Did you (or will you) keep your wedding dress?

posted 7 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you (or will you) keep your wedding dress after the wedding?
    I kept it. / I will keep it. : (63 votes)
    64 %
    I sold it. / I will sell it. : (17 votes)
    17 %
    I donated it / I will donate it. : (14 votes)
    14 %
    Other (please elaborate) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 35
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    lifetimegoals :  yeah. Been thinking about that but she might need it altered… I don’t know… I am going back to Germany in two weeks. Need to make a decision by then. Bring it and give it to her or let it decorate the back of the closet. 😂 

    Post # 36
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

    I was able to find the dress of my dreams for $600 at a small bridal boutique. It was “last season” at the time. I wore it for 7 hours, had a great time at my party and took lovely first look photos but I still haven’t unrolled it out of the ball I threw it in on the floor at the hotel room. After so many hours I couldnt wait to get out of it. It was relocated into a zippered bag but it was never folded or cleaned, and now its taking up space in my closet. I don’t really care as I didn’t break the bank on it, and I have amazing pictures. My future daughters will want their own dress, but I’ll probably pull the beading off to sew onto a christening gown for my children before I toss it. Haha.I couldn’t fit into it now even if I tried, a lot changes in almost 7 years.

    Post # 37
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I’m keeping mine. It’s a designer dress and has a high resell but I love it. Reminds me I need to get it dry cleaned and preserved

    Post # 38
    8400 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    whoswho :  These are two options I am currently thinking about doing. I am going to keep my veil though and hang it over the baby’s cot when we have one. 

    Post # 39
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    Originally I was hell bent on donating/selling it, but I haven’t even gotten married yet and I can’t imagine getting rid of it! I absolutely love it and I haven’t even worn it yet. I don’t know why all of the sudden I’m like dying to keep it. I know I’ll never wear it again and we have no room in our house. One of my friends had hers cut up into a christening gown for her daughter, and I love that idea so I may hang onto it for that purpose. I guess we’ll see after wearing it all day how I’m feeling! 

    Post # 40
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I kept my first dress and loaned it to a friend for her wedding. Then allowed somebody else to use it for a film they were doing. Otherwise it sat in my closet taking up space but making me smile once or twice a year. I finally got rid of it after my divorce, but I let my girls see and touch it before it but the big one. I got an amazing deal and only spent 115 on it the first time (liquidation sale, and sample that had only been tried on once before.) and it didn’t make sense to spend a ton to preserve it when it was so cheap to begin with. Because of all that, the bottom looked pretty rough by the time it’d been filmed. 

    Post # 41
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I’m really not sure yet. Honestly I do want to keep it for sentimental reasons. Although I don’t expect any future daughters will want to wear it, I do remember as a kid when my grandmother would pull out her wedding dress once in a while to show us, and my sisters and I used to love it. And when we were old enough, she let us try it on. They’re fond memories we shared, and then when my grandma passed away, she left it to my mom, and we got to look at it again and remember her. I think it would be really nice to keep my dress to show future daughters and granddaughters. But then, who knows if I will have daughters or granddaughters? Who knows if they’d care about my dress even if I did have them? Keeping my dress, when I could sell it or donate it, does feel kind of selfish. So I’m considering selling or donating it, but I am just not sure if I will be able to do it when the time comes. We’ll see how I feel after the wedding.

    Post # 42
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

    I plan to sell mine. I like it and I got it at a steep discount (lucky timing!) but I will wear it once and I have no one to give it to as we don’t plan to have children. The dress needs to be hemmed quite a bit so I will probably keep some of that material. Because of the design/material I don’t think I could have a tea length dress or something made out of it. I have so much stuff in my closet as it is that I need the room!

    Post # 43
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I’m selling mine ASAP. My closet is too full to keep something I will never wear again. If I’m feeling nostalgic I refer to my photo albums.

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