This idea was spawned from a simple question I asked on my Facebook page the other day - I'm so happy I decided to try to do a blog tour, I've never started one of these before!! I hope you enjoy hopping around and checking out each other's dresses and stories!
This is my wedding dress. I wore it May 11, 1996 when my hubby and I got hitched on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I actually got to wear it twice! When we returned to Ontario after our wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii... our church had a reception for us since many of them couldn't fly to BC to see us wed.
**EDIT: I forgot to mention... I picked it up BEFORE my hubby asked me to marry him! We had pretty much just met, in fact I bought it about 10 days or so after our first official real date! Our wedding day was our 40th day in each others presence. I being from BC and he Ontario, we met one Sunday towards the end of the summer of 1995 and the rest, as they say, is history!**
I tried to squeeze into it not too long ago... needless to say... I couldn't get the zipper up. It seems my rib cage never went down after having child #4... Yeah... my rib cage gained weight! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
Why did I keep it? I guess in my new-bride naivety I thought that maybe my daughter, when and if I had a daughter, would like to have the option to wear it or not. I have fond memories of my younger sister and I trying on my mom's wedding dress (the one to her first husband, which wasn't my dad! Gasp! She kept it!! I'm pretty sure we broke it....).
Why didn't I sell it? In 1996, the only options I knew of were used, dingy consignment stores where it probably wouldn't get very much exposure and the chances of it actually selling were pretty slim. I'm not an overly sentimental person, the actual dress doesn't hold the memories, my heart does.
If it was 2006 instead of 1996.... it would have been a different story with the marvels of the internet! I saw, on CBS, The Early Show a segment on "Weddings on a Budget", they showcased a cool business which got it's start in Toronto, Canada and is available in the US too, where they buy and sell pre-owned wedding dresses. If I had known I could have bought a Vera Wang designer wedding gown for a fraction of the cost... Umm... HELLO!!!!
I've shown you mine... now you show me yours!
Upload your pictures and let me know if you've kept your dress or sold it and why (either way... tell me why). Let me know when and where it was worn and if you really want to gab about it, tell your favourite memory or funniest/worst thing that happened to you that day. Then answer the question (if you still have your dress) Would you sell it?
I'm using Mr Linky's widget for Tell me Thursday. (It's the closest I could find that was free, I'm cheap you know!)