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Wedding Dress - Keep or Sell

1. I plan to keep my wedding dress forever and ever
64 (68%)
2. I plan to/have sell/ sold my wedding dress
30 (32%)
 
Total votes: 94
 
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Keep or Sell?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:56 pm

Just wondering how many of you have kept or have sold your wedding dress. So I thought I'd start a poll to see.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:59 pm

Keeping mine! I want to be able to show my kids ones day - I don't have an expectation that if I have a daughter, they will wear it, but I just love it too much :)
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:54 pm

Option 3 - Don't know!! :D

The dress was wayyy cheaper than I budgeted so I don't feel like I need to sell it. At the same time, I'm not overly sentimental so don't feel the urge to keep it 'for ever and ever'. I think I'll hang onto it and end up keeping but, but it's not really something I've thought about.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:47 am

I keep toying with the idea of selling it, because like jhilik I'm not very sentimental in a 'keeping things for the memories' kind of way, but I haven't done it because I still worry that I might regret it after. We don't need the money, and it seems like it's a bit of a hassle to sell and I don't know if I'd get a price I'd be happy with... so I will probably keep it forever.

ETA - I didn't vote in the poll because I neither 'plan' to keep or sell it.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:49 am

My dress was almost $4k & my Mum bought it. I wouldn't get anywhere near that back plus my Mum would KILL me.

Don't think I would anyway though.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:02 am

I would love to sell mine as it just sits in the cupboard in a bag. But DH has the sentimental attachment towards it and wont allow me to sell it

His words were "Its our new history together that dress" And i wouldnt get much for it anyway
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:11 am

mandamoo wrote:
His words were "Its our new history together that dress"


That's really sweet. :)
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:23 am

I'm keeping!

I am only 5' high and it is courture, so chances of it fitting anyone is really slim!
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:26 am

I dont really see the point in keeping it - not having kids or anything but I am the sentimental type so at the moment more than a year after the wedding its still hanging up in a bag in the spare room. I dont have any issues with actually getting rid of it but you dont get much for selling a wedding gown regardless of how much it was originally so the money and the hassle to sell it doesnt seem worth it. Plus I think the chances of someone love my dress and being the exact specific size and shape as me to fit into it would be slim. Paying a small fortune to properly preserve it is a huge waste of money. Really I have no idea what i will do with my dress. My mum would kill me if I sold it or if it got completely destroyed which is what im thinking will eventually happen to it. On our 5th or 10th anniversary I would love to go back to our wedding destination for more pro pics and a more of a destructive trash the dress photo shoot where the dress is torn up at the end of it. Would have to make sure I loose weight to fit into it again but that is my idea for my dress at this point in time.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:53 pm

I'd say, keep it! Whenever you see your wedding dress, it brings back the memories.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:38 pm

I'm going to try to sell mine! The dress is not what makes the memories for me. I do love it, but it was about $3k so if I could recoup even some of that cost I'd be happy :D
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sat May 29, 2010 5:25 pm

I have sent both my dresses back to the bridal store to get it washed and preserved in the box. My 2 dresses are the western one I bought from the bridal store and my chinese one (2 piece - hand embroidered) that they said they can do too.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sat May 29, 2010 7:38 pm

I'm keeping mine. I would love to be able to cut the bottom off and make it cocktail length but I dunno if I'd actually be able to do it when push comes to shove
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sat May 29, 2010 9:57 pm

I'm keeping mine. It cost less than $400 so there's not much money to recoup, it was altered for my very small frame, and I would love to show it to our children one day - I don't expect any future daughters to wear it, but I would have loved to have worn MIL's wedding dress but she sold it shortly after their wedding (I could have worn my mum's - but it's dark brown :lol: )
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sun May 30, 2010 11:20 am

I picked the first one as it was closer to what I think. Don't mind if I can keep the dress forever, but I will never sell it. It would be pain thinking of someone else wearing the dress in her wedding day 8)
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sun May 30, 2010 2:52 pm

I voted "keep for ever and ever" (it was just after I got married), but now I'm considering donating it to charity.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:00 pm

I will be keeping mine forever, I definitely didn't spend $5,500 to just sell it to someone else. Besides it was made to measure for me and I would love to think that one day, someone in my family - whether its just the silver vintage beading or the entire dress, gets to wear it again :D
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:01 pm

I'm going to keep mine for a while, not sure about forever and ever, but until I know if I'll ever have a daughter that can have it. :) If we don't have kids (or a daughter), I might sell it then.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:08 pm

I will try to sell mine - I agree with Miss Chooky that its not the dress that makes the memory. I think I'll actually try to sell it fairly soon after the wedding so that someone chasing that particular design can buy it (before it goes out of fashion or the designers range). Much easier to sell a dress when it is still part of the designer's current range.
 
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Re: Keep or Sell?

Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:37 am

I Plan on keeping mine forever and hopefully letting my children use it if they want it!
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