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Old 12-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It has been a long time since I last visited this site. After being together almost 12 years, but only married just over a year, I moved out 15 months ago and my divorce was final 10 months ago. I am wondering what to do with my wedding dress and rings. I also have two other rings he gave me during our relationship.

I know people sometimes hang on to things like that but there is no chance of getting back together and I don't see any reason to hold on to items from my past. Thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sell, spend the money on a holiday or even paying down some debt

something that will make you feel better

I am not a sentimentalist - what are they going to do, sit in a box for the next ten years? No, get rid, clear the clutter, move forward!
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Married 21 years and even I don't have the dress anymore.

I'm with dolly get rid of it, sell it, donate it, something but let it go. You'll feel much better.

I'm not a sentimental person either.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sell it on Ebay or Craigslist.

I was going to say if you have children, have the dress made into a quilt. My gramma did that with her dress for my cousin when she got married (lucky betch).

But no kids and a divorce? Ebay that shet. Have the jewelry melted down and design your own piece. My mom did that with her 3 rings. She made a nice pendant. Gold is gold.
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Thanks guys... I had been thinking about selling or donating the dress. I know donations are always nice, but I am going back to school so why not use the money to pay tuition.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You've got good ideas already. I like the idea of transforming them into "new" pieces of jewelry. (Sell the dress... But it would make a rockin' Halloween costume!) LoL!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've wondered how you have been. It seems you are in a better place. Best wishes to you.
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Thank you pidge70 - I am doing wonderful and in a really good place.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is such great news! Kudos to you girl!
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I sold my wedding band for the gold and took myself out for a very nice expensive meal including wine accompaniment for each course. I never had an engagement ring or any other jewelry from him except pearls which I'm saving for our daughter.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well the dress is listed... it was hard to open it up so I could take pictures. It will be hard to let go but I need to.
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I sold my wedding ring from my ex wife and took my wo kids to a baseball game...great seats too!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I still haven't decided what to do with the rings, one thing at a time I guess.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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sold the ring,bought a new car.

I was a little more psycho and obsessive about the dress though.I hung it on a hanger in my spare bedroom.Every day I felt angry I'd go and cut a piece off the dress then I'd throw it in the trash after shredding that one piece.

I visited that room less and less as time went on.I got a little over halfway through the thing before I decided I felt ok with throwing the rest in the trash.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I left my wedding dress in the closet when I moved out and have the ring. I'm gonna sell it and its going to help pay for my trip to Cancun
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