Post # 1
Before I was ever engaged, I always told myself I would sell my wedding dress, but I don’t think that’s what I’m going to do. I bought a pretty inexpensive dress and I loved it, but I don’t think it’s worth trying to sell (if it was a pricey designer dress I’d definitely sell it to recover some of the cost)…but it also seems like a waste to have it just sitting around stored away.
I ended up taking it to get cleaned and preserved a few days ago, but I’m curious what you did with your dress now that the wedding is over.
Post # 3
I had my dress cleaned and preserved, but I’m actually going to cut it up. When I have children I’m going to use my wedding dress to make baptismal outfits for them. I have a pretty plain, satin dress that will work for a boy or a girl, so my plan is to hack it to pieces when the day comes! I figure it isn’t going to do me any good to keep it in one piece since I’ll never wear it again, nor to sell it since I didn’t drop a lot on it in the first place.
Post # 4
I sent mine to get cleaned, but am having problems with it, just posted about it here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/beware-of-wedclean
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2018 - Still Looking!
The poll needs another category — donation! Well, technically, my answer would be "let it sit in a sad crumple in our guest room for 6 months, THEN cleaned it and sent it off to Brides Against Breast Cancer."
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
8 months and its still sitting dirty in my closet! I am horrible! I know I’ll keep it. It wasn’t expensive enough to sell, but was too expensive to not… feel attached to it. I thought I’d just sell/donate my dress but I really like just looking at it sometimes. I know that sounds silly! But it’s my wedding dress! I’ll probably get it cleaned and tuck it away.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
I’m still deciding! I had 2 dresses (I only wore 1). The first dress I bought at Running of the Brides… I plan to donate it. I have no attachment to it to keep it, and it wasn’t expensive enough to sell. I just actually need to donate it now. As for the dress I did wear, I’m still deciding… I thought about selling it after it was cleaned. But I also bought it cheap, and it didn’t come back as clean as I had hoped (there is one teeny tiny stain that didn’t come out, and even though it’s tiny, I not sure I can sell it). So I guess I am keeping it… I am rather attached to it. 🙂