Post # 1
Are you going to keep your wedding dress?
I am going to sell mine in order to get back some of the money that I spent on the wedding. I know that doesn’t sound very sentimental. As a girl, I always saw my mother’s wedding dress hanging in a bag in her closet. After she died, my sister was going to throw it out, which I thought was terrible. I grabbed it and kept it for years, moving it with me from place to place that I lived as a single woman. It became a burden, honestly, but I felt somehow guilty at the thought of disposing of it. Selling it was out of the question: it had turned yellow in places and styles had changed. So I finally disposed of it (feeling quite guilty) I don’t want to keep my dress and make it the same burden to my daughter. The dress will always be there for me in the pictures and in my memories. Just wondered what other people are doing.
Post # 3
Yes, I’m keeping it. I’m super sentimental so I’d have a hard time getting rid of it. I don’t expect my potential daughter to wear it, but maybe she’ll want to use a piece of it for something. I would love to have had my mother’s wedding dress to wrap my flowers in, make a hankerchief of, etc.
Also, I’m only 4’10” so a good amount of fabric is being cut off. I think it might be difficult to find someone exactly my size and height with the same taste in dresses (its not a popular gown).
Post # 4
i wasn’t planning on keeping my dress. i had it all dry cleaned and ready for the next beautiful bride but i have been so worried about all of the dress scams out there. i haven’t even listed it for sale yet.
my dh tells me to just keep it but i would prefer someone else to enjoy it.
Post # 5
@Carolsays: I’m really torn on this one, I can’t imagine getting rid of the dress but what on earth am I going to do with it!? My dress isn’t really something that could be reworked at a later time…
Post # 6
I’m keeping both of mine, I’m going to ask my friend to make a memory quilt of my wedding dress & just wear my reception dress on nights out.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Carolsays: A friend of mine just got diagnosed with breast cancer so I plan to donate my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer.
Post # 8
I am keeping it! I plan to frame it and hang it in a dream walk in closet one day!! Have you seen that Pinterest photo? Some famous person… I don’t know who it was but I thought it was a great idea. My mother made a garter set out of the lace from her dress and I also wrapped it around my bouquet so that would be nice to also do for my daughter or grandaughter one day.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
No, I’m donating it. I don’t understand keeping an article of clothing that you’re not planning to wear again if there’s a chance someone else would enjoy it and add more memories to it. I bought my dress from Brides Against Breast Cancer (for 75% off tag, no less) and I’ll be donating it back to them.
Post # 10
Mine is being custom made to my measurements and at 28-23-29, 5’1″, I’m not exactly sure who would be able to fit in it! I’m probably going to keep it but if I really really need the money I might sell it. I know it’s silly to want to keep something in a box in the closet especially because we may or may not be having children, but I’ll probably end up keeping it.
Post # 11
I’m selling mine. I don’t need it just sitting in a box in the garage forever.
Post # 12
I kept mine from my first marriage. I wanted to preserve it for my future daughter to wear it. The box it was preserved in got wet, so the dress had to come out of the box. FI and I talked, he said I could keep it, for my daughter. He didn’t mind at all. It didn’t bother him, the dress being around.
I talked to my daughter and asked her what she wanted. She said “Seriously mom, I’m never going to wear your wedding dress. I’d want something for myself, but I’d LOVE to cut a piece of yours out and keep it.” Then I had the idea of sewing it to the inside of her dress when she gets married some day. She also wanted to keep my veil. So she picked a piece of my dress and we cut it out. She kept the top, where my heart would be. (awww!) (She’s almost 11 by the way)
I threw the rest in the garbage….well, FI took it to GoodWill. LOL!!! All cut up!! He didn’t know.
My daughter took the veil and piece we cut out and put it in a special place for safe keeping.
Post # 14
@rickhurst35: aww I love this!! This is exactly why I’m keeping my dress
Post # 15
I’m keeping mine! I love it to much to sell it even if i only get to wear it once.
Post # 16
donating to the local hospice, so that any terminally ill women or terminally ill men and their partners that wish to get married can wear it if they want to