Wedding Dress

wedding dressIf You Quest this, Should I keep my wedding dress from my 1st marriage?
My divorce was quick but a long time coming. I filed in Aug 08 and it was finalized in October 08. Same "he did me wrong" story after 12 years of marriage and 2 kids (one daughter) as everyone else. I want to make sure I don't make a decision in haste. So should I get rid of my wedding dress. We do share a daughter, but seriously, if my mom would have had her wedding dress, I wouldn't have worn it. I wanted one of my own that was trendy with the times. What else am I going to do with it? I could really use the money if I sold it. I had it nicely preserved in a box. I don't know, what do you all think?

So my answer is, I think that you are right about old memories not being particularly valuable in this case. Chances are that your daughter will not place great value on this old dress either. However, out of respect for your daughter who may one day ask about this dress, I would donate it to a charity. It may not put cash in your pocket (although you could take a tax deduction ) but when that question comes, you can look much better in your daughters eyes. How much nicer to say, "I donated it to a girl who couldn't afford to have a nice wedding dress", rather than "I hocked it for fifty bucks" I think you will find the lost money a small price to have paid for your ability to be able to say the former, rather than the latter

I wouldn't pass it down to my daughter personally, the marriage ended badly and I would see it as bad luck to pass it down to her. If you remarry, and are happy at the time of her wedding, I would pass that one down. Whether or not you should keep it, seeing as you are undecided, keep it and put it away. When you can say with certainty that you want to keep it or get rid of it, then make the dress