Post # 1
I find it odd that so many people sell their wedding dresses. For those of you who have, do you not feel sentimental about the dress or did you want to spend the money on something else?No judgment here, just curious!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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.