Post # 1
I love my dress and pretty much want to wear it every day (when I finally get it, that is). I know that in the long run, the dress will just sit in my closet and get dusty, so I should just sell it and get some money back.
Are you selling or keeping your dress? The practical side of me says to sell it, but the sentimental side says to hang onto it!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
I’m keeping mine. But if I were more cash-strapped I would see selling it as a good option.
Post # 9
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
@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 # 11
@les105: Have you thought of handwashing the gown? If it’s silk, that may not work, but another Bee posted about handwashing her gown at home and it came out just perfect.
Post # 12
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
@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
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
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
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.