Wedding dress musings
My wedding dress sits in a box in my son’s cupboard. It has been “preserved” as it were, in a Wedding Dress Preservation kit. You know, all properly folded and stuffed with tissues and put in a nice box. My Mom bought the kit for me. Very nice of her. Then we brown paper bagged it and taped it to heck and moved to New Zealand. It has never been out of the box, and just kinda moves from place to place, taking up room.
We just put our house up for sale. We’re insane, because it’s definitely a buyer’s market, and because people who are putting in offers are really really lowballing. But we found a house that we like, and it is on the market at less than it’s value. So we feel we should try.
When you put your house up for sale, especially when it’s a buyer’s market, it’s a good idea to declutter as much as you can. Box up anything you don’t use at the moment and get it out of the house. So that’s what we’re doing. In the process, we’re finding stuff we don’t need, (as you do) and getting rid of it.
And then there’s the wedding dress. Do I keep it, on the (extremely) off chance that my daughter might want to wear it someday? If she’s not going to wear it, why am I keeping it? If I sell it, who’s gonna want it? I’m not interested in a trash the dress photo shoot, as cool as they are. (Cuz I can’t fit the darned thing anymore, anyways!!)
What have you done with your wedding dress, if you had one?