Keep or sell your wedding dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you (or do you plan to) keep or sell your dress after the wedding?



  • Post # 16
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    I sold my dress on It took a while — a year maybe?  It would have probably gone faster had my dress not been altered.   

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    Post # 17
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

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    anothernewbee16 :  that’s helpful. I plan to have my dress hemmed but I’m tall (5’10”) so I would hope that wouldn’t be an issue for a sale. I should be able to avoid taking it in at the waist but I’m taking it in at the bust but I’m hoping my tailor can do it in such a way that it can be taken out.

    I am definitely selling my dress. My mother kept hers because she doesn’t get rid of much stuff but it was very yellowed and not something that could be used in another dress. My fiance and I are CFBC so there’s no reason for me to hold onto it. Oh and I hate clutter.

    Post # 18
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    100% keeping my dress! I should probably get it cleaned though… its been almost a year since the wedding, whoops. lol.

    I personally feel like my dress style is one that is pretty timeless. So, assuming how trends change and come and go, maybe someday I’ll have a daughter who will want to wear it. I honestly love it too much to let it go.

    I also want to do a semi-unique photoshoot in it, so I’m keeping it around for that. A photographer friend of mine wants to do it and basically just use the images for promotion so I figured why not have fun and play dress up again!

    Post # 19
    1182 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

    I sold my dress at as well. It took about 4 months for it to sell. I sold it for half the original price and was very happy to see the new bride get a wonderful dress, full of great energies from a truly magical day.

    Post # 20
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: By the lake

    None of the above.   I donated mine and the veil.  There was no need for me to keep them and my daughter doesn’t care for the style and it doesn’t fit her well.  

    Post # 21
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - City, State

    I sold mine. I had actually bought it from another bride from so I had already paid less than the price tag. I sold it through a consignement store so they kept a % of the money. I still managed to recoup ~55% of what I paid for it. I could have sold it for more via the website but didn’t want to deal with it. I LOVED my dress but as PPs said there was no way I would sacrifice storage space (and lug it around thru multiple moves) for the next ~20 years in the hope that my future hypothetical daughter would want it. Also it felt good to know someone else would be using it again for their happy time. If I had been able to convert it to a cocktail/formal dress I might have reconsidered but there is no way it was going to work with the type of dress I had.

    I did keep the jewelry I wore at the wedding. Much easier to carry and to pass along 🙂

    Post # 22
    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

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    ahsoka :  I am the same way! I was originally like “SELL IT!!” but now that I have it, I can’t imagine ever selling it! I love it!! Maybe my mind will change later when its in the way! 

    Post # 23
    1953 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I’ll probably sell mine. I bought it for $1200, and expect to have fairly minimal alterations (the sample fit almost perfectly, and I’m tall so no hemming needed), so hopefully I don’t have too many issues. I’m sentimental, but it’s not a style that will age well (the modest version of the Wtoo Juno), and I certainly won’t wear it again. I initially thought I’d get it shortened and dyed, but apparently the fabric it’s made of doesn’t hold dye very well. 

    Post # 24
    781 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s sad bc when I get my dress, I want to have it simple, yet still classy/formal so I can wear it to some other nice event. Thing is, currently, wearing your wedding dress for a different future  event may come across as distasteful….But why? 

    Post # 25
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I’m keeping it and I don’t plan to ever destroy it in any form. I’m too sentimental to feel guilty about “hoarding it for no reason” or whatever nonsense people keep telling me lol! My reason for keeping it is because I want to, forever, thank you very much XD

    Post # 26
    9 posts
    • Wedding: September 2019

    I am definitely going to sell mine! My friends used Our Story Bridal (…a store in NYC because they safely show your dress to other brides so that they can try on. They make it super easy! I am happy just having the photos of the dress and some money back in my pocket. Also, it would be nice if someone else gets to enjoy my dress. 

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