(Closed) What to do with my dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


My dress will most likely be going on the auction block (eBay) quite soon.  We just had bridal portraits made, and when my husband asked if it was time to clean and box the dress (I’ve only had it for our THREE YEAR-long engagement) I quickly replied with, “Nope.  Gonna sell it.”  I hope I didn’t hurt his feelings.

I’m planning to sell it dirty.  It’s not body-odor smelly dirty; the hem is filthy from traipsing around our local bourbon distillery, and then downtown.  I don’t plan to recoup a whole lot of money on the dress, so I’ll let somebody get it for a cheap price, and deal with the dirt.

But I’m pragmatic like that.

Post # 3
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been married for over 2.5 years and still haven’t had it drycleaned.  Just the hem/train is dirty, so it’s not stinky or anything.  It’s currently sitting in one of my MIL’s closets because I just don’t know what to do with it.  I too, still have my graduation dresses from junior high and high school…lol.  I’m sentimental so it will be really hard for me to give it away or sell it, if I ever do.

Post # 4
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I threw mine in my washing machine and hung it to dry, then put it back in the garment bag and it now sits in my closet (2 years later).

Depending on the fabric/embellishments and what type of washer you have, it’s possible to clean yourself.

I will be keeping mine forever. I’m just sentimental like that. Maybe one day my children will want to use it for christening gowns or something, who knows.

Post # 5
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had mine dry cleaned and boxed. Haven’t opened the box since so I don’t even know if they gave me back the right dress, ha ha. I am keeping it for sentimental reasons – we had a good laugh before my wedding when my Mum got out her dress from the seventies. I’d love to have that moment with my daughter one day. Maybe she’ll even want to wear it.

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