(Closed) What to do with my dress Vera wang Esther

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do with the dress
    Sell the dress : (10 votes)
    31 %
    lend the dress to another bride and make her happy : (9 votes)
    28 %
    leave the dress in the closet : (5 votes)
    16 %
    wait for someone in the family to want it : (8 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    741 posts
    Busy bee

    What about some sort of auction for charity, or donating the money or dress to a nonprofit? That’s a lot of money, it could feed a lot of hungry children or help a domestic violence shelter get a new bed or something like that!

    But I do like the idea you have, because you get to get it back afterwards… I would probably lean towards that one. I would just be nervous that it would get messed up, or I wouldn’t get it back!


    Post # 4
    803 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you should either auction it for charity, or keep it in the family for someone else to love it one day. It’s a beautiful, classic looking dress and I’m sure down the line, someone would love to wear it, the way you would have wanted to wear your mother’s dress. I think that lending it to another bride ideally sounds like a nice idea, but there could be all sorts of things that might go wrong before it came back to your hands. Would you be devestated if it came back stained, torn, etc …?

    Post # 5
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    yeah i think letting someone “borrow” it for a contest could easily cause problems since you want it back.

    Post # 6
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    While the lending idea is very sweet of you, I can definitely see it causing problems (what if the bride doesn’t want to return it?  issues with shipping? what if the dress gets damaged while the other bride has it?).  Perhaps take a note of how sad you and your mother were when you couldn’t find her dress, and keep your own dress for future generations or anyone else in your family!

    Post # 7
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You know how people beat up rentals cars?

    I wouldn’t lend it unless you don’t want it back.

    Can you frame it?

    They make those wedding dress frames/shadow box things so you can display it!

    And the more your future DDs see it, the more they’ll want to wear it when they get married!

    Post # 9
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s incredible that you want to share your beautiful gown with those who might not otherwise be able to afford one like it.  You might check out Jenny Lawson’s “Traveling Red Dress” project via Facebook or her blog (thebloggess.com)  She started with one dress that she sent to people who needed to feel good about themselves due to life events, surgeries, illness, etc. Other people started donating additional red dresses, and now it’s spreading like wildfire.  This might help you work out logistics.  Hope you are able to work this out – what a generous heart you have!

    Post # 11
    2 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Hi there! I just posted about this dress and then saw your post!  Is it too late to ask what you have done with your Esther dress? 

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