In today's economy, majority of engaged couples are hoping to save money. Let's face it, getting married can be extremely expensive and sometimes you have to cut here or cut there in order to stay within the budget.
A budget line item that brides do not want to decrease is the wedding dress. Little girls dream of wearing a beautiful white dress on their wedding day and when the day finally comes that they are able to try on those dresses, the last thing we usually look at is the price tag. But when we finally do, many of us factor in that we are only going to wear the dress for a few hours and will rationalize the purchase. Some of us walk away from our dream dress and settle for something else that fits within the budget.
Ask yourself these questions: Would you be willing to sell your dress after your wedding if you knew you could? If you knew you would be able to recoup up to half of the price of the dress, would you do it?
I have always joked that when I get married, my dress will go on a mannequin in the corner of my bedroom so that I can always tell my husband that that was the woman you married. In my mind, this would give me freedom to walk around in sweatpants, chase the kids with my hair all frazzled, eat bon-bons, etc.
A wedding dress is an emotional purchase for brides, so I guess it all depends on your personality. Everyone's budget is different too so it will all depend on how much you are willing to spend. If you are interested in selling your dress, check out this article that I read from the Today Show website.