Post # 1
i think iv decided to sell my wedding dress, but i just cant bring myself to submit the ad to sell it!!!! whyyyyyy – im never gonna wear it again………its just sitting in my wardrobe….
did anyone else either sell/keep their dress? if you sold it, did you regret it?
its a stupid question and only i really know how ill feel but im curious for others experiences.
Post # 3
@nearlymarriedlass: Maybe you should keep it? What if your daughter or grand daughter wants to wear it one day? My grandma kept her veil and I wore it to my wedding, it was such an emotional accessory. My grandma even made a comment saying that she almost got rid of it since she would DEFINIETLY never wear it again!
Post # 4
I kept my dress, but I’m using the materials to make something that I can wear again and for crafts.
Post # 5
@Payless: that is soooo sweet!!! <3 i think ill keep my veil then for sure!!!! im not sure if my style dres (mermaid) will be in in 30 years time though…..
@housebee: thats a good idea! could make a cocktail dress out of it or something……
Post # 6
my mum and fmil both kept and regretted – my mom had hers professionally preserved but somehow a staple fell into the bag or something like that and the dress was covered in rust spots and looked terrible when she took it out to show me plus they hadnt cleaned the armpits properly so they’d turned a funny color over time. FMIL’s dress just fell apart while being stored and she threw it away. Finally my grandmother’s friend gave me a dress her daughter had had preserved and we were surprised that it was covered in yellow splotches and the veil had torn in the cleaning process maybe… I think an intricate veil would be worth saving but IMO a dress is a little too risky
I planned selling my dress after the wedding into my wedding budget but I’ve also heard of making a dress into a christening gown for a firsborn child which with the right dress would be so super cute…
Post # 7
@mrsgroomzilla: holy cow! That is so sad, both my grandmas and mothers dresses are in perfect condition and all they did was keep them in plastic bags!
Post # 8
I had mine professionally cleaned and preserved – if nothing else, I want to show my daughter in 30 years so she can make fun of today’s style! lol
Post # 9
i’m also debating this!! i havent gotten mine cleaned yet though because I wanted to put it on again and take a few more pics in it! hahaha i just like looking at it!
Post # 10
Sold mine, and though it was kind of sad to see it go, I was glad to make another bride so happy!
Realistically I’d likely never have worn it again, and I’ve still got the pictures and memories to smile about 🙂
Post # 11
@lorelai: SO true. still have pictures and a video etc of it. ill never wear mine again either, but it seems sad to sell it since it was such a big decision to find the right one and theres so much importance in a wedding dress…
@Sea_Ashley: haha sooo true! i wonder if when our kids start getting married they look back and say “omg mum, fit and flare/mermaid??? WTF were u thinkin??” hahahaha!!!
Post # 12
@mrsgroomzilla: “I’ve also heard of making a dress into a christening gown for a firsborn child which with the right dress would be so super cute…”
That is actually a really sweet idea.
I’ve always planned to have my wedding dress framed and displayed in my walk-in wardrobe.
Post # 13
I have the same dress as you and i feel the same exact way!!
Post # 14
I want to sell mine, but my Fiance is adamant that I keep it in case we have a daughter or granddaughter who wants to wear it in the future. I don’t see that happening personally, but it seems to be a big deal to him that I not sell it.