Wedding is called off, do you sell your dream dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i would hold on to it for a abit and  really think about  keeping or selling it when im not an emotionally traumatic state- give yourself time to grieve the relation ship and move on…

Post # 4
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Keep it.  Mr Right might be around the corner, and it’s not like you actually used the dress on a failed marriage.

Post # 5
1665 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a friend who had this same situation….she kept hers. She loveeed her dress. 5 years later, she married the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, her dress no longer fit and she had to find a new one. And she ended up donating the original dress because she couldnt find a buyer. If you sell it now, youll get a better return on it then waiting a few years!

Post # 6
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it depends on how you feel about the dress. If you feel that keeping the dress will give you bad feelings about your previous relationship, then I recommend selling it. Otherwise I say just keep it until you find Mr. Right.

I knew someone who bought their wedding dress because they loved it and she didn’t even have a boyfriend at the time. She just kept it around until she found her husband. 🙂

Post # 7
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Was the dress for him or for you? I think keep the dress! Re-evaluate the situation after a year or so. 

Post # 9
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Jen4414:  lol! That’s the best laugh I’ve had all day… do what you think is best sweetie!

Post # 11
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Jen4414:  This was your dream dress for this wedding to this person.  It sucks, but you probably should let it go.  It’s just a dress.  If you want to keep it for a while, that’s cool…then once some time has passed you can re-evaluate how you feel about it.  I was in the same situation once, and kept that dress until after I was married to my now-husband….but it wasn’t the dress to wear to marry him; too many memories attached to another time, another life, another man. It was a lovely dress but not to wear to marry the love of my life.  I gave it away in the hopes that someone else will find happiness in it.  Lots of wishes for your happy future!!!   And a huge congratuations for being strong enough and smart enough to call it off now, that takes a lot of courage.

Post # 12
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Jen4414:  I kept my dress from my failed engagement and wore it for my wedding 2 years ago…it was never meant for anyone else.

Post # 13
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Nope I would get rid of it – when the time comes that you are engaged again you will want something brand new that has no ties to him.

Post # 14
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

Jen4414:  I am so sorry, and think you have a great attitude!

I would sell it. It is going to be a big fat reminder hanging in your closet, plus who knows what the future may bring. What if your style changes, you loose/gain weight, your man of the future prefers to elope on the beach and you need a different dress. Plus, yes i think it is weird to wear a dress you intended for another man. 

Post # 15
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i gave mine away (left it at a cosignment shop and never renewed my contract). i couldn’t think of marrying in it because i bought it while i was thinking about marrying someone else. 

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