(Closed) Torn and can't decide.. Trash, Sell or Preserve Dress? Poll

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What will you do or have you done with your wedding dress after married
    Trash it with a cool photo opp. : (15 votes)
    17 %
    Preserve : (35 votes)
    39 %
    Sell for some extra money : (36 votes)
    40 %
    Other... (Please leave comment advice) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @oxllsamanthallxo:  A TTD session does not mean they will destroy the dress, its all up to you! Some brides like to actually destroy the dress, using paint, fire, etc… others like to wear it in different environments.. on the beach, in water, in fields, mountains, etc. In some of those places, the dress still can look new after but it might need a cleaning. You don’t have to destroy it to get fun pics! Also, you can try to clean your dress at home. Put it in the shower (not under the water), the steam helps to clean it & use a good soft washcloth to spot clean it. My Boyfriend or Best Friend did this & her dress looked brand new & it was free to clean :).

    Post # 4
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    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I just think trashing the dress is so wasteful. Instead I would donate it to a charity or preserve it. My friend kept hers and then had a christening gown made out of it for her baby-thought that was kinda cool 

    Post # 5
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    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sell it or donate it.  It’s not like you’ll ever wear it again.  What do you need it for?  If you forget you got married, look at pictures.

    Post # 7
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    2840 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My suggestion is to donate it to Brides Against Breast Cancer or some other worthy charity.

    Post # 9
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    This is a totally different alternative, but just in case someone is looking for an idea – I’m having mine sewn into a Christmas tree skirt. That way I still get to display it 5 weeks out of the year and admire it, but it folds up nice and flat and goes away without guilt the rest of the year.

    Mine would definitely not sell for $500 though!

    Post # 10
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    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @oxllsamanthallxo:  I like the term “Rock the Dress” for that very reason :).

    For me, if money was really tight & my Darling Husband & I could get a lot of use out of the $500, I would sell the dress. You might miss seeing it in your closet, but its just going to sit there for years & eventually may go out of style if you tried to sell later. The money could fund an amazing weekend getaway, or help to pay off bills, buy food, etc. My wedding dress was only $100 & I loved wearing it, but its just sat in the dress bag in my closet for 3 years. If I could’ve gotten a lot of money from it, I would’ve rather had the money lol!

    Also, if you can, get something specific for you if you sell the dress. Like buy a large framed photo of you & your Darling Husband on your wedding day (your dress will be in the photo & you’ll get more “use” out of the photo than a dress in your closet)

    Post # 11
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    You’re gonna get bored of looking at it, sell it!

    Post # 13
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    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Sell it now while it is still worth money.  Otherwise it will just hang in your closet forever until you finally throw it out or it gets thrown out after you die.  My mother and my mother-in-law offerred me their wedding dresses to wear for our wedding.  What a joke!  My mom was a size negative 1 when she married; I haven’t fit into her dress since I was 12 years old.  My MIL’s dress is super early 90’s with big poofy sleeves and applique everywhere; no thanks!  I felt bad turning them down but when I asked my Mother-In-Law if I could have her dress redesigned (i.e. cut off the sleeves and update the design), she was so upset that I would even consider cutting up such as expensive dress.  So instead it’s going to sit in a closet until the end of days.  So silly.

    Sell it and get some needed cash.

    Post # 14
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I say sell it unless your going to use it as a christening gown for future children. I also like the tree skirt idea, but unless you’re going to repurpose it SELL it. Especially if you could use the cash bits just gonna take up space. Or give it to charity. Trashing the dress seems wasteful if you could use the cash because you lose potential cash from selling AND have to pay for a shoot. Just my opinion 

    Post # 15
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    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you answered your own question when you stated that you need extra money. Sell the dress!

    Post # 16
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    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m having my dress altered into a cocktail dress.  If you need the money though, sell the dress.

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