(Closed) To sell or not to sell?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sell it when you are ready. Otherwise I guarantee it will sit taking up closet space for 20 years or more and eventually you will donate it to a thrift shop because it is out of style.

Not many brides wear their mother’s gowns anymore.


Post # 4
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i am definitely going to sell mine. i need to make back whatever money i can and i simply will have no use for it after. sure i will be sad to see it go. but whats the point of it collecting dust?

plus i have a cat and only bad things can come of that if i leave the closet door open by accident one day…..!

Post # 5
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@sctigergirl81: I was just thinking about this last night!!!!!! Thanks for the great question.


I can not wait to see what other bee’s say.

Post # 6
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am going to sell mine, definately. I have no sentimental feelings about it, it’s just some stuff i need to look like a pretty bride. There are other things that are more important to me, little things like our cake topper and my shoes. I do understand that many brides don’t want to sell their dresses, but to me it just doesn’t make sense to keep it somwhere in the closet and have a look at it maybe once a year. That’s what you have your wedding photos for, you can always look at them to remember your dress, or you could get either a mini dress replica or one of these cute drawings:


Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

if selling it doesn’t feel quite right, consider donating it! there are several reputable organizations that take dress donations and re-sell them / donate the funds to medical research, etc.

another option is to have it sewn into a baptism/christening outfit (if you’re into that sort of thing) for your kid(s).

Post # 9
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I will probably sell mine.  Definitely, if it’s ridiculously expensive.  I won’t need it again, so I might as well get some of the cash back.

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I will try to sell mine.  I know there’s sentimental value and all that but you will still be able to look at pictures and see how it looked on that day!  I mean, what would you do with it if you kept it?  probably nothing, it would just sit in the cloest and turn yellow with age. 

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