(Closed) Sell my dress or keep it for future?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you sell your dress and keep your veil or something else that you could share with your daughters?

Post # 4
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I will keep mine, not for my daughter to wear, but for her to use if she’d like. My Mother-In-Law 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.

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