Would you sell your wedding dress?

posted 2 years ago in Recaps
Post # 2
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Wannabee

I don’t think I could ever get rid of mine. I do see that it’s just a space taker upper and I’m like why should I keep it, but I can’t do it myself. My husband is the opposite of yours he’s like why keep it but understands why I don’t want to get rid of it. I feel like even though it’s only worn once for a long time, there are times to wear it. Last night was our one month anniversary and he realized he’d never carried me across our threshold so he told me to go put my dress on last night and he’d carry me through our front door. It was so so sweet. It was then that I realized the dress will have more days or moments of use for whatever reason and it will continue to stay in my closet for for those special days! 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m selling mine. I don’t have any sentimental attachment to it and it takes up space. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

TobeMrsD:  It’s definitely a personal thing, I’m very sentimental so I could never sell mine but if others aren’t bothered by it I see no reason why you can’t!

I’m sure there would be plenty of brides out there who aren’t fortunate enough to buy a beautiful, expensive dress brand new and would cherish a pre-loved gown!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought my dress pre-owned, so yes I would definitely sell it! Aside from the practical reasons others have mentioned, it’s also more environmentally sustainable. That’s one more dress that doesn’t have to be manufactured and transported from China.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would prefer not to sell mine, but if I were in a position where I had to sell something to get by, sure. Mine was only $300 to begin with though, so I don’t see it fetching a lot.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

gelaine22:  How are you going about selling your dress?  There are so many websites and since my dress was slightly altered I am really not sure what to do……

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Before I found my dress, I would have said “Sure!”, but now that I’ve actually found it, I am so in love with it! I have also sold quite a few dresses online when I was looking for this one, and it’s really hard to get much money back from wedding dresses. Dresses that are priced above 1/2 retail don’t really seem to sell.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I thought I would, but it’s been a year and I haven’t been able to convince myself to do it. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Eh, I’m hoping to sell mine. It’s just a dress and takes up a lot of space, I’d rather someone else get use out of it. If my daughters anything like me she wouldn’t want to wear a 25+ year old dress lol I’ve never seen my mom’s dress, it’s in a box in the garage and I think she said it’s yellow now. I am however keeping the brooch I wore to pass one. It’s pretty and easy to store!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I plan to donate my dress after my wedding. There’s a great shop in my city that sells donated dress very cheap for women who can’t afford to spend a lot on their dresses. I think it’s a wonderful thing to help out a less fortunate bride look beautiful and hopefully not compromise for her day! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

TobeMrsD:  

Personally I will not be selling mine. The reason being is it is my moms dress that I’m getting altered so I would like to keep it… plus I think my mom would freak out if I sold it.

If I were to just buy a dress from a boutique I would sell it.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

TobeMrsD:  nope. i couldn’t sell it. I am getting it preserved right now. I have plans of passing it down to my daughter, if she doesn’t want to wear it, then I plan to dye it 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’m really torn on this. I’m going to wait to see after the wedding how I feel, but to me it kind of feels silly to keep it. But I’m also sentimental, so the two sides battle. But quite frankly, I feel like it’s kind of delusional to think that if I happen to have a daughter that she will want to wear my dress and not get her own dream dress, so I wouldn’t keep it for that reason. So, I’ll probably sell. Especially since we’re trying to take care of some debt so that we can TTC soonish 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I told DH I wanted to sell mine and he got so upset. He’s much more sentimental than I am so he thinks DD might want to wear it down the line (yea right lol). Anyhoo, the only reason I gave in and decided not to sell it was bc it’s a vera wang so I figure by the time DD is ready to wed, it’ll be vintage and maybe she can sell it herself/use sone pieces of it. 

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