Before sites like Recycle Your Wedding and Wedding Recycle became popular, I remember seeing old wedding dresses in the thrift stores.
I realize that it’s not practical to take up closet space with a dress that you’ll never wear again, but I thought that most married women kept their dresses for the happy memories.
I guessed that the wedding dresses in Goodwill were the result of an unhappy ending. I’m all about saving money, but when it comes to my wedding I feel a little superstitious. I would wonder who the dress belonged to and whether or not she was still happily married.
I can understand getting some things used that you most likely would not keep anyway (ex. centerpieces, charger plates, table runners), but wedding dresses, and wedding rings are so personal.
Would you wear a once-worn wedding dress or buy vintage wedding rings?
Have you bought or sold used wedding decorations?