selling/keeping wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: did you :
    kept dress but now thinking of selling/wishing you sold it : (4 votes)
    22 %
    kept dress and so glad you did : (10 votes)
    56 %
    sold dress and regret it now :( : (0 votes)
    sold dress and never looked back : (4 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @nearlymarriedlass:  Maybe you should keep it? What if your daughter or grand daughter wants to wear it one day? My grandma kept her veil and I wore it to my wedding, it was such an emotional accessory. My grandma even made a comment saying that she almost got rid of it since she would DEFINIETLY never wear it again! 

    Post # 4
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I kept my dress, but I’m using the materials to make something that I can wear again and for crafts.

    Post # 6
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    my mum and fmil both kept and regretted – my mom had hers professionally preserved but somehow a staple fell into the bag or something like that and the dress was covered in rust spots and looked terrible when she took it out to show me plus they hadnt cleaned the armpits properly so they’d turned a funny color over time. FMIL’s dress just fell apart while being stored and she threw it away. Finally my grandmother’s friend gave me a dress her daughter had had preserved and we were surprised that it was covered in yellow splotches and the veil had torn in the cleaning process maybe… I think an intricate veil would be worth saving but IMO a dress is a little too risky

    I planned selling my dress after the wedding into my wedding budget but I’ve also heard of making a dress into a christening gown for a firsborn child which with the right dress would be so super cute…

    Post # 7
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrsgroomzilla:  holy cow! That is so sad, both my grandmas and mothers dresses are in perfect condition and all they did was keep them in plastic bags! 

    Post # 8
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had mine professionally cleaned and preserved – if nothing else, I want to show my daughter in 30 years so she can make fun of today’s style! lol

    Post # 9
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    i’m also debating this!!  i havent gotten mine cleaned yet though because I wanted to put it on again and take a few more pics in it!  hahaha i just like looking  at it!

    Post # 10
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    Sold mine, and though it was kind of sad to see it go, I was glad to make another bride so happy!

    Realistically I’d likely never have worn it again, and I’ve still got the pictures and memories to smile about 🙂

    Post # 12
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mrsgroomzilla:  “I’ve also heard of making a dress into a christening gown for a firsborn child which with the right dress would be so super cute…”

    That is actually a really sweet idea.

    I’ve always planned to have my wedding dress framed and displayed in my walk-in wardrobe.

    Post # 13
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have the same dress as you and i feel the same exact way!! 

    Post # 14
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I want to sell mine, but my FI is adamant that I keep it in case we have a daughter or granddaughter who wants to wear it in the future. I don’t see that happening personally, but it seems to be a big deal to him that I not sell it.

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