8. It’s environmentally responsible. When someone buys your wedding dress, that means that the energy, materials, waste, and carbon cost from shipping that would come from making a new dress are cancelled out.
7. It discourages unfair labor practices. It’s great if you can find a vintage dress you love or have one custom-made by a seamstress, but most wedding dresses are made in countries that have a history of treating their workers terribly. By offering someone else the chance to buy your gown, you are lodging an act of protest for workers worldwide.
6. It saves you money and space. Cleaning, preserving, and storing a dress can eat up a lot of money… not to mention the space in your closet. Who knew tulle could take up so much room?
5. Your children will have their own taste. Wearing the dress one of your parents wore when they wed is tres romantique, true. But fashion changes, and who’s to say your kids will have the same passion for ruffles, rouching, or rhinestones that you do? Come to think of it, what if they never get married at all?
4. It’s easy to resell. I’ll be selling my wedding dress through PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com because they make it simple and inexpensive, get tons of traffic, and are gay-friendly. (I know because the founder told me so!)
3. Share the love! If you love it, chances are that someone else will too. Why not pass on the joy of discovering THE dress?
2. “Trash The Dress” photo sessions can be expensive. More power to you if that’s what you choose to do, but I find something a little off-putting about deliberately destroying a symbol of your marriage.
1. Get the most out of your investment. Frankly, who couldn’t use a little more money in their pocket after their wedding?