Yesterday afternoon, while daydreaming at work, I received an e-mail. The instant I saw the subject line, my heart sank. The e-mail informed me that the sweet girl in South Africa that so badly wanted my wedding dress had finally made a deposit and it was now time to ship the gown off. To be honest, I felt sickly. Growing up, I saw pictures of my mother in her wedding gown and I couldn't wait to wear it at my own wedding. I was sorely disappointed at age five, to find that my mom had given the dress away when she moved to Austria a few months before I was even born. Now here I am, selling away my own wedding gown. I thought about what my future nonexistent daughter might say. Certainly she'll wonder what I did with it, probably hoping I stored it somewhere deep in the attic for her or maybe she'll turn out completely unsentimental, wanting nothing "old" at her wedding. Either way, I think I have enough photos of my gown to satisfy her curiosity.
Did any of you ladies sell your wedding gown? Did you find it as difficult to let go as I'm finding now?