I won’t reprint the whole poem here (you should read it all at Manolo for the Brides) but I think it makes beautiful, if not bittersweet, reading for those of you who are wondering if it is worth keeping your once worn dress forever and for those of you who may never have given a second hand dress another chance.
Strapless, vanity size 0, from David’s Bridal, never worn with original tags.
She never lost the 50 pounds she swore she would, and bought the proper size the week before the wedding, and looked beautiful.
Eggshell sheath with sash, tags removed, altered, never worn.
Two months before the wedding, after the final fitting, her pregnancy test came back positive, and while she still fit in the dress, he did not want to be a father, and one morning he was gone.
Related: More green weddings