(Closed) Someone asked me to sell my dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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1838 posts
Buzzing bee

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
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1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

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
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
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5179 posts
Bee Keeper

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
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I plan on selling my dress. It just seems kind off pointless to keep it. The pictures are enough for me!

Post # 11
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
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2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ll probably be selling my dress after my wedding. Having the pictures for memories is enough for me. 🙂

Post # 13
Member
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I will probably buy used and sell it after! Haha. I have no sentiment tied up in the dress at all…

Post # 15
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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