(Closed) Will you sell your dress after your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will you try to sell/donate your dress after your wedding?
    Definately! What am I going to do with it? : (49 votes)
    32 %
    No way! I'm going to get it preserved and keep it forever. : (50 votes)
    33 %
    Not sure. It's practical to sell, but I don't know if I can say good-bye. : (54 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think I’m going to preserve mine, but my sister just left her sit in a closet at our house for a few years and now it’s just gone, which means my mom probably sent it to Goodwill or just threw it away (you would have to know my mom…). I would definitely sell it over seeing that happen to it.

    Post # 4
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m planning to sell mine, but I’ve heard it’s not easy and can take quite awhile.

    I’ve thought about keeping it for my daughter, but realistically, she would probably never want to wear it (it will be out of style).  Perhaps she would want to do something with a piece of the lace overlay though – not really sure (right now, I’m thinking I’ll attempt to sell it).

    Post # 5
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I originally thought I would…but it’s still sitting in the closet, where it’s been since the wedding. I haven’t even gotten it cleaned! I should really get on that…

    Post # 6
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine is being designed and made for me by one of my best friends, so I don’t think I could ever part with it.  Call me sentimental! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I consider my dress somewhat “timeless”, so I’m going to hold onto it for my nieces or daughter. If none of them like it, then when it’s my time to die they can dispose of it! Lol

    Post # 8
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I might, I can’t decide yet. It’s a little sentimental and I haven’t even had my wedding yet 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I will attempt to sell my dress.  I only paid $500 for it so even if I got $150 for it and it made some girl’s day, why not.  I don’t have space to keep it once FH moves in with me. 

    Post # 10
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Other – I’m going to have it dyed and re-wear it.

    If I were getting a long dress I would almost certainly sell it.  I am one of those people who tries to sweep away all traces of sentimentality… if I start getting sentimental about stuff I will never throw anything away EVER (I was practically a hoarder as a little kid!).  My mom was a little aghast at that idea, but she has been pushing me to get something I can alter and wear again (either a shorter dress or a long one I can have hemmed to cocktail length).

    Post # 11
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I will probably keep it and if in the future I have a daughter I will force her to wear it. ha no just kidding, I will probably just keep it and if I get to a point that I want to sell it I will!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am too sentimental even though I highly doubt it will ever get worn again.

    Post # 13
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If someone will buy it, I’ll sell it. I don’t really see the point in having a $700+ dress sitting in my closet that I will never wear again. I’d much rather make a few bucks off of it. 

    Post # 14
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I really love my dress and I’m hopelessly sentimental (I have every letter/note/card my fiance ever gave me in the last 9 years and I even keep things like the mini-golf score card from a vacation to the shore, 5 or more years ago) but the idea of being able to recoup some of the money from my dress and using it for something practical is somehow appealing. 

    I don’t mind investing large chunks of money into something practical like a computer, car, or my home but the dress seems like such a selfish use of money.  It will only be worn 1 day and honestly, how many daughters really wear their mother’s gowns?

    Melini My mom is also shocked and horrified that I would even consider selling or donating my gown to charity.  Although her dress was never properly preserved and it has been sitting in her closet unused for 35 years now. 

    Post # 15
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know I am not going to force my future daughter to wear it – she’s on her own! I would be still be sentimental about it, so I might hire someone to dye it black and rework it into a cocktail dress so I can wear it forever to special occasions.

    Post # 16
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I sold two unworn dresses and one that I wore. Having a bit of a hard time parting with my last and favorite, so we’ll see what happens. At the end of the day my photos and video make me much more excited than looking at a dress on the hanger. In fact it makes me a little sad that I will never wear it again, so probably best to just let it go.

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