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selling your dress

When I bought my dress, I always knew that I would sell it. It cost a lot of money, and it's not going to do any good sitting in my closet, so why not?

I've been married for 8 months now, and I've been meaning to post it up for sale...but I just...now I'm not so sure. I've grown attached to it.

The logical part of me is saying just shutup and sell it. I have no intentions of having children at this point, and even if I do, I wouldn't want to pass my dress on to my daughter. I wouldn't have wanted to wear my mother's dress if she hadn't lost it when our house flooded when I was 14 (at which point she regretted not selling it). My mother didn't want to wear her mother's dress. So saving it for a potential future daughter is just not a thing for me.

So my question is, if you sold your dress, do you have any regrets about it?

Also, where is the best place (read: where will I get the most money :P) to sell it?


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May. 18th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I sold my dress to a woman in TX via eBay. I paid $99 for it; she paid me $50 + shipping. I have no regrets about selling it; she said it fit her like a glove and was so excited to have it. I know that in my closet it would have only yellowed and rotted. However, selling your dress is a personal decision. It depends on the space you have available (my husband and I have a 950 sf house), if the resale cost is meaningful to you (I have a lower income so it helped me out immensely), and how sentimental the dress is for you. For me, the photos of the day are enough. Good luck with your decision!
May. 19th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
I struggle with this, too.
I have a son but am doubting I want to have another baby so most likely won't have a daughter to give it to. I had it cleaned and preserved after the wedding.
We are looking to sell our house and move to a bigger one but want to purge as much stuff as possible. The dress seems like a logical decision to put up for sale since it's wedged between the wall and the spare bed. Not a good look when trying to show a house!
But I also don't think I could handle women pawing at my dress as they decide whether or not to buy it.
May. 19th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
There ARE places that take wedding dress donations and turn them into 'Angel Dresses' for parents of stillborn babies. A FB friend's friend does this. I can get you more info, if you'd like.

That being said, if you'd still like to sell it, eBay would be your best option. Thrift shops normally DON'T pay for their items, and consignment shops pay the lowest amount possible.
May. 19th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
I have heard of that, and it is a great cause, but honestly, the only reason I would get rid of it would be to get some money out of it. I know that probably makes me sound like a horrible person, but it's the truth.

I wasn't thinking of a thrift store or a consignment shop. I know there are websites specifically for selling your dress, so I was just wondering if maybe one of those would be a better route than ebay.
Aug. 6th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe PreOwnedWeddingDress.com or OnceWed?
Aug. 6th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't sell my dress, but it's sitting in my mom's house somewhere at this point. I haven't seen it or thought about it since the wedding, and if I had paid more money for it, I would sell it. (I bought it from DB for $300.)

I guess the question is...if you don't sell it, what are you going to do with it? It will likely sit in your closet, unused, taking up space for eternity. My aunt saved she and two of her sisters' dresses, and they were stuffed in a trunk for years. I played dress-up with them as a little girl, but that's about it. You might as well get some of that money back rather than have something you don't really need taking up space! Plus, if you sell it, you'll make another bride really happy, and you can think about the love and celebration that your dress gets to continue to share in :D
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