(Closed) Would you buy a dress with a “history?”

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you avoid buying a dress for any of these reasons?
    It is used. Ew. : (12 votes)
    10 %
    The bride is getting divorced. Bad karma! : (26 votes)
    21 %
    The groom died. Bad juju? : (28 votes)
    23 %
    The bride found a "better" dress : (5 votes)
    4 %
    The wedding was called off (for any reason) : (15 votes)
    12 %
    Nope! I'd buy any dress for any reason! : (35 votes)
    28 %
    There is no voting option which pleases me... : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    No, I would buy a use dress without considering the reason it is being sold. I’m very practical. I spent a lot of time on preownedweddingdress.com, and just never found the one I want.

    PS: no button for those of us who wouldn’t care.

    Post # 4
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m one of those people who could care less about things like that because I don’t believe in bad juju, karma, luck, etc. Now, my dress had a very successful wedding (as the whole hive knows, haha!) and marriage thus far, but it wouldn’t deter me if it hadn’t. 

    Post # 5
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If it is my dream dress, I would not care one bit. Dream dress….bad karma….dream dress….bad karma…..DREAM DRESS!!! duh. Ooops, but I do respect anyone who has an inclining to feel bad karma…so to each their own!!! 😉

    Post # 6
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I’ve seen a few listings on ebay where the seller states she is getting divorced (on one listing it was the husband selling the dress. He told the tale of the bride cheating on him with her ex…)


    Post # 7
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    The only reason I might not buy it is if someone died IN the dress. Other than that, I don’t care.

    Post # 8
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I dont think anything like that would make me not buy the dress. The dress isnt the reason her marriage failed nor did it cause the divorce or anything like that. I just dnt think stuff like that sticks with the dress. You determine the outcome of your life, not the clothing you choose to wear or the couch you choose to sit on.

    Post # 10
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t buy it only because I want to buy a brand new dress.  However, I wouldn’t let the history get to me.  Well, unless it was something like, the bride was murdered or died in it– situation, other than that, it wouldn’t bother me.

    Post # 11
    51 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m all about the karma. If it so much as rained on my wedding day I’d blame the dress! Props to the dry-cleaner that could make a dress sell-able after a murder… 😉

    Post # 12
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would LOVE IT if I could find my dress used.  I don’t care what happened to the bride or groom or their marriage, unless, as some people have said, the bride literally died IN it (and I doubt it’d be sold, in that case)…that’s just a bit too weird, but I still don’t think wearing it would bring bad karma or anything as I just don’t believe that someone else’s failed marriage/loss of life/whatever can have any bearing on mine in that way. 

    Post # 13
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My mom really wanted me to wear her dress…it is really pretty, but my parents got divorced after 21 years of marriage and 15 years of arguing. Needless to say, I had to nix Mom’s dress! Bad karma!

    Post # 14
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I would buy/use a worn dress… if i like it enough!! 

    Post # 16
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I agree with Nexus in that I would definitely take the dress even if it has “history”, just not if someone died in the dress. That might be too much for me.

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