(Closed) Someone asked me to sell my dress!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
Member
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I see nothing rude in asking if someone is selling their dress. You simply say “No” if you are not…no need to get all offended that someone asked you a question.

I don’t think I would sell mine, but I am a pack rat.

Post # 33
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2890 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have to post again for Fiance LOL. He thinks everyone should sell their dress and put the money into a high yield cd and let the money acrue for buying your daughter’s dress or if not having kids an aniversary trip further down the road.

Post # 34
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2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I think my dress is too gorgeous and the people who made it worked too hard for it to be worn once and then be stuck in a box.  I’ll DEFINITELY be finding a way to give it a more useful life!

 

Post # 35
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5656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

It’s odd because I am sure I WILL sell my dress after my wedding, but I am strangely attached to it now, even though I will only wear it like 8 hours max and it’s even pre-owned, lol! I don’t get attached to many things like that. It’s such a huge dress, I don’t know how I would even store it if I kept it.

Post # 36
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1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I happily sold my dress.  I truly loved my dress and it looked awesome on me on my wedding day, but I honestly thought that keeping it after the wedding would be kind of stupid and such a waste. I don’t plan on having children and even if I did, I seriously do not think that my future daughter would ever want to wear my dress.  To keep it would mean closet space taken up by my dress for no purpose for the rest of my life.  To sell it meant someone else could enjoy my dress as much as I did on my wedding day.  It also meant recouping some of the money I spent on it, as well as helping another person save money on her dress.  It also felt great to know that I was doing my part to help recycle the resources that went into making the dress that I only wore for half a day.  I am sentimental about these things, but I have the pictures and video to see my dress, I have no need to keep it.  It just made a lot more sense to me to sell it.

Post # 37
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@secondchances: I like your FI’s idea…if everyone did that, think about how many brides in future generations could get their dream dresses.

Post # 38
Member
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@secondchances: I like your FI’s idea…if everyone did that, think about how many brides in future generations could get their dream dresses.

Post # 39
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7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i bought my dress with the intention of selling and i finally sold it a few weeks ago.  However, even though i knew the day would come that i have to part with it, i was quite sad when i was boxing it up and had momentary (but fleeting) panic and regret.  I was happy once i checked my bank account though and there as an extra $500 there  🙂

Post # 40
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746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you want to keep it, but want to share it also, maybe you could lend it to the other bee for her wedding day? You could ask her to have it professionally cleaned before she returns it to you. That way, everyone wins!

Post # 42
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2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Btw, some pro photographers look to rent dresses for inspiration shoots. 🙂

Post # 43
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432 posts
Helper bee

I would have worn my mother’s dress! It was a beautiful gown, but my mother is a tiny woman who stands 5’3″ whereas I am almost 5’8″ and with 2.5 inch heels, I was over 5’10”. My mother wore little kitten heeled court shoes with her dress, and there was simply no way to lengthen the skirt by 6 or 7 inches. I did wear her gloves though.

Post # 44
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5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would be okay with selling mine.  My was custom fit though, and am 5’0, 95 pounds with a 2 inch heel, I doubt many people would be interested.

Post # 45
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5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Also when I mentioned selling it to Darling Husband, he acted as if I suggested burning it in the backyard.  He’s a touch more sentimental than I am!

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