(Closed) Selling youre dress…or not..

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
13385 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not selling mine.  I know my daughter(s) will never wear it, but I’m sentimentally connected to it. 

Post # 4
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not planning on selling mine.  I don’t really care or not if my future daughters use it or not, but it was always special for me as a child to look at my mom’s (who wore my grandmother’s) wedding dress.  If I sold it, I would have to sell it at too much of a reduced price, and I don’t feel that the few hundred dollars I might get from it would be worth it.  

Post # 5
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Rule of thumb is expect 1/2 of what you paid for it. I LOVED mine- more beautiful/favorite thing I ever wore, and probably ever will wear, but it’s too fantastic to keep stored in a box in a closet. I’m hoping someone else will be able to love it as much as I did.

Post # 6
890 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

To be honest not really sure, haven’t really thought about it. I will most likely keep it ๐Ÿ˜‰  I was actually one of those people that wished my mom saved hers, because it was sooooo beautiful and lace i would have wore it but she didn’t ๐Ÿ™ So giving this i will probably keep mine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I won’t be selling mine. I’m pretty sure I won’t have daughters who will want to wear it, it still means a lot to have it. My mom kept her dress for 30 years, neither my sister or I would wear it, but I am taking some of the lace to make a wrap for my bouquet,  my garter and pillows for the ring bearers – my mom was so excited about it when I asked to use it. 

Post # 8
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I sold mine.

I didnt see the point of keeping it for me. My mom’s stayed in a box in the basement and she didnt look at if for 20 years untill we accidentally came across it. Sure it was cool to pull it out for a few minutes, but I knew what her dress looked like from the pictures.

If you have pictures and memories I dont see the need to store something in a box and take up space. I would rather have the cash to use towards something. 

I let myself buy a more expensive dress because I knew I was going to sell it. It was great to have that chunk of change later after all the expenses. I sold it for just shy of 50% of its value.  

I also have no illusions that my kids would wear it or that I would turn it into some project. I knew, for me, I rather declutter my space and take that money for something else.

Post # 9
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@YasM:  I’m going to try to sell mine. I will be selling it at a significantly lower price than what I paid. If it doesn’t sell, then I will donate it. 

I understand what it’s like to be a Plus-sized bride AND be on a tight budget and I would love to be able to help someone out.

Post # 10
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s up to you, but if you decide to sell it, right away would be best, that way it’s still in style and current with wedding trends, plus you would be more likely to get closer to what you paid the sooner you sell it.

I would sell it maybe at 60% of what i paid for it.

Post # 11
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m doing a trash the dress, and if it’s cleanable after… i will sell it.  I dont’ like keeping things i have no use for like that.

Post # 12
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@drummerbride:  Ditto.  The only problem I had was that nobody seemed to want a used dress when I sold mine.  I offerred it for under $100 because I just wanted to get rid of it.  I realize now I should have donated it but after the divorce I just tossed it in the trash to get rid of it.

My mom tossed hers when she realized there was no way I would fit in it (she was a double zero when she got married and I am way curvier.)

My Future Mother-In-Law offered me her dress which as sweet as it was for her to offer I have no desire to wear her long sleeve, super early 90s dress and she freaked out when I suggested cutting the lace off to incorporate into my dress or having the dress altered to make it more modern.  She said she spent so much money on it she couldn’t imagine cutting it up.  So there it sits in her closet gathering dust with the hope that the 90s comes back in time for her imagined granddaughter can wear it.

Post # 13
986 posts
Busy bee

I’m not planning to sell my dress after the wedding. Like abbie017 said, I’m just sentimentally connected to it. I often hang on to things, so – while it will probably overtake our apartment! – I’m keeping it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As someone who bought a preowned dress, I really appreciate the people who do sell theirs. It gives someone the chance to wear a dress they may not have been able to afford to buy at full price! Ill try to sell mine when I’m done but it will be twice owned so I’m not sure if Ill have much luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 15
10365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I sold mine, and got about 50% of what I paid for it. We were living in a 650 sq ft one bedroom apartment – no space for a giant ballgown in storage! I’m really glad I sold it – it helped pay for part of our 8 month global backpacking trip. The memories from that trump a dress in a closet any day!

Post # 16
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I thought I would sell mine, and mentioned doing so to my husband.  He was appalled! “Why would you sell that?! You have to keep it!!” Spoken by the man who wore a rented tuxedo, nonetheless.  I haven’t done anything with it yet!

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