Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Selling My Wedding Dress?

I'm seriously thinking about it folks. It's on my 101in1001 list, but I was never sure that I would actually do it. The more I think about it though, the more I think I should.

My dress is literally hanging in a closet in Sean's mom's house. The same place I left it nearly 2 years ago. I haven't touched it. I'm not going to make it into a Christening gown or First Communion dress for a daughter of mine. Nor will I ever make it into pillows or whatever people do with old dresses. It won't be in style if/when any of my daughters get married - and it will probably be yellowed before then anyway. Sean's mom's dress was professional preserved and it was still yellow and brown.

So. I'm going to clean it up, post some pics on a website that saved my life when planning, and cross my fingers that it sells. It's definitely money that we could use for our house fund. 

I'm thinking about asking $300 for it. It's a $700 dress, with a $200 18 point underbustle. There's no alterations, and it's fairly clean (though, I'll get it professionally cleaned before I sell it). I'd definitely include shipping too, if I sell it outside of KC.

What do you think? Think it would be worth it? Has anyone ever sold their dress before? 

3 comments:

Caryn Allen said...

Do it. I've been meaning to sell my dress for ages, I just haven't done it. My girls aren't going to want to wear my dress, and I'm never going to use it for anything else, so I'm going to sell it one of these days.

Lyndsey Nielsen said...

You have enough pictures of the dress to make it last forever. And I love the idea of putting the money into the house fund. That way it can be recycled well without just going to bills. Sell sell sell!

joyce martinez said...

Yeah, I agree bridal dress is most important for bride on wedding day, but what happens when the special day is over? You know, now you can sell your wedding dress online?

sell my wedding dress