(Closed) To Keep or Not to Keep?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do should I do with my wedding dress?
    Keep it. : (9 votes)
    27 %
    Sell it to another soon-to-be-bride. : (13 votes)
    39 %
    Make something out of it. : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Donate it. : (5 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Well I’m not a former bride but an encore- FI.  I had already bought my dress and couldn’t find anyone to buy it!  So I kept it for 6 years trying to decide what to do with it.  Now I’m engaged and I’m wearing the dress! 

    Having said that… I would give yourself sometime on making a decision on to sell/keep.  Just know that if you sell the dress you more then likely wouldn’t make much money on it.  That’s why I ended up keeping mine.   For me I’m glad I did so that I didn’t have to go dress shopping again and because I LOVE that dress!

    Post # 4
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’ve heard of brides taking their wedding dresses to really good seamstresses and having their dresses made into a shorter cocktail dress they can wear again. Would that be an option for you? I suppose it would highly depend on your gown’s overall structure and everything.

    I bought two wedding dresses. The first one, I ended up not liking, and before I made up my mind about it (when I actually DID like it), I was going to resell the dress online. The second dress is tea-length (what I really wanted all along), and I plan on keeping it. I can totally wear it again 🙂

    Post # 5
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    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I voted to sell it. I’m going to sell mine 🙂

    Post # 6
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I will probably sell mine after the wedding too. 

    Post # 7
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I haven’t decided what to do.  It’s still in the bag in our bonus room closet and I haven’t looked at it since I shoved it in there.  I’m afraid I’ll be really sad if I pull it out.  Maybe I’m weird.

    Post # 8
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted make something out of it… are you religous??? if yes can you use the fabric to make a christening outfit if you are planning on having children one day?

    Post # 9
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I’m torn with what to do with mine.  Part of me thinks – be a realist, I’ll be moving every 4 years and moving it around and never wearing it again? I should sell or donate it.  That being said, part of my brain wants to keep it just in case my daughter (assuming i have one) will want it. Darn the sentimental unreasonable side of my brain!

    Post # 10
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    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Something I looked for in a dress was that it had some classic-ness to it so that there would be a possibility of my future child wearing my dress one day.

    If you plan on having kids I would save it. I think it’s wonderful to give your future daughter or maybe future daughter in law that option. Or even grandchildren.

    Post # 11
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    74 posts
    Worker bee

    My mom hand made her wedding dress and has kept it all these years – while neither of us expected me to wear it I have been considering taking parts of it to make a special hair piece – or refab her vail into the russian style I want.

    My mothers marriage to my dad was simple and basic but their relationship and my growing up was extremely special and I love the idea of having a part of their day on my day when I marry the guy my dad has been refering to as his son in law since they met.

    Think 25 or 30 years in the future about your daughter – maybe she won’t want to wear your dress but maybe she’ll want to use part of it or at the very least dress up in it as a little girl. Keep it and let you and your daughter enjoy it for years to come.

    Post # 12
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I also chose a dress based partly on the idea that it may be something a future daughter may want to wear/use. I won’t be offended or anything if she doesn’t want to, but I’d like to give her that option.

    I played dress-up in my mom’s dress and veil while I was growing up. My mother says those childhood pictures are some of her favourites, and they’re definitely some of my favourite childhood memories.

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