Post # 31
I think I will sell it. I’m usually pretty sentimental and keep EVERYTHING. But I feel differently about the dress for some reason. I dont think it should be wasted just sitting in my closet forever taking up space. It will live on through my photos instead.
Post # 32
I sold my dress via ebay. I got more than what I paid for it (I also purchased it from ebay). I loved my dress, but it wasn’t something I would ever wear again and my kids aren’t going to wear it. Hating clutter was the main reason for selling it. If I don’t use it, I get rid of it. I try to never get attached to things because they aren’t what is important.
Post # 33
I donated mine to a local charity. I have my memories, and pictures. The chances that any child I might have would want to wear it are slim, and I saved my veil and shawl if they want something sentimental. This way someone who can’t afford it can wear it. I feel better about that than it sitting in my closet (or more likely, in my mother’s attic)
Post # 34
I have 900 wedding photos of me in the dress. Why do I need a HUGE box that takes up half of one of our TWO closets? No thanks. I’d rather have the $1200 to put towards our 6 month trek through Asia, or a down payment on a house, or a million other things more important to me than the contents of a box taking up precious space in the closet.
Post # 35
um duh. you don’t want to wear it anymore. to get money to start your life together, let someone else wear it. what are you going to do look at it everyday for the next 30 years until your hypothetical daughter looks at it and decides no she doesn’t want to wear it at her hypothetical wedding?!
Post # 36
I’m a pretty sentimental person and could ever so slightly be hoarderish if I allow myself to be. I would love to keep the gown for my daughter’s sake. When my dad passed a couple of years ago, I realized how much I appreciated the things he left behind for me to find.
With that said, I completely understand the practical view @crayfish has about selling and using the money for other uses. Unfortunately, I don’t have much storage space and I don’t know where I’m going to put it after the wedding. Fiance wants me to also be practical about it and sell it afterward, too.
Not sure what I’m going to do, but I can see both sides.
Post # 37
I am totally going to try to resell my dress if it is in acceptable condition after my wedding. I bought it as a sample for 60% off MSRP. (And it was still very expensive!) I also paid to have it bustled. So, if I can recoup any of that money, I totally will! I am certainly never going to wear the dress again. The odds of me (a) having a daughter who (b) is interested in wearing the dress are extremely low. That is the only reason I can think of to keep it.
Post # 38
I think I could shorten my dress and use it as a cocktail dress. The rest I could use for Christsening clothes
Post # 39
I would sell my dress if I couldn’t re-purpose it. Luckily, my dress is real silk, so I am going to dye it and shorten it to wear to other special events 🙂
Post # 40
I am planning on selling my dress. I love my dress but I would rather someone else where it than it sit in my closet.
Post # 41
I don’t know anyone else that’s ever had my dress plus mine was altered from the original to be one-of-a-kind so with that and the cost I’d never give it away but I know a few people that have sold theirs because they couldn’t make it fit in their apartments.
Post # 42
I recently purchased my “if-i-could-have-any-dress-in-the-world-this-is-it” dress from its previous wearer. In her case, she wasn’t doing anything with it, and wanted to take her husband on a trip for his 30th birthday. So, the dress was part of the start to their marriage, and also will contribute to some wonderful memories years later.
Post # 43
My mother had her dress preserved, and I had these grand visions of wearing it and saving money. When I put it on, it was hilarious. Despite paying to have it “preserved,” it had yellowed, the lace (which apparently had been glued on, not sewn) had all started peeling off, and the bustle had been done with metal snaps which had left rust stains on the train. It also was nowhere close to fitting me or my sister. My mom threw it away the next day, and wishes she hadn’t wasted closet space on it for so many years. Based on that experience, I am pretty sure I am going to sell mine (once I get around to dry cleaning it).
Post # 44
im holding on to mine till we are done having kids then im turning my dress into quilt squares! ive been holding on to the girls cute clothes when they out grow them and will be putting them into a quilt when they graduate high school.
Post # 45
I bought my dress used, and sold it after our wedding. It just seemed incredibly wasteful to spend a whole lot of money on a dress and then wear it only once.