Post # 1
Soo someone emailed me asking me if I would sell them my dress. I guess they fell in love with it but it was out of their price range, they saw that I wore the same dress and asked if I would sell it to them.
I was speechless. I mean, I can’t imagine parting with my dress! But at the same time, I have no idea why I’m keeping it. Can’t think of a good reason anyway..
the whole, “my daughter will wear it!” excuse is kinda lame In My Humble Opinion, my sister and I laughed at the idea of wearing my mom’s dress. I highly doubt my dress will be in style in 25-30 years as well.
Am I just being overly sentimental? Should I just let it go?
How about you ladies, how did you decide to keep/sell your dress?
Post # 3
I have not worn my dress yet but I couldn’t imagine parting with. I had briefly thought about selling it and talked to my Fiance about it and even he thought that it’s sentimental and I should keep it!
Post # 4
I’d have zero problem selling my dress, and was recently contacted by a Bee who was interested. I don’t see the point of hanging on to it, TBH.
Post # 5
It is a strange concept, I don’t think I would ever go about approaching someone in hopes they would sell thier dress, but I understand. In the days of limited space appartments and freeing your self from excess clutter I don’t know why many of them are kept. I am certainly never going to wear my mothers dress, nor would I fit (she was a size ‘0’ and about 6 inches shorter than me, HA) I have heard of people who make baptismal gowns out of them but that seems like a rather expensive way to make a gown, destroy a dress for a little bit of fabric.
I will not be keeping mine, we will have enough pictures and its not like I am going to wear it again.
Post # 6
I plan on donating my dress. I haven’t even purchased it yet, but I know I would rather see it on another bride who might not otherwise be able to afford it than see if hanging in my closet or packed in my attic for years.
Post # 7
Keep it, maybe you could make something out of it down the road, maybe your daughter/daughter-in-law will use the fabric, maybe not the dress itself, so I wonder who would be bold enough to ask ? That’s rude!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I also was approached by someone who wanted to buy my dress once I was finished with it. I think it makes more sense in my situation–I wore a Priscilla of Boston gown, and I was contacted shortly after they announced that they were closing, so the person who wanted my dress could no longer purchase it directly from POB. Right now, though, I am keeping my dress. I’m not usually very sentimental, but for some reason I am about my dress, and I can’t really imagine selling it right now. I definitely don’t think I’ll pass it onto my daughter’s one day, but I think they’ll probably have fun playing dress-up with it when they’re little. 🙂
Post # 9
I am super sentimental.. I wish I had something passed down to wear on my wedding day…a veil, a dress, a ring, a hair pin, anything. I plan on having many children lol… so I think I might just keep everything preserved…this way they have a choice.. (daughters and daughters in law)
Post # 10
I plan on selling my dress. It just seems kind off pointless to keep it. The pictures are enough for me!
Post # 11
@miss-spunkin: Awe…I don’t think the “My daughter will wear it someday” excuse is lame. I wore my mom’s dress! It was total 70s, but I made it more modern and I hope that some day, my children will at least take a piece of it or wear the veil.
Post # 12
I’ll probably be selling my dress after my wedding. Having the pictures for memories is enough for me. 🙂
Post # 13
I had thought about selling my dress but decided against it because it has some light stains along the bottom edge. However, after my TTD session (not really trashing it), I’m donating my dress! I figure someone out there who really needs a free dress can pay to have it professionally cleaned if they want.
Post # 14
I will probably buy used and sell it after! Haha. I have no sentiment tied up in the dress at all…
Post # 15
I’m definitely selling mine. I know that it is sentimental, but that is what your pictures and memories are for. Even if you did keep it, are you going to go get it and put it on around your house? I think it’s a personal choice, but look at it as putting a little money in your pocket to start your new lives!
Post # 16
I have no sentimental attachment to stuff. I’ll be selling as much wedding stuff as I can once we’re married. It’s not about the money- I don’t want a ton of clutter/stuff in storage I’ll never use.