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.
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.
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.
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.
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 )
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
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
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.