Donating my Wedding Dress
I don't particularly know why I want to write about this. Perhaps because I'm proud of myself for letting it go. I felt beautiful wearing it and it's full of good memories.
But also, I'm not going to wear it again. If my husband and I do a vow renewal, if I get married again, or if I/we find another partner who wants to have a wedding, I'll wear something different. Probably in red. It was a fantastic wedding dress, but like most wedding dresses, it's one wear only. (Well, two in my case, because we had the reception two weeks after the ceremony and I wore the dress for both.)
As I've gotten older, I've started to care less and less about making money off my stuff. I used to sell everything on Facebook Marketplace, but (coupled with my desire to get away from Facebook altogether), I've started giving things away on Freecycle + Trash Nothing. It only seemed right that I give away my dress.
It was suprisingly hard to find a charity I actually wanted to give my dress to. I eventually decided on Cherie Sustainable Bridal, who will resell my dress and use the proceeds to give clothes to people who need something professional for job interviews. It feels right and kind of freeing to let go of things, especially something this big, in a way that will benefit others.