Post # 1
I just got married September 5th in David’s Bridal’s 9T9612. I thought I would sell it, but after spending $800 on the dress and $450 on alterations and dry cleaning it, I won’t recoup much. My husband and I don’t know if kids will ever be in the picture, and I doubt, even though it’s gorgeous, any hypothetical daughter would want to wear it one day, as it’ll be out of style. I’ve heard of other people doing crafty things with the fabric, but I’m not much of a crafter. So, I’d like to hear what other people are doing and if all of you think I should sell it, keep it, or do something else. What cleaning/preservation companies would you recommend if I keep it? Does anyone have experience with the service provided by David’s Bridal? Did anyone who kept her dress wish she would have sold it? And if you sold it, do you have any regrets?
Post # 3
As of right now i plan to just let it sit in my closet. Maybe one day I will have it made into something else like a baby blanket. Actually if I could get it made into a short dress it would be kind of cute! But I dont know if the material would be that great for an everyday style cocktail dress. I know some people sell theirs but I dont think I can part with it right now! I also dont even know how much money I could get for it since I really customized my dress to my taste.
Post # 4
Mine is still hanging in my closet! My advice would be what ever you are going to do with it, do it soon, otherwise you won’t get it done. Which is why mine is still in the closet!
Post # 5
sigh, mine is still in the closet as well, uncleaned. since mine is vintage it could hold some value, and i bought it for next to nothing so i don’t have the pressure to recoup funds. i’d like to think that some future member of the family would wear it, but i’d be satisfied just keeping it around in good condition, gotta save up for that preservation service. i think i would regret it if i sold it.
Post # 6
There is a place I heard of, not sure where….I read the article the other day……anyway, it’s a restaurant that has a gathering once in a while and asks the women to wear their wedding dress. Haha! I plan on keeping mine…maybe. If I do I can vision myself pulling it out once in a while when nobody is home and parading around the house in it…..c’mon, I know there’s got to be more of you who secretly plan on doing the same thing. I might also have girls nights where we all wear our dresses.
Post # 7
I didn’t see the dress but maybe you can see about truning it into something else. Some sort of keepsake that can be passed down.
Post # 8
I’m selling that sucker! Seriously, I hate holding onto things that just sit in a closet unused. My parents are hoarders and pack rats so I went the other way and refuse to hold onto things of no use. Some other lucky bride will get a wonderful day out of my dress and that is totally ok with me. I have pictures to look at if I want to see the dress again.
Post # 9
I plan on having mine preserved and keeping it. My family has a lot of keepsakes, and honestly yesterday I got to go through all of the veils, jewelry, handbags women in my family have worn at events in their lives. It almost made me cry being able to hold my grandmothers veil, and being able to select which peices of jewelry i’ll be able to wear that several women in my family already have worn for such special events! So I def. want to be able to keep that tradition going.
Post # 10
I would love to sell mine, but I’ll have to have some pretty serious alterations (my bottom is a lot bigger than my top, sadly), so I doubt I’ll be able to. If not, I’ll donate it to Brides against Cancer.
Post # 11
I think I’m going to donate mine. I think it was a post earlier this moth on the blog about brides against breast cancer . But I think that is what I will do with mine. Maybe it can make someone else just as happy! Plus you can write it off on your taxes.
Post # 12
It’s in the closet for now, clean and beautiful. I love looking at it. I plan to sell it, but I’m not optimistic that I’ll be successful, because I’ve heard of very few brides wearing this designer, let alone this particular dress. (Part of the reason I loved it). Also it doesn’t come across in photographs how gorgeous it is in person. So, if it doesn’t sell, I do not know what I’ll do with it. I think making something out of a wedding dress is a fantastic idea, but I’d freak out if I had to cut my wedding dress up. It was hard enough cutting off a piece of lace from my great-grandmother’s wedding dress to pin around my bouquet stems!
(Maybe a first-anniversary TTD shoot?) 🙂
Post # 13
I may try to sell it, but it’s an older style, so I doubt it would be worth it. If I don’t get any bites, I’m considering going the Brides Against Breast Cancer route too. I haven’t looked into that too much yet though.
Post # 14
I will deff be selling mine
Post # 15
I am going to keep mine. its mine and i love it… maybe if i have a girl i will try to give it to her. i really cant see to let go of my dress that cost 1100
Post # 16