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Should It Stay or Should It Go?

I just listed my wedding dress on Craig's List. I'm so torn on if I should keep it or not. It's been hanging in my laundry room, waiting to be washed (again) after or shin dig last October. I finally washed it over the weekend and it is so nice and clean! Yes, I washed my dress in the washing machine, twice, for details on how I did this, check out my wedding page here.

I'm not exactly sure what to do with my dress. I've heard of some women wearing their mom's wedding dress at their own wedding, but I think that was ages ago because I've actually never seen or heard of anyone doing this. I know there is no way I could have fit into my mom's wedding dress (she was 90 lbs. when she got married) and I recall the one time she "got it out" for my sister and I to see. It was neat to see, but it was very yellow and stained. 

I figured I better get rid of my dress now, before it starts to look old and out dated. I doubt I'll ever have it long enough to sell it as vintage dress, because by then I will have kept it for so long there is no way I would want to get rid of it!

I guess for now I will see if I get any takers on Craig's List and if not, I can think about preserving/saving it or donate it to Making Memories. At least that donation is tax deductible and it goes to a good cause.


I thought we already decided this? You are not selling your wedding dress. There are lots of things you can do with it. If you don't want to save it for your daughter to wear on her wedding day, you can have her baptism/christening gown made from it, or do cute pictures of her in it when she is a little girl... I am not going to let you do this. You will regret it!

Ok comment #1 sounded kind of bad. You won't regret donating it, but if you just sell it, then you might.

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