Post # 1
Back when I was shopping for my wedding dress a year ago, I fell in love with a dress that cost about $300 more than my original budget. I went home, told my fiance the price difference – and used the line “I plan to sell my dress after the wedding so I should get at LEAST the $300 back.” What I really meant in my own mind was that I would consider selling it. Prior to it being fitted or altered, I was sort of ‘meh’ about the dress to be honest, so the idea of resale didn’t bother me a bit.
By the time my wedding day arrived, I was head over heels in love with that gown! I wore it and loved every moment – and recall thinking there was no way I’d ever let it go! HA!
Almost as soon as we got home from the honeymoon, Darling Husband asked if I was selling the dress. I told him to give me six months to make a choice, because I didn’t want to look back after selling it and feel as though I’d made a mistake. Yesterday, I took my dress out of the wrapping for the first time in four months. I held ‘her’ and thought of all my beautiful wedding memories. And really – I have NO desire to sell it.
He asked again if it was going up for sale… but I just cannot bring myself to part with her yet. Anyone else been 100% positive they would sell only to change their mind after the fact?
Post # 3
Hmmm, I am still on the other side, but you are giving me no hope at succesfully selling mine. haha
I am so sentimental about all that stuff, I probably wont let it go either
Post # 4
Yep! Now I just justify by saying things like, I am so petite no one could wear it anyway, it was custom fit! LOL. Oh well 🙁 My mom bought it anyway, so it wasn’t like I paid for it (justification #2!)
Post # 5
I thought about selling mine and Darling Husband was the one that said no way! my Mother-In-Law made my veil out of lace from hers and he wants to know if we have a daughter we can do something like that for her. = )
Post # 6
@His Barista: I know why you don’t want to sell yours. We had the same dress 🙂 SHE SO PRETTY!
Post # 7
I would say wait on selling it. it’s not something you can take back, whereas you should be able to make $300 on it whenever you decide to sell it! or someday you might want to use the lace on something or trash-the-dress or something else!
then again I save everything because I find everything sentimental!
Post # 8
i haven’t worn my yet, but i know i will 100% sell my dress. i have no space for it in my apt. i will be moving around in the next couple of years before we settle somewhere, and i desperately need the money. and the main reason i will sell – i never plan to wear the dress again! i am considering to start advertising it before the wedding. i think at my final fitting i will take pics and start putting up ads! then i can ask for a bit more in the beginning and see what happens.
Post # 9
Dont sell it if you dont want to 🙂
Post # 10
@His Barista: ha, that’s so funny – my Fiance also was against me selling mine afterwards. He looked scandalized when I mentioned the idea! I was trying to rationalize getting the dress I really wanted, which was $1K more than the runner-up choice.
Post # 11
@Bubu82:Me too. He said he’s sell his games before he let me sell my wedding dress! “I could never do that to you.”