Soon2BSmith
Expert October 2020

Keeping or Selling

Soon2BSmith, on August 14, 2019 at 4:45 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 24
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Are you planning to keep or sell your wedding dress after your wedding day? And why?

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Latest activity by Cher Horowitz, on August 15, 2019 at 2:00 AM
  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Trashing it!

    My husband’s friends got married the month around when we did but due to changes in immigration law none of us could travel to see one another.

    When we were able (almost 14 months later) we all met at the beach. The brides brought their gowns and we ran into the ocean with them. Afterwards my dress was ruined so I threw it in the giant bonfire we had!

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  • #beautyandthebeard
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I am thinking about donating mine to plus sized brides who may not be fortunate to buy a dress.


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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
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    I may have mine dry cleaned and resell it to a consignment boutique.

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    This sounds soooo fun!!

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    WOW!!! That would be awesome. Is there a special website for this??

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    How much do you think you will get? Half? 1/3? Has your dress been altered?

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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
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    Not altered yet- but really something is better than nothing.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I'm keeping mine! I'm really happy my mom kept hers and her mothers, and my FMIL kept hers! I was able to use pieces of the lace from each in my wedding attire so it was really special!

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
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    I didn't think about this at all before my wedding day. I ended up taking it to be preserved at a place recommended by my bridal salon.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I kept mine because it was super cheap aha so selling it wouldn't have made it much worth it. I did think about donating it though to one of those drives for prom dresses. Because I bought an evening gown so it could work for that.
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  • Lauren
    Dedicated June 2020
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    We’re getting married on the beach and having a trash the dress photo session the following morning with the bridal party. So excited for those photos!
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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    That is very sentimental. I love the idea of having a piece of your family with you.

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    I'm having mixed feeling about whether I will keep it or sell it. I also thinking if I keep my ceremony dress, I may sell my reception dress.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Yeah it was super nice!

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    Totally understandable. My dress was purchased on sale and I have decided whether to sell or not.

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    I love the Trash the Dress photos! Now with the whole bridal party will be really cool

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated June 2020
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    Agreed! FH has 3 teenagers that are in the wedding and 2 of 3 are excited. The third wants to save his pants for dates lol....we have 10 months though so we’ll see
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    I'm keeping it and will probably have it dismantled to make baby baptism gowns for our baby!
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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
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    I sold mine. Unfortunately, NotFroofy's proved impossible to sell. For one thing, we didn't know the style number, which made it hard to advertise to those who might have been looking for it. For another, she is only 5'1", so it had had to be shortened a lot.

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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
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    Chandra that's a beautiful idea!!

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