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

posted 10 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?

    No way! I'm going to get it preserved and keep it forever.

    Not sure. It's practical to sell, but I don't know if I can say good-bye.

  • Post # 32
    59 posts
    Worker bee

    How much does money drive this decision for you all? It seems like earlier generations kept their dresses like heirlooms to pass down, preserve etc wheas now becuase people are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on these dresses, it almost necessitates selling them. We also live in a more disposable culture now so that might also have something to do with this element, but Im very curious how much money is a factor for those who plan to sell…

    On a side note, my parents have been married for 41 years. A couple of years ago my mother noticed my fathers wedding suit hanging in his closet. She moved it downstair into storage. That very day he rushed up to her and said “did you move my wedding clothes!?” She said yes, that there was no reason for it to be hanging in the closet, she was making more room. He tore down the stairs to get it and promptly put it back in the closet. She was like “what are you going to do with that, you don’t wear it?” He said “don’t worry about it, I want it up here.” Kind of cracked me up. Her dress is stored.

    Post # 33
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Though I don’t even have one yet, I’ll probably either sell it or donate it.  Styles change so much and there’s no guarantee if I have a daughter that she’ll even want it.  Much better that someone else gets some use out of it!

    Post # 34
    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have no clue what I am going to be doing with my dress…  I will have to wait and see how I feel after the wedding. I didnt think in highschool that holding onto my prom and homecoming dresses was a big deal but I saved them and I am sooo happy I did, so I kind of see myself saving my wedding dress. 

    Post # 35
    7367 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i haven’t brought mine yet, but I can’t see keeping it (for more than few months anyway). I’m open to selling or donating it. I never understood keeping it for the daughter… just can’t imagine being 20-30 years down the road she caring to wear an outdated style.

    Post # 36
    48 posts
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i will save it to my daughter.haha.

    Post # 37
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I will most likely keep my dress because it’s going to be custom altered and would, in turn, make it somewhat hard to sell. I’m on the fence though until the time comes if/when I have a daughter. Then I will make the final decision on whether to keep it or not. 

    Post # 38
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    There really wasn’t a poll option for waht I am doing.  Right now it is at the bottom of the guest bedroom closet just thrown in there!  It got filthy around the hem and my bustle totally tore so i will probably just end up throwng it away.

    Post # 39
    4160 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m very sentimental and can’t imagine selling my wedding dress…I want to keep it in case my future daughter wants to use it!!!  If I had to though, I would sell it (if we needed the money or whatever.)

    Post # 40
    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Im not because Im going to do a trash the dress session!!

    Post # 41
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The logical thing would be to sell it.. but knowing me, I probably won’t. My dress is such that I could probably shorten it and “wear it again”.. but in all reality, I probably won’t do that. I value the sentimental meaning in things.. you guys should see my closet, heh.

    Post # 42
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My sister never got it preserved or cleaned acutally but was able to turn it into a baptismal gown for her daughter and it was gorgeous!!! some people were horrifed that she would do it and she said “this is the only way she’s going to get to wear it 🙂 i’m not going to force it on her when she gets married”

    I plan to borrow it when/if i have a girl 🙂

    Post # 43
    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted ‘not sure’ but it’s  not so much that I don’t know whether I’ll be able to say ‘good bye’ it really depends on WHAT dress I buy.

    If I go with something more traditional and don’t wreck it up too much having fun, then yeah probably. If I go with something very untraditional that has more re-wearing possibilities then I’m not so sure.

    Post # 44
    5 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @meliss:  Where did you have the best luck selling your dresses?  I’ve been trying to sell mine since September.

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