Goodbye, Wedding Dress

I sold my wedding dress yesterday. Today, I packed it up in a box and sent it to a desperate bride in California who is getting married in less than a month.

I’m elated to know that another bride will get to enjoy this dress. But a part of me was sad to see it go. I didn’t ever think I’d be attached to it as much as I was. But, like anything we are fond of, it represents my emotions more than anything. And letting go of physical things we are emotionally attached to often times makes us think we are giving both up.

The dress was a symbol of beauty to me but also defines a part of my life. The Searching For The Dress part where I bonded with my mom, sister, and grandmother in doing so. It also defines the Bride part of my life where I got wear this special dress and feel truly beautiful for maybe the first time in my life.

What a beauty you were, wedding dress. You transformed me into the bride I never knew I could be.

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

9 thoughts

  1. Your dress is beautiful. You look beautiful in it. It warms my heart to know that another woman will feel beautiful in something that has brought you joy. We were married in the islands so my dress was casual.

  2. That post makes me emotional… You look glamorous in that dress and you still are, wearing the beautiful dress or not… I am giving my wedding dress to charity, I was engaged but never got married as I found out the man who said he wanted to marry me was a serial womanizer and having many mistresses… even if I only tried it and never walked the aisle with it it was hard enough to let it go… thanks for your post !

  3. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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