You said ‘yes to the dress’ but could you say farewell and sell?
We’ve all thought about it. You know you have. I have countless times. I am writing this post, after all. I’ve got a gorgeous Lazaro gown hanging in the closet of my old room at my parent’s house. I visit it often. It still takes my breath away. The thought of selling it gives me the lumpy-throat. It was the dress of my lifetime.
I feel a little sad every time I close that door and my dress is left in the dark closet next to my old high school cheerleading jacket and a couple of prom dresses. It’s just hidden away in there. It has no life. It can’t bring joy. Part of me feels like my dress deserves better.
The days of daughters wearing their mother’s wedding gowns are long gone. Therefore, I have no use for it. I do not want to destroy my wedding dress. It’s a work of art and an expensive one at that. I refused the ever-popular “trash the dress” photo session the day after my destination wedding in Cabo if that tells you anything. It’s all the rage! Plus, I don’t want wedding dress pillows or a table cloth worth thousands of dollars only to be destroyed by my future human babies or my current animal babies. I don’t even want my future human babies to have christening gowns made out of that dress. It can not be ripped apart! It just can’t.
Hmm, so where does this leave me? Does my wedding dress, shall I say it…deserve to be worn again? I wish that I could be the one to wear it again but that would be pretty darn weird, maybe even crazy, right? Should I set my wedding dress free? Do I give the gift of a beautiful dress for less to a well-deserving bride on a budget? Wouldn’t it be fun to use the money from selling my wedding dress to buy expensive, quality wall art of the big day? That would be a way to show my dress some patronage. I could still “visit” my dress this way…in photos. Considering that I won’t step foot into a consignment shop, there’s an online solution to give your wedding dress a second chance at life. Let me introduce . . . Nearly Newlywed, an online boutique for modern brides to buy, try and sell ‘nearly new’, fashion-forward, hard-to-find dresses. I think it will peak your interest.