Why should I sell My Wedding Dress?
It such a big question isn’t it, “why should I sell my Wedding Dress after my Wedding?” It’s also a personal question as well as a practical one.
It brings up mixed emotions, sometimes sadness and of course all the practical reasons. Not all of these experiences match. Do you feel conflicted when you think about selling your Wedding Dress? If you are like 99% of Brides, I bet you do.
So let’s look at some of those emotions and see if we can make sense of this topic, we know it can be a little touchy!
So before the wedding, did you have the conversation with your partner: “I know it’s $5000 ($15,000) but I will sell it afterward and get back a lot of the money” Yep, we’ve heard it many times from Brides who have taken the step to sell their dress.
But that was your practical, logical, voice speaking (and the one that really, really wanted that stunning gown!). Now you’ve worn that dress, you’ve felt the flow of that beautiful fabric; you’ve felt the train behind you as you walked down the aisle. And most importantly, you saw his face as he looked at you! Wow, could he be any more in love with you than he was at that moment!
For some Brides, it’s a simple as, “Ok, the Wedding day is over, now I’m getting this puppy dry cleaned and it’s out of here to the next Bride.” But for others, it’s a lot more complex than that. I bet some of you are even finding yourselves thinking about your future daughter wearing your Wedding Dress.
Maybe this video will help you let go of that idea!
Fashions change far faster these days.
Did you know that fashion stores now cater up to 52 seasons on their racks, not the 4 that used to cater to the climate! We are demanding new styles so fast and this is even more apparent in the shops that cater to younger clients.
Way back when, Wedding Dresses were saved and passed down to daughters for many reasons, but one of them was the lack of resources and the expense of having a Wedding Dress made. These days, yes I know, Wedding Dresses are still expensive, but the fabrics and dressmaking services are so much more available. We are used to having choices and we expect it. Hey, what if that daughter you are imagining isn’t even the same size or height you are?
How about the Greenie approach?
Let put on our Greenie Hat for a minute. When you ponder the question “Why should I sell my Wedding Dress?” Try this very environmentally aware reason… Did you know one of the biggest items in landfill now is clothing? Second-hand shops are losing business because clothing is so cheap to produce, (yeah I hear you saying, “shame that doesn’t apply to wedding dresses!”) But it really is a problem and you can do your bit by selling that stunning dress and giving it another chance in the limelight. Imagine if that dress actually got used and sold several times. That’s a huge contribution to protecting our environment!
Now the fun one! Money back in your Pocket!
Hey, girl, you’ve got the photos, you’ve got the video. Goodness knows, you paid a bucket load for them. You really don’t need your dress to remember the amazing day you both had. So why have that dress clutter up your wardrobe or spare cupboard space. Image if you only got 50% back, which is the average. That’s much more than pocket change. We’ve already discussed the cost of Wedding Dresses these days. That’s a new lounge, a new TV or (dare I say it) a nursery set up. It can even go towards a deposit for a house.
If this doesn’t inspire you, start looking in holiday brochures, create a Pinterest board for all the things you could do with that money, think about the shoes, handbags even little gifts for him. But hopefully, with the cash, you will do something amazing that will add long term benefits to your new life together.
I’m a minimalist that’s why I will Sell My Wedding Dress.
This is a growing trend and a really good one in my opinion. That means less clutter, less consumerism and less need for things. If this is your approach when you consider that looming question… Sell my Wedding Dress… or not? Then consider the clutter.
- How many times are you likely to move in your life?
- How much do you want to take with you?
- Do you really need that extra hassle?
You do know, even with the best preserving strategies, it is still likely to yellow, deteriorate and then what? There’s no point waiting 10 years until you are finally ready to sell. It will be so outdated by then, Vintage isn’t always the best idea! Even if you stay put and don’t move many times, you are still going to be taking up space with that rather large box.
If you list it shortly after your Wedding, it is still current season and likely to fetch more money. If you know you want to sell one day, make it today if you really want to maximize the return on your investment.
So hopefully one of these reasons will make it easier for you to consider selling your dress. I know you wouldn’t even be reading this page if you weren’t considering it. Make it easy on yourself and enjoy the process of moving your dress on. Someone else is going to love it the same way you did!
If you would like to find out a fun and easy way to list and sell your Wedding Dress, check out our simple, fun way.