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Are you going to (did you) sell your dress after the wedding?

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#1 gkashmira

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    Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:02 PM

    I thought it would be interesting to know who plans or (or did/did not) sell their dress after the wedding. Also if you did sell it - how did you go about it?

    eBay, Craigslist, PreOwnedWeddingdresses.com, thru consignment?

    I don't know what I plan to do - I gues sit depends on the dress I buy, how much it costs and is there actually is any resale value...
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    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:10 PM

      I keep going back and forth on this subject too. On one note I say why let a dress hang in the closet that my future kids wouldn't be caught dead in when they are ready to get married, so might as well sell it and make some money back off the wedding.

      And then I think, but it's my wedding dress and SO many memories...

      Or I was even thinking about donating it to a less fortunate bride who may not be able to afford a wedding dress. (that what I did with my first wedding dress)

      So to sum it up.. I have no freakin clue.. LOL...

      #3 Jackie

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        Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:12 PM

        I'm not sure either.

        If I end up buying a designer dress than yes, I will defintily try to sell it. But as of now, this is not in our budget.

        If I end up getting a dress for a decent price than I might possibly do some fun pictures that might damage the dress and then therefor I wouldnt be able to sell it.

        I do know that either way I probably wont keep it. I'm just not extremely sentimental when it comes to that stuff. So I dont see the need for it to add to the cluter in my house.
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        #4 Sarah


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          Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:24 PM

          I voted no way- I'm keepin it forever! I'm such a sentimental sap- this is another reason why a designer dress isn't for me- there's no way I could sell it!
          I want to be able to have it hanging in my closet to try on in 10 years from now, and I will foolishly hang on to the hope that my daughter will someday want to wear it (hehe).

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            Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:01 PM

            Originally Posted by TAMMYM
            Or I was even thinking about donating it to a less fortunate bride who may not be able to afford a wedding dress. (that what I did with my first wedding dress)
            Tammy - what did you do with your 1st dress? I keep saying I'd like to donate to a less fortunate bride as well, I just don't know where to go to do that. And I don't have any digital pictures to sell or anything - just the hard copies/proofs.

            I said Maybe. I say right now that I will sell my dress, and that was one way of justifying my purchase. But when it comes to it - I don't know if I will be able to! I'm not that sentimental either - but who knows!?

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              Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:23 PM

              I voted maybe because although I will probably keep the dress, if I had a good reason, I would part with it.

              It only cost $500, so I don't think the resale value is high enough to sell it. (Although the bustle adds value, I think, and one store was selling it for ~$800)

              I would consider donating it or giving it to someone else to wear. But who on earth would I know who would want to wear it and is also my size?

              I guess I just feel ambivalent right now, so I'll probably hang on to it at least for a little while.

              If I had bought a $1,000+ dress, I would sell it! (I can safely say that only because no one is going to hold me to my word :) )

              #7 TammyB

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                Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:49 PM

                Ann, I heard through a friend of a friend that they knew someone who was getting married that was having a small backyard wedding and was planning on wearing a white skirt she already had because he didn't have the money for a wedding dress. So I gave my dress to them, it was several years old but I told her she can do with it as she pleases.

                If I sell my dress I would probably put it on some wedding websites, but in all honestly what are the odds that people actually buy from those? Unless is a big designer label.. My dress cost about 1000.00, but I bet if (and that's a big IF) I sold it I would be lucky to get 300.00 for it because like Janet said, who is going to want a dress your size and such. Plus one that will work with their height. So who knows. Maybe I'll do what Jackie mentioned and cut it up and make something pretty for the house or something with it. that way it's not in my closet wasting space...

                #8 TammyWright


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                Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:04 PM

                i am on the fence about this one...the practical side of me says i SHOULD sell it BUT the sentimental side wants me to keep it for any daughters i have.

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                #9 -Kate-

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                  Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:22 AM

                  I'm thinking about having in converted into a different dress. Like chopping off the bottom, dye it a color, etc. This all depends on the dress I end up getting of course.

                  #10 EDYTA

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                    Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:40 AM

                    I voted Yes, just because i rather have some extra cash to buy something for the house or put towars a trip....as for leaving it for my kids, well what if I never have a daughter? or most likely 25-30 years from now the styles are going to change dramatically and they will look at you and think ur crazy for wanting them 2 wear ur dress... so I will sell and have the pictures to remind me of my beautiful dress

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