(Closed) Why did you save/sell your wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you/did you keep or sell your wedding dress?
    Sold it! : (21 votes)
    28 %
    Kept it! : (50 votes)
    67 %
    Donated it! : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    From the start, I have always expected to sell my dress.  Now that I am five days away from the wedding, I’m going to wait to make the call until I get back from my honeymoon.  I’m way more emotionally attached to it now!  

    I went overbudget when buying and told myself it was okay because I would recoup the overage when I sold it.  Then I sit around thinking – what would I do with the money if I DID sell it?  Is it worth it?  

    I’m interested to see what other brides have to say about this topic too!  Good poll!

    Post # 4
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have two so far and I think one I will sell or donate. The other I’m not sure yet.

    Post # 6
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I kept my first one, and when I wanted to donate it, I was told by one organization “Don’t bother..it’s out of style”. So now I have this (cute little) dress, preserved in a box. Such a shame.

    Second time around – I’m toying with buying a fabulous gown that I will sell afterwards.

    Post # 7
    11051 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Having bought my dress on Saturday at this point in time I want to keep it as I love it that much.

    Post # 8
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i am selling my dress. i’m way more emotionally attached to my dress than i thought i’d be, but i dont want to keep something that i’d not wear again and would rather get recoup some $$ back.

    Post # 9
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I imagine that I will keep mine. It’s being custom designed/made for me by a close friend, so it will have that much more meaning. 

    Post # 10
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am donating one of mine to a deserving bride. The second will be put up for sale for a while. If it doesn’t sell, it will be donated to an organization that gives Haitian women wedding dresses.

    Post # 11
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m undecided at the moment. I think I may donate it to brides against breast cancer.. altho I fear I may get too attached to it. But I definitely will not pay any extra money to have it stored or preserved.

    Post # 12
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Right now I am keeping it but that may change. I just dont know what I want to do with it yet! I got it cleaned/preserved and it is currently in a box in my closet. It is customized to me because I directed all the changes on the original dress, but maybe someone else would like it! I am also smaller in size so it might be hard because there isnt a lot of extra fabric to work with one way or the other. However, I dont feel the need to make this decision just yet!

    Post # 13
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Im still so torn with what to do.  We kinda need the money but the money would probably be spent on something silly (like an ipad that I wouldn’t appreciate 20 years from now). 

    On the other hand, all I can think about is $500 depreciating in my closet!

    Post # 14
    10365 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have a lot of other “best days of my life” to save for, so i’m def selling it! We’re going on a 4-6 month long trip through Asia next year, and that money would be a great bolster to our savings!

    Post # 15
    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I will probably keep it, but I have been thinking about using the fabric to make my future children’s christening outfits.


    Post # 16
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    sold it.  once i told my friends, they started selling theirs too.  i get that some people think of it as a momento, but isnt that what the pictures are for?  but im not a sentimental person, especially when it came to the wedding.  i didnt do favors, or personalized champagne glasses, or anything engraved with the wedding date.

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