(Closed) To Sell or not to Sell

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I sell or keep my dress?
    Sell : (53 votes)
    87 %
    keep : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Honestly, I plan on selling my dress but keeping my veil…That way there will be one keepsake from the day but I still will get thousands back from the dress that we can use towards another trip or something!

    My grandmothers and aunts kept their dresses and all they did was gather dust for years…

    Post # 4
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    i am going to keep mine in a vacuum bag so that it 

    A  doesnt take up too much room,  &

    B keeps free from dust etc.  then i can pop it up into my attic.



    Post # 5
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I am definitely either going to sell or donate my dress once I am done with it. I don’t think there is any point in keeping it. I say sell it.

    Post # 6
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011


    I’m going to sell mine after the wedding. I just don’t need it; I won’t ever wear it again and my daughter if I’ll ever have one would have the right to choose her own 🙂

    From what you described there’s no specific reason for why you should keep it.

    Post # 7
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you’re feeling ambivalent about it and find it a bit annoying to keep it, go ahead and sell it.

    Post # 8
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have mixed feelings about selling my dress. 

    On the one hand, I could obviously use the money. 

    On the other hand, I had to have it custom ordered to my height in heels (5’1″ without heels), so nobody over 5’4″ will be able to wear it, and they would have to wear flats. 

    I also have to have the bust taken in slightly- not much, but enough to make it harder to sell. 

    I just feel like I will have to drastically drop the price from what I paid for it, so much so that it almost wouldn’t be worth selling it. 

    It’s one thing if you bought a $10,000 dress and you’re able to get like $4,000 back out of it. It’s still a huge price drop, but that’s money you want back. 

    But a dress that cost $1,200 + about $200 in alterations…. I’m probably only going to be able to get about $400-600 back, if that. At that point, is it worth selling it? 

    Post # 9
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    That dress has a very simple bottom to it, so you could probably take it to a seamstress and cut the skirt of it to make it into a shorter dress that you could wear again!

    It’s beautiful and elegant and it doesn’t have a crazy amount of detail, so you could definitely alter this and wear it again to a fun occasion!


    Post # 10
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @anne B: Be careful with the extreme temperatures in your attic. They can degrade the fabric.

    I sold my dress, and we are using the money towards a 6 month trip in Asia (only like 5% of the budget came from the gown, but every bit helps, right?!). Since we live in an expensive city in a small apartment, it just didn’t make sense to use up half of a closet for the dress i’ll never wear again.

    Post # 12
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It’s a gorgeous dress.

    If the money isn’t and issue, you cold consider donating it too.

    I really didn’t want my wedding to be about consumption and waste, so recycling my beautiful wear-once (for me) dress is part of what will make me feel pretty wearing it.

    Post # 13
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am NOT selling my own dress, I put too much time, emotion, and energy into ‘the most important piece of clothing in your life’ (or whatever). I don’t want someone else to wear what I have made ‘my own’ and put my own stamp on…Financially it makes sense to sell something expensive that you will never wear again though. I think its just up to you!

    Post # 14
    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am going to keep my dress. I remember seeing my mothers dress when I was a kid and thought it was so pretty (I later used it for Halloween and ruined it lol). But I want to be able to allow my kid to use mine and ruin it oneday!

    Post # 15
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think I’m going to have dress made into baptism gowns for my future children.

    Post # 16
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am thinking I would like to donate mine. Everyone should have a beautiful dress even if they can’t afford one. I plan on donating a lot from my wedding 🙂

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