Post # 1
Hi! I am looking for advice now that our wedding day is over. I’m not sure if I should keep my wedding gown or sell it! I know if I ever have a daughter, chances are she wouldn’t want to wear the dress. I have also heard that it can be expensive to preserve it. The only significance it has to me is that I wore it on my wedding day. Not sure if one day down the road, I might regret selling it? I need your advice bees!! What would you do?
Post # 3
Have it cleaned profressional (not ‘preserved’ yet) and wait 6 months. Ask yourself then if you really want to keep it, ow much you would truly recoup in cash, and decide. Six months and it will still be in style, plus you will be far enough from your wedding date to not be as emotionally attached to it.
At least this is my plan!
Post # 4
I would sell it for sure, but each person has a different attachment to her gown. Assumign that you have photos and wonderful memories, I would sell…esp. if you can get good money for it and put that money toward something you want/need.
Post # 5
I would keep it – even though your daughter might not wear it one day, she may want a piece of it to include in her wedding dress. Or, if you’re planning on having kids, you can always have it made into a christening gown as well! Just some options if you want to keep it and aren’t sure what it could be used for.
Post # 6
I would have to go with sell it. The reason why I say that is there are so many brides out there who would love a beautiful dress for their wedding day but can’t afford it. You could be helping make someone’s dream come true!
Post # 7
I just decided this weekend to sell mine. I had zero interest in my mom or MILs dresses when we got engaged (they both have them and offered them to me) and while I love my dress, I just can’t see having it hanging in my closet for the next 50 years. I have some fabric from it from my alterations that if my daughter (if i have one) wants to incorporate a bit of my dress as we’ve seen some of the bees do, she can.
If I get what I think I can for my dress, that’s will pay for half the couch my hubs and I want to buy. Woo hoo!
Post # 8
this is all GREAT advice! Thank you so much! After we got engaged I tried on my mother’s dress just for fun – long sleeves AND turtleneck! eeek! I think I will wait 6 months as christalynn11 suggested, and then see how I feel. This is definitely a tough decision!
Post # 9
Another option – apracticalwedding.com has an awesome thing called “Dress Offered” where you can donate your dress (it does not have to be cleaned or preserved). You even get to pick who gets it! I know that this does not have the same cash flow potential as selling your dress, but every time I read a dress offered post, I tear up. I love my wedding dress like I have never loved another article of clothing, but it was pretty cheap so it would probably cost more to have it cleaned than I would make if I sold it, so I love the idea that someone else could love my dress, too. :o)