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A friend of mine got married last weekend and this week I noticed she has listed her wedding dress for sale on buy/swap/sell sites. It was bought brand new and she’s asking less than half what she paid. It just seems a little soon to be selling her wedding dress. I’ve been avoiding her as she’s quite well off and I don’t want to hurt her feelings by telling her I don’t agree with selling her wedding dress less than a week after she got married. Is 5 days after the wedding too soon to be selling your wedding dress?


Posted anonymously, 10th March 2014


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  • maybe she’s just not as sentimental as you – some people are good at getting rid of stuff that they no longer need. The only person this concerns is her, it’s not for anyone else to judge.


  • It would have been a well thought out decision. I wouldn’t think it would have been a spur of the moment thing. Maybe she has already got an idea on what she would like to spend it on.


  • I would most probably not sell unless money was needed!


  • Unfortunately, I don’t mean to sound rude, but it’s not really your place to say. It shouldn’t affect you in the slightest. Why does it matter that she has chosen to sell it? What is the time frame you are meant to keep it for? Times are changing… Wedding dresses are a one off item. It’s less popular to keep hold of it for your daughters now. The sooner you sell it it would be “in vogue” and you would likely get some of your money back. The longer you wait fashions change and no one may want it. I think it’s her choice and if she wants to sell it now then it’s got nothing to do with you. Sorry


  • She probably has a dire need but as for myself, my ring and dress will be the last ones I will auction off or sell if I really need money.


  • Her wedding dress and some people are not attached to possessions. Storage space may be an issue too. Maybe she is good at managing her money and wants to sell the dress and use the money for other purposes. A dress will sit in a cupboard for a very long time!


  • Maybe she’s not as well off as you thought and needs the money – looks can be deceiving and a lot of people live beyond their meansmto keep up with appearances – relying on credit cards ti get them by


  • I’m not overly sentimental, and even I would keep it for longer then that! It’s pretty sad to sell so soon


  • I have kept mine cause it was over $2100 and its destroyed and I never got it dry cleaned, but it’s too sentimental to throw out or sell!


  • I stupidly hired my wedding dress as I thought it would be much cheaper but it turned out to be just as much as a bought one and dont even have it as a memory


  • I would keep it for keepsake memories my mum kept hers and passed it down to me for memories


  • It would be to soon for me but everyone’s different


  • That is your opinion. For what other reason does she need to keep it? Let it go and don’t let it get in the way of your friendship.


  • a dress is a dress, if she doesn’t need it again for anything then sell it, you may need to money for other things


  • Like a lot of things in life, it’s all down to personal choice. Just because something works for you, it wouldn’t necessarily work for your friend, and vice versa. Even though you don’t agree with what she’s done with her wedding dress, it really doesn’t affect you, so I wouldn’t say anything. Or if you do say something, be diplomatic and not critical, unless you don’t care whether you remain friends. After all, it’s her wedding dress, not yours, and is it really worth possibly losing a friendship over?


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