Post # 1
As much as I totally love my dress, the hopeful resale was the only way that I could justify the initial expense. And on a practical note, i don’t have anywhere to keep it or anything to do with it. My mom seemed horrified at my lack of sentimentality (even though I’m pretty sure that after 30 years in the attic, she got rid of hers.)
Post # 3
I think I’m going to preserve mine, but my sister just left her sit in a closet at our house for a few years and now it’s just gone, which means my mom probably sent it to Goodwill or just threw it away (you would have to know my mom…). I would definitely sell it over seeing that happen to it.
Post # 4
I’m planning to sell mine, but I’ve heard it’s not easy and can take quite awhile.
I’ve thought about keeping it for my daughter, but realistically, she would probably never want to wear it (it will be out of style). Perhaps she would want to do something with a piece of the lace overlay though – not really sure (right now, I’m thinking I’ll attempt to sell it).
Post # 5
I originally thought I would…but it’s still sitting in the closet, where it’s been since the wedding. I haven’t even gotten it cleaned! I should really get on that…
Post # 6
Mine is being designed and made for me by one of my best friends, so I don’t think I could ever part with it. Call me sentimental! 🙂
Post # 7
I consider my dress somewhat “timeless”, so I’m going to hold onto it for my nieces or daughter. If none of them like it, then when it’s my time to die they can dispose of it! Lol
Post # 8
I might, I can’t decide yet. It’s a little sentimental and I haven’t even had my wedding yet 🙂
Post # 9
I will attempt to sell my dress. I only paid $500 for it so even if I got $150 for it and it made some girl’s day, why not. I don’t have space to keep it once FH moves in with me.
Post # 10
Other – I’m going to have it dyed and re-wear it.
If I were getting a long dress I would almost certainly sell it. I am one of those people who tries to sweep away all traces of sentimentality… if I start getting sentimental about stuff I will never throw anything away EVER (I was practically a hoarder as a little kid!). My mom was a little aghast at that idea, but she has been pushing me to get something I can alter and wear again (either a shorter dress or a long one I can have hemmed to cocktail length).
Post # 11
I will probably keep it and if in the future I have a daughter I will force her to wear it. ha no just kidding, I will probably just keep it and if I get to a point that I want to sell it I will!
Post # 12
I am too sentimental even though I highly doubt it will ever get worn again.
Post # 13
If someone will buy it, I’ll sell it. I don’t really see the point in having a $700+ dress sitting in my closet that I will never wear again. I’d much rather make a few bucks off of it.
Post # 14
I really love my dress and I’m hopelessly sentimental (I have every letter/note/card my fiance ever gave me in the last 9 years and I even keep things like the mini-golf score card from a vacation to the shore, 5 or more years ago) but the idea of being able to recoup some of the money from my dress and using it for something practical is somehow appealing.
I don’t mind investing large chunks of money into something practical like a computer, car, or my home but the dress seems like such a selfish use of money. It will only be worn 1 day and honestly, how many daughters really wear their mother’s gowns?
Melini My mom is also shocked and horrified that I would even consider selling or donating my gown to charity. Although her dress was never properly preserved and it has been sitting in her closet unused for 35 years now.
Post # 15
I know I am not going to force my future daughter to wear it – she’s on her own! I would be still be sentimental about it, so I might hire someone to dye it black and rework it into a cocktail dress so I can wear it forever to special occasions.
Post # 16
I sold two unworn dresses and one that I wore. Having a bit of a hard time parting with my last and favorite, so we’ll see what happens. At the end of the day my photos and video make me much more excited than looking at a dress on the hanger. In fact it makes me a little sad that I will never wear it again, so probably best to just let it go.