I was married in 2010, in October. It was lovely. I knew, when we first got engaged, that I wasn’t going to spend a zillion dollars on a dress and that I wasn’t going to keep my dress. And since I wasn’t going to spend a zillion dollars on a dress there was no point in selling it. I quickly learned about an organization called The Bride’s Project and decided that I was going to donate my dress. They collect and resell dresses and give the profits to cancer research. Considering that I have lost both maternal grandparents to cancer, and my mom – well, it seemed fitting.
I loved my dress (even though I wish I had managed to lose more weight before the wedding – nothing worse than having to buy a size 18 dress and pay for a ‘plus sized’ dress when you are a street size 14). But really, I wore it twice. And then it sat in the guest room. For a year. And a bit. For some reason I couldn’t give it away right away.
I mean, we had some good times. This is my favourite photo from the wedding:
And then in February 2011 I did a ‘trash the dress’, where I didn’t really trash it, I just wore it in the snow. This is one of my favourites:
But on Saturday I dropped it off for donation:
And today I received an email saying it was purchased already! I won’t lie, I am pretty excited. I mean, it was a little difficult to part with it, for some reason unbeknownst to me. But now that I know that someone is going to wear it for their wedding, and that the money went to a good cause? Yay!