3.31.2009

To sell or not to sell?

I've been debating this question the past two years.

I'm not a sentimental person for the most part. And moving 14 times in 5 years made me very zen about not having a lot of material possessions. I've become very streamlined. But...

Will I regret selling this beauty?

Will I ever have a daughter?

Will she want to wear it?

Will it be considered a 'vintage' find for my granddaughter (if I even have one)?



Would you consider selling your wedding dress?

11 comments:

Rob and Amy said...

I'm not at the point of selling my dress....I think things in life would have to get pretty tough for me to have to sell it. I don't expect/want my daughter (should I have one) to wear my dress. I want her to experience purchasing her own dress. I don't want to make it into a bassinet or a Christmas Tree Skirt. While all good ideas, it's just not something I want to do.

I was VERY unhappy with our photographer from the wedding, therefore I am thinking I may do a trash the dress photoshoot with a much better photographer so I can have some sexy shots from the wedding. Not because I want to trash my dress, but b/c I WANT those pictures for myself and my husband :)

If you have your pictures, and don't plan on doing anything with your dress in the future, and aren't sentimental then absolutely sell it. I know too many women who hold onto it, but it really truly just sits wrinkled and dirty in the back of the closet...

Ashley said...

if my dress had cost any substantial amount of money to begin with, I would definitely sell it. I mean - ok, it's your wedding dres. that's a special day. but what's the point in hangin on to it? we make fun of people who have clothes in their closet that they don't wear from 20 years ago! and in all liklihood, most girls will want to find their own dress. selling it or donating it gives someone else a chance to make their day magical with your dress while it's still in it's prime. a chance they might not have had if they had to purchase their dress at full price.

amybyrd said...

I am trying to decide mine is still in the bag I haven't even cleaned it yet, I am holding out to do some trash the dress pictures on the beach--but the hubby is like how many pictures do we need of you in the dress--I might donate mine to brides against breast cancer

Krista said...

Undecided. I've thought about it ... but my wedding is still over 2 months away! :)

Once A Bride said...

My mom bought the dress for me, so it's special in that sense, but like you, Amy--I haven't even cleaned it yet. It's just sitting in our basement. Why am I having such a hard time deciding this? Maybe that's a sign to keep it. But donating it sounds like a good idea, too. Arg.

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

I'm debating! :o/

mim said...

I have my Mom's dress. It's too small for me to wear, but I plan to use the lace from the bodice and sleeves to wrap bouquets and make hair fascinators, and hope to make a jacket out of the satin skirt and incorporate some satin into the fascinators as well. My Grandmother made my Mom's dress so it's important to me to use it as part of my outfit. As long as you don't mind having the dress cut up there are lots of options for another person to wear it!

Hannah Noel said...

Definitely going to keep mine after thet wedding. It's so beautiful!

elizabeth said...

I've been planning to sell since I plopped down my visa card for the most expensive piece of clothing I've ever bought. I'd like to get some return on investment (besides lovely pictures and feeling gorgeous for the day), and also create the opportunity for someone who might be on a tighter budget to wear the dress if they want. My wedding's not 'til Oct.... but I will try to sell for a few months after that. If I don't get any takers, then I'm donating it to Brides Against Breast Cancer - seems like an investment in my own future health, when you hear about the proportion of women who get breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Jessie said...

Well its gonna be a while till I have to make that decision but I am thinking about that too. On one said its sooooo beautiful that I dont wanna sell it and I would love to show it to my kids and grandchilds when they're older. On the other side it was so expensive and for just keeping it in a box for YEARS to show it once or twice (because I dont think that my girl wanna wear it on her wedding)???? But if I wanna sell it I wont get a lot. So is it worth it to sell it if you don't get a lot anyways? Well I am not a big help. Sorry :-)

Bunnies Bridal and More said...

I still have mine hanging in the closet..don't want to get rid of it quite yet. I also have thought about doing a trash the dress photo shoot.they look like so much fun. I guess for now it will sit in my closet and get put on every one in a while..yes I still do that. After a while donation is where it may go.

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