(Closed) Save or Sell?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Save or sell?
    I kept mine, i'm too attached to it : (13 votes)
    59 %
    I sold mine and used the money for something else : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Still have it, but plan to sell it in the future : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Undecided what to do with it : (5 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Interested to see what people say. I’m not sure what to do with mine. I hate things taking up space… but it is my wedding dress. If I were to get rid of it, it wouldn’t be for the money. It was a $400 dress so I’d either sell it cheap or donate it to help out another bride.

    Post # 4
    Member
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have decided to keep mine. It seems to be the norm now to sell after the wedding to recoup some of the money you spent on it… but I am head over heels in love with my dress, and though it will be crazy out of style when/if I ever have a daughter and she gets married, I want her to have it to do what she likes.

    I am only getting married once (I know everyone says that) and the dress is a huge deal to me 🙂

    I have a beautiful veil that goes with it and I’m going to get it professional boxed up for safe keeping after the wedding 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m going to keep mine until I’m done having babies – if I have a girl I’ll continue to save it, if its all boys I might seriously consider selling it… I’ve seen some brides that got it folded just so and put in a frame for display, may consider that too.

    Post # 6
    Member
    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I haven’t sold it yet but I plan on it once I clean it. It has been a month since the wedding so obviously I am not in a rush but I just don’t see the point in keeping it. I will never wear it again and IF I have a daughter I doubt she will want to wear it. I don’t think I will make a ton it since it wasn’t that expensive to begin with but a few hundred wouldn’t be bad.

    Post # 7
    Member
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I couldn’t vote in your poll. I will be keeping mine but not because I am attatched to it, I have a daughter and one day she might want to use some of the fabric from it for something for her wedding and if she doesn’t, I have a son and maybe his future wife would.

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    When you live in 700 sq ft, and you wore a big ball gown, there’s only so far one is willing to go to stay attached to a dress you’ll never wear again!

    To me, the memories and the photos are way more important than the dress. I sold it, and put the money towards our 8 month around the world backpacking honeymoon. So worth it, for me!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1089 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @crayfish:  I feel ya! I live in 600 sqft myself!

    I will most likely be donating my gown after my wedding. IMO it is silly to hold on to a dress for 18 + years, the fabric may discolor and I wouldn’t want my daughter (assuming I even have one) to feel pressure to wear it when it will most likely be outdated (even though the gown I am wearing is traditional)…I’d rather give it up to a bride who couldn’t afford a gown, it just means more to me.

    Post # 10
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    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m undecided, for now. 

    Backstory: my dress was a complete surprise for my husband and I had it hanging/hiding at my neighbor’s house for months before the wedding. So I didn’t have time or opportunity to look at it, admire it, play with it or try it on until the day of. I feel like I missed out on bonding time with my dress (if that makes sense). Our day flew by SO fast and I really want to wear my dress again!

    Post # 11
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The thing about waiting to sell it is that it might go out of style. I don’t know how many 70’s or 80’s dresses are still sellable. 

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