I got married in 2009, and wore a gorgeous, beaded halter gown that cost me over $1,000. Since then, it has been hanging in my closet untouched. And I have no idea what to do with it.
I am so torn. I love my wedding gown. However. What I really want to do is get rid of it. I know I'll never wear it again. I know all it's doing is taking up a freaking ton of space in one of my closets. But I haven't been able to get rid of it. Why? Because I am scared that one day, maybe tomorrow or maybe 20 years from now, I desperately wish I hadn't.
What do I think is going to change? I have no idea. I don't have any illusions that a potential future daughter will ever want to wear it. (My mother's gown was long sleeves. No way was that even on my short list of ideas when I got married.) I am guessing my hesitation has to do with the fact that I am really good at creating emotional ties with items and while I don't feel like I have one now, this dress is a representation of something so monumental and a day so earth-shatteringly amazing that I would rather hang on to it than risk wishing I had.
A 2013 goal of mine for my home is less clutter. Right now, I feel this dress is clutter. And one woman's clutter is another woman's gold in some cases. I wonder...will I really miss it one day if I just sell it now, while it's still stylish and someone might still want it? Or perhaps even donate it?
So....I ask of you ladies...what did you do with your wedding dress once you got married? Did you regret it or do you think you made the right choice?