Post # 1
Just curious who is selling their dress after the wedding and who’s keeping it? Why or why not?
I am in total agony over here trying to figure out whether I want to sell my dress or not. My dress is Pronovias “Harlem” and I absolutely love it and loved wearing it. I just don’t know what to do! I have SO many keepsakes from the wedding…my jewerly, my cathedral length veil, my shoes, clutch and hair flower. I saved all of the invites, napkins, save the dates, programs, you name it and am making a scrapbook out of it. I’m just trying to weigh the pros and cons here…is it more important to keep my dress in case we have a daughter or should I sell it and majorly help out my bank account which is hurting from the wedding. What are you ladies doing?
Here’s my dress btw:
Post # 4
Love the dress! And you look gorgeous.
I’m also debating whether or not to sell mine. It is so absolutely beautiful but I have no idea what I would do with it if I kept it. It would just take up valuable closet space and I highly doubt my daughter would want to wear it. Then again, I was disappointed that my mom rented her wedding dress because I never got the chance to see it and try it on. I think that I’m going to do another photo shoot with my fabulous photographer and then sell it after I get my money’s worth out of wearing that thing!!
Post # 5
I plan to sell mine. I am going to keep my bolero and veil and those sorts of things, so I will still have stuff to look back on. But realistically, a dress takes up a lot of room, styles are so different and I don’t want to rob my daughter (if I have one even) of the experience of picking out her own dream dress. She can use my veil if she wants to be sentimental. Not to mention the boost to your money AND the fact that it makes me feel like a more responsible consumer for knowing that I am both kind of recycling it AND helping a bride who may not be able to afford a new dress. I see nothing but pros to selling it.
You’re beautiful! That dress is gorgeous and perfect for you. I actually have a Pronovias Harlem bookedmarked on Preownedweddingdresses that I am watching haha. (I have a bolero but no dress yet.)
Post # 6
im in the same situation mine is a Maggie and I listed it but I’m kind of on the fence!
Post # 7
Thanks for your opinions!! Keep em coming…this is helping a lot:) The only opinions I really have on the matter at the moment is my husbands who wants me to sell it and my mom’s who doesn’t want me to.
Post # 8
Gosh you’re so pretty, and I love your photos! I voted No, that I was keeping my dress, but I might change my mind after the fact. I love the idea of my future daughter wearing the dress, or remaking it into her own dress, but at the same time, how likely is that? If I do end up having a daughter she probably won’t want some old mustly out-of-fashion dress that smells like mothballs.
I think you should sell it and not look back, if that’s how you’re feeling. It’s just a bunch of fabric, and you’ll always have the pictures and all of your keepsakes to remind you of the wedding! And your husband of course.
Post # 9
same problem, except that i don’t have one yet haha.
but really – what would i use it for? but do i really want to give it up? man the choices…
Post # 10
Thanks Chocolatemalt:) Gosh what to do!! I would say that I could hold onto it for a couple of years until I know for sure but by then I definitely won’t get as much money out of it as I would now…ugh I’m driving myself crazy
Post # 11
Oh gosh you look gorgeous! I would have a hard time deciding if that was my dress also! But….in the end, why are you going to keep it? You have the pictures for memories.
Post # 12
Your dress is beautiful!
I will deff be selling mine! Keeping it would never be an option, I hate to keep “stuff”. I would never expect a kid to wear it in 20+ years it will be so out of style and im not religious.
Post # 13
I don’t think dresses are worth keeping for a daughter. Partly because it’s unlikely that she’ll be the same size as you – each generation is usually taller and bigger than the previous. But mostly, wedding dress fashions change! Would you really wear something from the 70s or 80s now?
Post # 14
Snuggly- You’re right! My mom’s wedding dress is from the 70’s and it is totally hippy. It’s pretty but nothing I would ever consider wearing! Plus I really would want my daughter to find her own wedding dress…the experience was amazing
Post # 15
Honestly, if I were you I would keep it (unless you are in very bad financial straights and MUST have the money or something). Yours is a beautifully classic style, so I can actually see a future daughter wanting to wear it some day. Mine not so much. It’s too trendy and I bet my daughters (if I have some someday) would be horrified because they’ll want whatever’s current then. Even so, I’m still not selling mine. However if I had a dress like yours I would totally keep it in hopes that someone in my family would want to wear it….
Post # 16
I sold mine. I am still working on selling NotFroofy’s. The big problems are that a) she is quite short, so a lot of brides would be too tall for it, and b) we know it is a Da Vinci, but don’t know the exact style number, so we can’t write an ad that would be found by anyone searching by style number. A couple of pictures are below. If anyone recognizes the style, please let us know!
My daughter is already grown. She not remotely the same size as either of us, plus she swears she is never getting married.