(Closed) Dress drama AFTER the wedding???

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9481 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@GreenEyedMoon:  Yikes.  Just came across this thread.  Sorry to hear you’re getting grief over your wedding dress.  Have you decided what you will do with it?

Post # 4
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Ugh, and don’t you remember all the hassle, stress, and anxiety you went through trying to decide what to do about your mom’s dress? Why would you want to make your daughter go through that – especially if it turns out she really hates it or no way in heck will it fit.


Personally, I can’t sell my dress just because I love it, we have the space (for now) and kinda weird…but we actually have the wedding dress from my great-great-grandma, and it’s really neat! So I’m a sentimental sap. If my daughters want to wear it, cool, but honestly, I’d be more excited about going with them to do the whole ‘finding a dress’ ordeal.

Do what YOU want to do with the dress!

Post # 5
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe you keep it stored at your Mom’s place? I know that the money you get from selling it would be a great help though….Its a tough decision for me. I would love to sell my dress after I use it, but I dont know if my mom would ever let me either!

Post # 6
2353 posts
Buzzing bee

If your mom doesn’t want you to sell it, she can pay to have it preseved and she can store it at her house. Otherwise, sell it, and tell them to mind their own business.

Post # 7
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I received the same reaction from my husband and his family when they found out I planned to donate my dress after the wedding.  My reasoning was roughly the same – the chances of any potential daughters being the sama size/style as me are practically 0, and we don’t have room to store it.  The only objection that I really listened to, though was my husband’s.  We came to a compromise and I kept my veil and the lace scarf that matched the dress.  More than enough for any sentimental touches.

Post # 8
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’ve already made up your mind to sell it, you should do whatever you want to do with it!

What if you don’t even end up having girls? 

Post # 10
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If YOU want to sell it, sell it.

If you want to leave something for future daughters, maybe save pieces of it? I know that ruins chances of selling it, but it would lessen the amount being stored. My mom does not expect either me or my sister to want to wear her dress but did keep it both for her and for us to use pieces of it how we want. I’m thinking of using pieces to wrap my bouquet and/or make a fabric flower for my hair. I’ll probably do the same with my dress.

And as a short woman from a long line of short women, don’t assume your daughters will tower over you. My dad is 5′ 10″ and my mom, sister and I are all around 5′. Mom’s actually the tallest of the three of us. Just throwing that out there 🙂

Post # 11
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I want to donate mine, so I asked my husband to go get it dry cleaned for me.  He told me afterwards that he had them put it in some special box and then got all offended when I told him I was going to donate it.  NO worries, I’ve got dress drama after the wedding too.

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