(Closed) How do you feel about selling your wedding gown?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you selling your wedding gown or keeping it?

    Selling it-no need to keep it and I could use the money!

    Keeping it-couldn't dream of selling it!



  • Post # 17
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think I’m keeping mine. I love it so so much.

    Post # 18
    2574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was adamant I was selling mine.

    My Mother however, threw a fit! It has now been cleaned and placed into a presentation box and she has it! 

    It is kinda nice to have it for the future, however I also would have loved some of the $2000 back :/

    Post # 19
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m definitely keeping mine, I absolutely LOVED my dress and couldn’t imagine selling it. I want to keep it in the family and I hope that my future daughter or even future daughter in law if I have one would want to wear it, but even if that wasn’t the case I still want to keep it. It was too beautiful!

    Post # 20
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    As a bride that is planning on buying a consignment gown I say “Thank you to the brides that sell your dress!”  I am a true Taurus that loves the finer things in life but am frugal enough to know spending ten grand on a dress is something I could not do.  I fully plan on wearing a once-wed or new dress(do you know how many brides buy two weddings dresses and only wear one?!)  No sense in a new dress for me!

    Post # 21
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am selling mind eventually. The way i figure is that if I have a daughter, the chances of my dress still being in any sort of style is slim and if she really really really wants it, she can have one made.

    No use in storing something and taking up room when I can get some good moooolah out of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 22
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m keeping mine, BUT mine was from a China eBay store and is REALLY unique in color and design and style. Plus, I can always wear it again to other uber-formal events!  (or whenever I beg/plead/blackmail/coax my Fiance into a “night on the town” where we’re dressed to the nines, hehehehehe).  It does NOT look like a traditional wedding gown, so I can get away with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I also have a vintage wedding gown I was gonna have altered for bridal photos, but the last time I put it on, wellll…. I don’t even FEEL like a bride in it!  So, I’ll probably end up getting it preserved for my daughter, who currently loves it (she’ll be five next weekend, so who knows WHAT she’ll want whenever she gets married! LOL)

    Post # 23
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m keeping mine. I just can’t imagine parting with it, haha. And I know my daughter will probably never wear it, but I remember how much fun I had looking at my mom’s wedding dress when I was little, and I even thought of altering hers and wearing it, but it was a little too small. I just want my daughter (if I have one) to be able to touch it and try it on one day…but I’m pretty sentimental like that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 24
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I want to keep mine. But I might consider donating it.

    Post # 25
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m not keeping mine. I don’t want to pay extra money to clean it and place it in a box that will forever sit in a closet or attic. A lot of dresses today are trendy and I doubt children 20 or 30 years from now will want anything to do with pick ups, one shoulders straps, and whatever else is trendy right now. I figure I can get some costs back and also help another bride who may want it, but can’t afford it at full cost. Making someone else happy and helping them have one of the best days of their lives is more rewarding than looking at it in a closet every day. 

    Post # 26
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Its so georgous!!! You would have no problem finding a buyer. Post a link if you do decide to sell it.

    Post # 27
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Thankfully mine wasn’t too bad. It was only $200. I’m one of those centimental nut jobs who keeps everything. I know my kids will probably think my dress looks retarded as it has everything that people seem to hate already (pickups, one shoulder, and it has gold and not silver detailing) but I am keeping it anyway.

    Onto yours though, I understand budget is a concern and the sentimental attachment is hard to get over but think of it like you are doing something very kind. You are giving someone an opportunity to have a dress they may not otherwise be able to afford and a crazy gorgeous dress at that. You will always have memories of getting to wear your dream dress as well. Not many people even get the opportunity to wear the dress of their dreams and not only do you get to but are giving someone else a chance at the same happiness.

    I doubt mine will store well and will probably fall apart in a box, but here she is I just can’t part with it:

    Post # 28
    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve never been emotionally attached to things.  Songs do it for me and I could look at photography all day long.  But a dress…not so much.

    So, I’ll be selling mine. 


    If you keep, spring for the very, very best preservation possible.  When we unearthed my mother’s wedding gown and veil, a few areas of lace had yellowed.  The veil my grandmother bought in Ireland, on the other hand, is still white.  I have to imagine there was a difference in how they were preserved and packed.

    Post # 29
    10282 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    While I love my dress, I’m not really emotionally attached to it (yet, who knows how I’ll feel after the wedding). I paid more than I was hoping to so if I can find someone who’s interested, I’ll sell it. I’ll never wear it again and by the time my future children are grown, I’m sure it will be horribly out of style. 

    Post # 30
    3240 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m keeping mine~not because I think any one else might wear it, but because my mom and grandma still have their gowns, and it’s neat to see how styles change. Plus I’m only 5’1″ and had the dress hemmed wearing 2 inch heels, so my dress is short and there likely won’t be a lot of interest in it. Who knows, maybe I’ll wear it for our first anniversary, just for fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 31
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @mrsmurraytobe: I’m about as sentimental and emotional as they come and after reading your post I needed to share my thoughts. I’m elated to get  married in October to my hunny. This is my 2nd marriage, his 3rd (yikes!!!) and after my divorce I donated my dress. I had thoughts of keeping my dress but why? For who? For me to know it’s in the closet? After I get married I’m going to sell my dress and for as much as I LOVE and I mean LOVE her I would rather have another happy bride enjoy her as well. Plus the $$$ would be helpful.

    What if I DID keep her and when my granddaughter is grown I’m excited to share the dress with her only to have her say… “Oh, it’s nice”. What? Don’t you love her as much as I do? I would be disapointed but most of all think about all the closet room I could have had over the years for shoes, shoes and more shoes!!!


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