(Closed) Are you keeping or selling your dress after the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Keep or sell the dress?
    Keep. : (99 votes)
    76 %
    Sell. : (32 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh I’m definitey keeping mine. I’m getting it preserved. I get a discount if I go thorugh the place where I got my alterantions done.

    Post # 4
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Well…I haven’t decided yet.  I know I’m doing a ‘mess the dress’ session with my horse so we’ll see how it fairs after that!

    Post # 5
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t know yet. Before I bought it I was planning on selling it, but now that I have it I don’t want to sell it. Selling it would make me sad because I love it so much.

    Post # 6
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I kept mine and had it preserved.  If we have a child, I may have a Christening gown made from it (and possibly a tree skirt too).  We shall see…

    Post # 7
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely sell. We aren’t Catholic, so no Christining gown. I know if I have a daugther, she wouldnt want it, and closet space is a hot commodity in my house. If I were to try to keep it, I would want to sell it in a few years, and it will be out of style by then.

    Plus, the idea of getting 50% of retail back is really attractive.

    Post # 8
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m keeping mine. But if I were more cash-strapped I would see selling it as a good option.

    Post # 9
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I really want to sell mine afterwards to try to recoup some of the cost, since I spent more on it than I originally planned to.

    Problem is, I’m ordering it in a 0 and have to get the bust/waist/hips taken in on top of that, so I might have some trouble finding someone who is exactly my size or smaller who wants to buy it. :/

    Post # 10
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @rachelmichelle:  My sister sold her size 0 (taken in, too) within a month or two of the wedding. She sold it at a high end consignment shop, which made it easier.

    I was planning to sell, but the price for dry cleaning (another wedding ripoff) may be the same price I’d be able to sell it for, so I may just donate it instead.

    Post # 12
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My dress only cost $800 so I don’t think it’s worth it to sell it and get a few hundred bucks back.  If I had spent thousands, I might feel differently.

    Post # 13
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @les105:  That’s such a good idea… I wonder if I could find somewhere around here that would take it. I’d be so nervous a consignment shop would give me next to nothing for it. (Which, granted, IS better than nothing.)

    Post # 14
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think you need to add the option of donate. That is what I did. I want someone (who may not be able to afford it) to have the joy of having a beautiful dress and looking great on their wedding day.

    Post # 15
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I would sell it, but it’s a DB dress, taken in from a 0. If it were higher priced originally, I would try to sell it, but I can’t imagine someone wanting to buy a very small DB dress. Maybe I should try though…

    Post # 16
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I still haven’t decided. :/ I absolutely adore my dress but I know I’ll never wear it again. DH’s grandma made a joke about having to wear it at our 25th wedding anniversary and that got me thinking I may not want to sell it – not that I think I’d want to/be able to wear it in 25 years? Lol. I don’t know.

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