Post # 1
Hi fellow brides,
Question…how many of you sold (plan to sell) your wedding dress? I fell in love with my dress (Adorae) from the moment I saw it in a magazine, but now I am not sure what to do with it. Perserving it and then keeping it in a closet doesn’t do anything for me. I know I will never pull it out. Other than spending even more money to display it in a fancy box frame, I feel like holding on to it is a bit of a waste when I could sell it. What do you plan to do?
Post # 4
I don’t think I could bring myself to sell mine, even though, like you, I’m not planning on doing anything with it except cleaning and preserving it. Just too sentimental.
Post # 5
It’s a size 10. It’s absolutely beautiful, but I just don’t know if I really need to keep it. Plus the money would help us purchase our photos.
Post # 6
I am not selling mine. It just means to much to me. I came from a family where I never even saw my parent’s wedding pictures, let alone a dress. I would like to keep it around… I might wear it for an anniversay someday or have it made into something, maybe keep it to show my kids…
Post # 7
I don’t plan to sell my dress because I am buying an offbeat dress and will wear it many more times but if I were in your situation I would totally sell my dress. There is no point owning something you will never use again no matter how sentimental.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I will find some way to give my dress more use. Six women made that dress. It shouldn’t sit in a box in the corner of the closet…that seems almost wasteful to me.
What’s more, I don’t feel my memories are tied to objects. I’m a visual, not tactile person. Pictures hold memories (and to some extent, songs hold memories). The dress is a dress.
A friend who is a professional photog told me that she is always looking to rent dresses for inspiration shoots. If you are a sentimental person and want to keep the dress, that might be a way to let your dress to be useful beyond the wedding day.
Post # 9
I would love to sell mine, but after Darling Husband took it off me, it went back in the bag and left at my parents house. I know I got some purple on it from holding a center piece and the bustle has been ripped. So I guess I’d have to get it cleaned and repaired first… If anything I would keep my veil, but that would probably be easier to sell.
Sorry to thredjack, but if anyone has any advice, please inbox me.