(Closed) Will/Would you sell your dress after the wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m definitely going to try to sell it, but it’s been altered to hell and back and is a trumpet so it would have to fit them perfectly… which is a stretch. I don’t really have any desire to keep it. I don’t think it will be relevant to my children if I have girls one day… I’m sure the styles will be so different. If I had a more classic style, I’d probably keep it. If I can’t sell it after a month or so, I’m donating it. Heck, I might just donate it without trying to sell it.

Post # 4
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2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d either keep it, donate it, or reutilize it into a new dress. However the spirit moves me. Hard to say what I’ll think a decade from now, if I would still have that emotional attachment or would prefer to see it find new life.

Post # 5
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2022 posts
Buzzing bee

DH has asked me and it surprised me that I don’t know!  I am definitely going to have it cleaned/preserved.  I absolutely love my dress, but can’t think of why I would keep it other than for sentimental reasons.  I don’t know that I could sell it, because it was heavily altered, and I’m a small person.  I don’t know of anyone else who would want to wear it.  Maybe charity?  I am beginning to think that I won’t be able to part with it as I write this!

Post # 6
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1700 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not sure! Will have to wait and see how I feel about it once I get married. I’m not opposed to the idea as of now though.

Post # 7
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was thinking about selling it but the more I think about it…I think it would make a very nice dressy sundress if I can find someone to dye it in an ombre pattern…maybe some reds and oranges. I can see myself wearing it to something like a wedding (pun intented) or a dressy night out….

 

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Post # 8
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900 posts
Busy bee

Absolutely.  I love it, but I am not going to wear it again and don’t need it taking up room in my closet.  It would be cool for a daughter to wear it or something but I am not going to keep it around on the off chance that I might have a daughter and she might want to wear my dress.

I could furnish an entire room with the money I would get!

 

Post # 9
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56 posts
Worker bee

I definitely will try to sell mine. If I can’t get what I want for it, then i’ll most likely keep it. I always SAY i want to “keep it in the family” or maybe have my little sister (14 years younger than me) wear it…but i don’t want to be one of those moms that get upset that my daughter doesn’t wear my dress. I got a new dress – she should too! So, if I did keep it, it would be for sentimental reasons only.

Post # 10
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900 posts
Busy bee

@ ellenphant

I want to buy your dress!  Except I am already married.  Maybe I can use the money I get for my dress to buy yours and then just wear it around the house.

Post # 11
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56 posts
Worker bee

LOL Jocelyn!!! (that is your name right?) You are too kind. If you are still interested after July 31st next year, let me know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ btw – i loved your dress too. I actually planned on trying yours (bee, right?) on at the trunkshow, but they didn’t have it! Beautiful! Do you plan on selling?

 

Post # 12
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900 posts
Busy bee

Yeah, I am going to sell it.  But I am short and wore low heels, so I will have to find a short buyer.

Post # 13
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am keeping mine.

My dress is form fitted lace, and I plan on having it shortened after the wedding. I am going to get as much use out of it as possible since I paid $4300 for it before alterations. It will be my official anniversary dress until I can no longer fit into it. I also plan on saving the extra silk and lace to incorporate into possible pieces for our future children(christening gown…)

If I purchased a different style dress that could not easily be altered into something wearable again I would have definitely sold it.

Post # 15
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kellyalvey-I think you could definitely shorten this dress, although I am no seamstress, but any good seamstress worth her weight could probably tell you instantly. I think it could work, and great dress by the way.

Post # 16
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1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am going to wait unil after the wedding to decide, but I will either sell it or have it shortened and possibly dyed into a cocktail dress. I haven’t met with a seamstress yet, but we’ll see what she says.

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