(Closed) To sell or not to sell (the dress)…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did you do with the dress after the wedding?
    Kept it : (12 votes)
    67 %
    Trashed it : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Sold it : (4 votes)
    22 %
    Some combination of these (explain below) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m hoping to donate mine. I didn’t pay much for it, and it’s an overseas copy, so I know no one will be paying much for it 🙂 and I don’t really need to recoup the money – but I do know there are women out there who can’t afford a great gown!

    Post # 4
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am planning on keeping it, just for the sentimental reasons (and like you said you remember trying on your moms and having fun, which is something I would like my children to have) My mom never kept her dress, and I wish I could have had fun dressing up with hers.

    Post # 5
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I kept mine.  Didn’t want to get rid of it.

    Post # 6
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Great thread @farmersdaughter, I didn’t spend as much as some do on dresses but I’m on a major budget and to me it’s really a tough decision. To make it worse one of my flower girls, who I’m VERY close with picked it our for me. I literally was going to send it back because I didn’t think it would work (I’m a bit top heavy) but my flower girl said no that’s my favorite please try it on for me, man was I wrong and my little fashionista flower girl nailed it! So now it’s more sentimental and I have no idea what to do!

    Post # 7
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i still dont know what will i do with it. i will sell it or donate it.

    Post # 8
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ll probably hang onto it for a while and then sell it, but I didn’t spend a ton on it so I don’t really care about recouping my money.

    I just recently sold a bunch of pageant dresses that I loved but haven’t worn in two years, I got tired of storing them, I imagine I’ll get to the same place eventually with my dress (maybe in a few years).


    Post # 9
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee

    I talked about trashing it… until I found my dream dress. Now I can’t imagine destroying it! It sounds corny but I almost feel like I have a special bond with the dress… it was such an intense feeling when I found it. I will keep it forever… even if my daughter never wears it I think it will be something that would be fun to pull out over the years and show to my children and future grandchildren!

    Post # 10
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    No room in our small apartment so definitely selling it. I mean them…Um, I have somehow happened to acquire three dresses…Embarassed

    Post # 11
    33 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m planning to do a Trash the Dress photo shoot!! I’m soooooooo excited and have read posts by lots of bees that really enjoyed doing that.

    But, I’m still hesitant to actually use my wedding dress… might buy a cheap back-up, haven’t decided yet… If I do, then I’m back to square one on not knowing what to do with my wedding dress after the big day! LOL 🙂

    Post # 12
    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m saving mine, hoping to make a christening gown out of it in a few years.

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