but I have my wedding shoes/veil/jewlery which I thought I could pass on instead, which take up less space…). It just seems much more logical to sell the thing and make a dent in my student loans I need to pay off, as I’m bringing a significant amount of debt to the relationship.
Well, we just got it back from the cleaners and I was telling my husband I was going to sell it and he shot me down! He said it was too personal to sell, which I get but the fact is there is a slim chance it will ever be useful again! I do think it’s adorable he doesn’t want me to get rid of it…but the logical part of my brain is screaming a bit.
Please make me feel better bees 🙂
Post # 3
@Au Jardin: That’s really sweet that he doesn’t want you to sell it, I would be frustrated too but it’s hard to be mad because he is acting emotionally in such a nice way. Give it some time and maybe he’ll see your point.
Post # 4
I’m struggling with this as well. I mean what will you do with it? Do you have space to store it? I have a very large walk in closet and I may create a case for it and put it on the wall in my closet….but that will take away from extra shoe room so I’m not sure. Otherwise it will probably stay in its box, under a bed and maybe I’ll show it to my hypothetical daughter in 20-30 years??
Post # 5
@Ballet513: I live in a shoebox apartment in Paris, I can barely fit my own clothes! I’ll need to keep it at his parents place which isn’t problem. If I couldn’t, I would be making a much bigger issue out of it! I’m going to let him win this one, but it the fact it is going to sit around being useless is annoying.
Post # 6
your husband says don’t, then don’t 🙂 maybe he envisions daughter wearing it some day.
Post # 8
it could always be made into a Cristing Gown if u had a daughter, then ur not keeping it 20 years or so…
Post # 9
I say let him win this one 😉
Post # 10
My friend offered to let me borrow her dress because I was struggling to find one, and her husband was a tad upset because he said that since they have a daughter he was hoping she would keep it for her.
I think men are a tad more attached to wedding things than we think!
I would keep it and allow him to win this argument. You just got married in May…maybe in a year or two you will be able to sell it, right now he might still be enjoying the newlywed glow? LOL. I know my Darling Husband wouldnt give two shits if I sold mine, so I think this is slightly cute/slightly annoying that he wont allow you to!
Post # 11
Hah I’m in the same boat. I have zero desire to keep mine but he thinks I’ll regret it some day. I don’t harbor any idea that some future relative will want to wear an old dress nor will I try to guilt trip a future hypothetical daughter I may never have into wearing it, so I don’t see the point in keeping it. Sigh. Maybe after our first anniversary he’ll quit bugging me about it!
Post # 12
Lol. I was in the same boat. I decided not to sell it when my husband told me that if I died, it was one of the things he would keep forever…
I say keep it. It’s sweet!
Post # 13
May be he can buy it off you 🙂 Lol
Post # 14
It’s not his dress. Why is this his decision?
Post # 15
99 daughters out of 100 will not wear their mother’s wedding dress. It will be either too small, too big, not wide enough in a certain part, the daughter may be too tall too short for it or probably just won’t like it 🙁
My mother had her wedding dress made into achristening gown, but had she not there’s no way I would have worn her dress and trust me my mum doesn’t even think about her wedding dress at all and they are married 40 years.
Tell him you both still have the photographs and tell him how much money you could get for it 🙂
Post # 16
As long as there are good photos Iam selling mine. I went overbudget on my dress so Im selling it to pay down dept.