Post # 1
my wedding in for November.
since im going through all what is about the wedding and last detail, and i saw some posts here about dress selling.
how do you guys feel about it?…i might consider selling mine, but not sure what i should do? if i should do it right away after the wedding? or wait a little? which price we are suppose to list.
since its worn once, im not sure what fair price will be ideal.
let me know if any of you though about it or already sold a dress or any other item here..or there.
Post # 3
I’m not selling mine. I know my daughter(s) will never wear it, but I’m sentimentally connected to it.
Post # 4
I’m not planning on selling mine. I don’t really care or not if my future daughters use it or not, but it was always special for me as a child to look at my mom’s (who wore my grandmother’s) wedding dress. If I sold it, I would have to sell it at too much of a reduced price, and I don’t feel that the few hundred dollars I might get from it would be worth it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Rule of thumb is expect 1/2 of what you paid for it. I LOVED mine- more beautiful/favorite thing I ever wore, and probably ever will wear, but it’s too fantastic to keep stored in a box in a closet. I’m hoping someone else will be able to love it as much as I did.
Post # 6
To be honest not really sure, haven’t really thought about it. I will most likely keep it 😉 I was actually one of those people that wished my mom saved hers, because it was sooooo beautiful and lace i would have wore it but she didn’t 🙁 So giving this i will probably keep mine 🙂
Post # 7
I won’t be selling mine. I’m pretty sure I won’t have daughters who will want to wear it, it still means a lot to have it. My mom kept her dress for 30 years, neither my sister or I would wear it, but I am taking some of the lace to make a wrap for my bouquet, my garter and pillows for the ring bearers – my mom was so excited about it when I asked to use it.
Post # 8
I sold mine.
I didnt see the point of keeping it for me. My mom’s stayed in a box in the basement and she didnt look at if for 20 years untill we accidentally came across it. Sure it was cool to pull it out for a few minutes, but I knew what her dress looked like from the pictures.
If you have pictures and memories I dont see the need to store something in a box and take up space. I would rather have the cash to use towards something.
I let myself buy a more expensive dress because I knew I was going to sell it. It was great to have that chunk of change later after all the expenses. I sold it for just shy of 50% of its value.
I also have no illusions that my kids would wear it or that I would turn it into some project. I knew, for me, I rather declutter my space and take that money for something else.
Post # 9
@YasM: I’m going to try to sell mine. I will be selling it at a significantly lower price than what I paid. If it doesn’t sell, then I will donate it.
I understand what it’s like to be a Plus-sized bride AND be on a tight budget and I would love to be able to help someone out.
Post # 10
It’s up to you, but if you decide to sell it, right away would be best, that way it’s still in style and current with wedding trends, plus you would be more likely to get closer to what you paid the sooner you sell it.
I would sell it maybe at 60% of what i paid for it.
Post # 11
i’m doing a trash the dress, and if it’s cleanable after… i will sell it. I dont’ like keeping things i have no use for like that.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@drummerbride: Ditto. The only problem I had was that nobody seemed to want a used dress when I sold mine. I offerred it for under $100 because I just wanted to get rid of it. I realize now I should have donated it but after the divorce I just tossed it in the trash to get rid of it.
My mom tossed hers when she realized there was no way I would fit in it (she was a double zero when she got married and I am way curvier.)
My FMIL offered me her dress which as sweet as it was for her to offer I have no desire to wear her long sleeve, super early 90s dress and she freaked out when I suggested cutting the lace off to incorporate into my dress or having the dress altered to make it more modern. She said she spent so much money on it she couldn’t imagine cutting it up. So there it sits in her closet gathering dust with the hope that the 90s comes back in time for her imagined granddaughter can wear it.
Post # 13
I’m not planning to sell my dress after the wedding. Like abbie017 said, I’m just sentimentally connected to it. I often hang on to things, so – while it will probably overtake our apartment! – I’m keeping it 🙂
Post # 14
As someone who bought a preowned dress, I really appreciate the people who do sell theirs. It gives someone the chance to wear a dress they may not have been able to afford to buy at full price! Ill try to sell mine when I’m done but it will be twice owned so I’m not sure if Ill have much luck! 😉
Post # 15
I sold mine, and got about 50% of what I paid for it. We were living in a 650 sq ft one bedroom apartment – no space for a giant ballgown in storage! I’m really glad I sold it – it helped pay for part of our 8 month global backpacking trip. The memories from that trump a dress in a closet any day!
Post # 16
I thought I would sell mine, and mentioned doing so to my husband. He was appalled! “Why would you sell that?! You have to keep it!!” Spoken by the man who wore a rented tuxedo, nonetheless. I haven’t done anything with it yet!