Post # 1
I need some help here. I have my wedding dress and can’t really decide what I should do with it. I’m a little attached to it and it makes me sad to think of selling it but honestly, what am I going to do with it? I have thought about my daughters, if I have daughters, wearing it for their wedding but they might not want to. I didn’t want to wear my mom’s dress.
So, have any of you sold your dress and regretted it?
Post # 3
Can you sell your dress and keep your veil or something else that you could share with your daughters?
Post # 4
I wouldn’t recommend keeping your dress purely for your daughters to wear. fashions change so much, in twenty odd years the dresses we all love now will be really out of style. Having said that I might keep mine purely to ogle over in my old age (ahh, I can’t believe I fit into this once!). It depends if you think you’re likely to want to look back on it every so often.
Post # 5
I’m planning to keep mine. If I have daughters and they want to wear it or alter it, great. If not, no hard feelings. Maybe they can use it as their something old. I paid less than $1000 for my dress, so it’s not like I need some money back by selling it. I actually have my mother’s dress, which originally was her mother’s dress. I’m the one who appreciates something like that. I actually thought about wearing it and having it altered to make it more modern (it’s a very timeless classic dress) but it was too small. So I’m taking pieces from it to incorporate into my dress, hair, and bouquet. My mother and grandmother are so touched that I want to keep and use it. It meant the world to them. I’m hoping I raise my children to be that sentimental and appreciative, too.
Post # 6
You could donate it. I’m not sure where/how one does this, but I’ve heard about it on wedding dress shows a couple of times.
Post # 7
I will keep mine, not for my daughter to wear, but for her to use if she’d like. My MIL made my ring bearer pillow from material from my mother’s dress, and my garter from the material and lace of my mother AND grandmother’s dresses. Truly two items I will cherish forever, and very meaningful symbols on my wedding day.
I also plan to frame a piece of each dress along with my mother and grandmother’s bridal portraits.
Post # 8
@littlemisst08: Very cool idea! I love that!