September 3, 2015
Bring out the tissues and the chocolate… it is done.
I’m not the kind of person to really get attached and sentimental about things. Heck, when we did our spring cleaning I was throwing out our belongings left and right without any hesitation! After several bin bags and trips to the charity shop, our house was minimised to the max. Oh, the satisfaction! But… when it came to my wedding dress I wasn’t so eager. As expected, right?
Every bride feels different about their wedding dress. Some keep it in hope their daughter will wear it on their wedding day (does that really ever happen??), some sew it into a baby blanket, some keep it stored in their attic for 500 years and some decide to sell it. I always kind of knew I would be one of those brides that would eventually decide to sell their wedding dress.
I am a little sad and I may have even shed a tear… or two… but I have to be real with myself. Am I really going to cart this dress around until I maybe have a daughter and she maybe wants to wear it on her wedding day? Am I really going to cut it up and make a blanket or a christening dress or… let’s be honest I’m not that crafty. Do I really want to store it in my attic only to pull it out 25 years later crumpled, yellowed and well… ruined? No.
I have photos, videos and wonderful memories of wearing this dress on my wedding day and those will never go away! I would much rather have my wedding dress worn and loved by another bride (maybe even 2 or 3!) than any of the above. So, after much consideration, I have put it up for sale.
**sigh of nostalgia and relief**
Photo credit to our amazing wedding photographer, Alex Miller.
If you’re interested at all in purchasing, of course, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I would be happy to send more information! :)