(Closed) Second guessing selling dress– what are YOU doing!?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What are you doing with your dress? (can pick multiple choices)
    Selling it/Sold it-- the money is more important than a dress in the closet : (17 votes)
    25 %
    I sold it, but there was some regret : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Sold it, fully regret it : (0 votes)
    Kept it-- NO WAY would I ever sell it! : (30 votes)
    44 %
    Kept it-- for my future daughter : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Kept it-- I will fit into one day again for a vow renewal : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Kept it, but would be willing to eventually sell it : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Kept it, but should have sold when it was still in style : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You probably have umpteen thousand pictures of your beautiful dress. It’s taking up space. Sell it and have a lighter life and a heavier wallet :-).

    Post # 18
    Member
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m planning on donating it to Brides Against Breast Cancer. I wish I had bought my dress at one of their events, but I ended up falling in love with a dress at a local salon. This charity is still dear to me, however, because I have loved ones who had breast cancer. Some survived it, some did not.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @tampalove35:  You need to add the “donate” option.  We’ll be doing that.

    Post # 20
    Member
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m actually planing on having a “trash the dress” photo shoot after the wedding. Going down to the art district in down town and having pictures of me and the future hubby splashing each other with bright colors paint. If the paint washes off nicely and the dress can still be worn, I will be donating it <3

    Post # 21
    Member
    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Bazingau:  +1 donating mine too!  Once I pay to get it cleaned.

    Post # 22
    Member
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m donating mine.  I honestly don’t see any reason to have it just sit in my closet, not like I’m gonna wear it again, and I’m sure my kids wouldn’t want to wear it either, as styles will change completely by then. 

    Post # 23
    Member
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I bought mine pre-loved, it allowed me to have a dress I would never have been able to afford otherwise – I may sell or donate it afterwards, but I really would have loved to be able to incorporate parts of my mums dress into my day, i could have used the lace for a bouquet wrap and a garter or something, but she threw it away when she got divorced. I would like something to pass on but might stick with my veil or something that doesn’t take up as much room as my dress!

    Post # 24
    Member
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    For me, that was my first (and hopefully only) wedding dress. Plus my mother bought it for me. I’d NEVER think of selling it or have anyone else wear it. 

    Post # 25
    Member
    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    “Other”, I think donating is a great idea.  It helps two good causes, the charity and the next bride 🙂

    Post # 26
    Member
    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @lorelai:  this is the reason I’m selling mine or donating. 

    Post # 27
    Hostess
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am going to be dry cleaning my dress and then keeping it. I know its old fashion but I hope if I have a daughter that she might use the material or the. My mums dress was this gorgeous chiffon dress but unfortunately got destroyed in a fire so I wasn’t able to use it 🙁 So I want to give my possible future daughter the chance or even for a christening dress!

    I love the idea of donating it, thats lovely! I might look into that as well to see if theres somewhere that would take it.

    Unlike some people that have commented, I am not overly attached to my dress. I just really like the sentiment behind keeping it for your daugther/relative

    Post # 28
    Member
    9044 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I donated it. It gave me such joy to wear it I wanted someone else who couldn’t afford a dress to feel beautiful on their day as well.

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