Post # 1
I am so torn.
On another board I might have the opportunity to sell my dress. I just got married 3 weeks ago and have yet to get it cleaned. I LOVE my dress but I don’t really have the storage space and the reality is, it will sit in the closet for the rest of my life.
Money is not weighing into my decision. I did get a great price and would sell it for about 60-70% of what I paid.
What are other ladies doing with there wedding dress?
I don’t think I would get it cut into a baptismal gown since the entire dress is beaded.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
I will have mine preserved. My mother borrowed her wedding dress so I was never able to see it or feel it or wear it. I’ve always wanted my children to be able to do that with my wedding dress.
Post # 4
I’m having this dilemma too.
Post # 5
I got married 2 years ago and my dress is sitting in a cardboard box uncleaned. I’m not even sure what to do with it. Sell it if you can part with it
Post # 6
Maybe I’ll change my mind after the wedding, but at this point I’m 100% selling it. I have no desire to store it for 10-20 years so that my kids (if I even have a daughter) can pull it out a couple times for fun.
Post # 7
I know you said money is not factoring into your decision, but you noted that you would sell it or 60-70 percent of what you paid. Are you sure you would be able to sell it for that much money? There likely are some dresses that could command that kind of return for a used dress. However, I think many people would not want to end up paying more to wear your dress used (60-70 percent of the total cost of the dress) than you would end up paying to have worn it new (30-40 percent of the total cost.)
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
im not married yet… 126 days and counting, but me and a few girlfriends have discussed doing a trash the dress shoot all together. im sure that will not want to go paintballing in it once i have worn it on my big day 🙂
Post # 9
Sell it and put the money in CD for your future kids!
Post # 10
I got a great deal. My store did not carry this dress so they got it from out of state ( it was cheaper). I also got a repeat customer discount and paid cash so no sales tax. I saved about 25% off the regular retail price.
If you look at the regular retail price I will sell it about 50% less. I am looking at what I paid.
Post # 12
well your maybe if you have a daughter may want to do something with your dress oneday.if i could have i would have loved to use parts of my mom and grandmas dresses,i would have maybe made a ring bear pillow,purse ect or even a dress or something for my kids or a flower girl dress.idk.
i just got married 3 weeks ago,my daughter is 19 so if she wants to wear it in a few years thats great,if not we will use it to make things with cause im sure it will be out dated by time my grandchildren get married.
Post # 13
I preserved mine two days after the wedding! I am MADLY in love with it, and I hope (but don’t expect) any of my progeny to wear it!
I think it will still be fabulous 25 years from now, butI’m probably biased!
Post # 14
I’m selling mine. I want someone else to get joy out of it and save on cost.
Post # 15
I want to donate mine. It seems ridiculous to me to keep something around for IF I have a daughter and IF she wants to try it on sometime. I mean, is just looking through your mom’s wedding album really that much of an inferior experience to trying on an old dress?
..I say I WANT to donate it because I got married a few weeks ago and my mom is so horrified by the thought of me getting rid of my dress that she is sort of holding it hostage. So…that was an unexpected road block, lol.