Sell or Preserve My Wedding Dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
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2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I’m having this dilemma too.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sell it and put the money in CD for your future kids!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@loveus:  Oh, OK. 🙂

Post # 12
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m selling mine. I want someone else to get joy out of it and save on cost. 

Post # 15
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205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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