(Closed) Wedding is over

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1129 posts
Bumble bee

Have it cleaned profressional (not ‘preserved’ yet) and wait 6 months.  Ask yourself then if you really want to keep it, ow much you would truly recoup in cash, and decide.  Six months and it will still be in style, plus you will be far enough from your wedding date to not be as emotionally attached to it.

At least this is my plan!

Post # 4
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would sell it for sure, but each person has a different attachment to her gown. Assumign that you have photos and wonderful memories, I would sell…esp. if you can get good money for it and put that money toward something you want/need.

Post # 5
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I would keep it – even though your daughter might not wear it one day, she may want a piece of it to include in her wedding dress. Or, if you’re planning on having kids, you can always have it made into a christening gown as well! Just some options if you want to keep it and aren’t sure what it could be used for.

Post # 6
990 posts
Busy bee

I would have to go with sell it. The reason why I say that is there are so many brides out there who would love a beautiful dress for their wedding day but can’t afford it. You could be helping make someone’s dream come true!

Post # 7
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just decided this weekend to sell mine.  I had zero interest in my mom or MILs dresses when we got engaged (they both have them and offered them to me) and while I love my dress, I just can’t see having it hanging in my closet for the next 50 years.  I have some fabric from it from my alterations that if my daughter (if i have one) wants to incorporate a bit of my dress as we’ve seen some of the bees do, she can.

If I get what I think I can for my dress, that’s will pay for half the couch my hubs and I want to buy.  Woo hoo! 


Post # 9
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Another option – apracticalwedding.com has an awesome thing called “Dress Offered” where you can donate your dress (it does not have to be cleaned or preserved).  You even get to pick who gets it!  I know that this does not have the same cash flow potential as selling your dress, but every time I read a dress offered post, I tear up.  I love my wedding dress like I have never loved another article of clothing, but it was pretty cheap so it would probably cost more to have it cleaned than I would make if I sold it, so I love the idea that someone else could love my dress, too.  :o)

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