(Closed) My husband won't let me sell my wedding dress….

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Au Jardin:  That’s really sweet that he doesn’t want you to sell it, I would be frustrated too but it’s hard to be mad because he is acting emotionally in such a nice way. Give it some time and maybe he’ll see your point.

Post # 4
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m struggling with this as well. I mean what will you do with it? Do you have space to store it? I have a very large walk in closet and I may create a case for it and put it on the wall in my closet….but that will take away from extra shoe room so I’m not sure. Otherwise it will probably stay in its box, under a bed and maybe I’ll show it to my hypothetical daughter in 20-30 years??

Post # 6
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

your husband says don’t, then don’t πŸ™‚ maybe he envisions daughter wearing it some day.

Post # 7
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’d sell it to HIM! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

it could always be made into a Cristing Gown if u had a daughter, then ur not keeping it 20 years or so…

Post # 9
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I say let him win this one πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friend offered to let me borrow her dress because I was struggling to find one, and her husband was a tad upset because he said that since they have a daughter he was hoping she would keep it for her.

I think men are a tad more attached to wedding things than we think!

I would keep it and allow him to win this argument. You just got married in May…maybe in a year or two you will be able to sell it, right now he might still be enjoying the newlywed glow? LOL. I know my Darling Husband wouldnt give two shits if I sold mine, so I think this is slightly cute/slightly annoying that he wont allow you to!

Post # 11
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hah I’m in the same boat. I have zero desire to keep mine but he thinks I’ll regret it some day. I don’t harbor any idea that some future relative will want to wear an old dress nor will I try to guilt trip a future hypothetical daughter I may never have into wearing it, so I don’t see the point in keeping it. Sigh. Maybe after our first anniversary he’ll quit bugging me about it!

Post # 12
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Lol.  I was in the same boat.  I decided not to sell it when my husband told me that if I died, it was one of the things he would keep forever…


I say keep it.  It’s sweet!

Post # 13
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

May be he can buy it off you πŸ™‚ Lol

Post # 14
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s not his dress. Why is this his decision?

Post # 15
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

99 daughters out of 100 will not wear their mother’s wedding dress. It will be either too small, too big, not wide enough in a certain part, the daughter may be too tall too short for it or probably just won’t like it πŸ™

My mother had her wedding dress made into achristening gown, but had she not there’s no way I would have worn her dress and trust me my mum doesn’t even think about her wedding dress at all and they are married 40 years. 

Tell him you both still have the photographs and tell him how much money you could get for it πŸ™‚

Post # 16
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As long as there are good photos Iam selling mine. I went overbudget on my dress so Im selling it to pay down dept.

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