Did you know the wedding dress hanging in your closet is worth money... a lot of money! In fact brides are reselling their dress using wedding dress marketplace Still White.
To help you part with the most expensive piece of clothing you'll ever buy, we suggest planning something special with the proceeds. This month, we asked savvy Still White sellers what they've been buying with the sale of their wedding dresses.
Here are the top 5 most popular responses:
01. Preparing for a new baby!
Whether it's a pram, cot or setting aside money for time off work - those little bundles of joy are expensive! Luckily, buying teeny tiny onesies and adorable knitted blankets will be a sweet way to fill up those extra hours you have now that you are no longer planning a wedding.
I'm having a baby so a little extra money never hurt :)
Felicity sold her Georgia Young Couture dress when she found out she's expecting.
02. Home is where the heart is
Lounges, dryers, kitchen stools or special art for the wall - Still White sellers are smart and savvy all the way. Another great idea was the seller that bought a beautiful dining table engraved underneath with the hope that 'the fondest memories are made when gathered around this table'.
We bought ourselves a sofa we'd been dreaming of for months. Our first piece for our married home.
A sentimental way to use the proceeds of your dress. Buy a piece of jewelry that will never date or go out of fashion. Why not buy a piece for your future daughter that could be used on her wedding day - instead of forcing an unfashionable wedding dress on her!
We are headed to NYC and I will be buying myself something splendid from Tiffany's so that I can have a reminder of my dress that I can wear everyday.
04. A honeymoon holiday
After the expense of a wedding, a little money to put towards a relaxing holiday is money well spent! Putting the money towards a holiday is also giving back to your brand new hubby and a great way to mark the beginning of your journey together now the wedding is over.
My husband and I are putting this money towards our next holiday.
Most couples plan a relaxing tropical holiday but a special mention should go to new wife Sara who gave back to her man by putting the money towards a honeymoon to the rugby world cup in England.
From Hunter boots to Louboutins, there's no denying we love our shoes! A practical purchase that can be worn everyday or something special occasions, either way shoes take up less room in the wardrobe than a wedding dress that may go out of fashion soon.
A pair of Louboutins are in order I think!
Reclaim your wardrobe
If you're ready to reclaim your wardrobe space and make some extra cash, join the thousands of brides selling their wedding dress by heading over to Still White now.
Tell us what you are planning to do with the money from selling your wedding dress! Join in the conversation on Still White's Facebook page.By Ingrid Szajer