As wonderful and special as my wedding day was (and is!) to me, I never felt any sort of sentimental attachment to my wedding dress. It isn’t that I didn’t love my dress, because I did, but it wasn’t something I felt I needed to hold onto forever, for sentimental reasons or in hopes that my girls might wear it, or make it into baptism gowns. I did hold onto it, for several years- but sometime in the past 2 years I kind of decided that it was time to pass it along, and see if someone else could either wear it or take the fabric and make it into something they loved- and since it was a used wedding dress, save a lot of money in the process. I kind of have this romantic notion in my head of someone doing with my dress what was done for Molly Ringwald’s dress in the movie Pretty in Pink. With the economy being bleak for so long, it kind of just felt like the right thing to do, so I put it in the van and brought it to a local place that accepts donations.
There was a time when I would have balked at the idea of used wedding dresses, to be honest. The young me, pre-reality, pre-adulthood, would have thought that was beneath me. I can’t even believe I’m admitting that. Fast forward to my twenties…the reality of adulthood and the financial responsibilities that go with it – I might not have loved it but I’d totally have done it. Fast forward now to having owned two houses and kids later, and oh yes. I not only value reusing things because its practical, affordable and makes less waste, but it also is better for our planet.
It didn’t even occur to me to look around and see if I could sell my wedding dress- I know I’d have checked out PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com for a place to sell my dress and let someone else buy it at an affordable price. I didn’t have a designer gown, but you can find tons of big name designers and non designer gowns priced affordably on this site- search by dress style or designer name, and you can see thousands of gowns to choose from. This is such a great option for someone who has fallen in love with a designer gown but cannot afford the price tag to go with that gown! These sellers and gowns are screened to prevent fraud, and the site itself has accolades from various sites and great ratings from Google.
Still hanging on to your wedding dress and not sure why? Maybe it’s time to rethink…and resell?
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