No one goes into a marriage thinking that they will get a divorce – the majority of people genuinely believe that their marriage is a lifelong union. Unfortunately, things do change and sometimes, marriages end.
Divorce can be a costly process that not many are prepared for. After all, hiring divorce lawyers in Denver is not cheap and you will need to find out ways to pay off the bills.
So how do you pay off your divorce fees? Well, why not consider selling your wedding dress?
A Practical Way to Pay Divorce Fees
Wedding dresses are not cheap and even the second-hand ones can have a hefty price tag – designer dresses may cost thousands of dollars, which may just be enough money to cover your divorce. After all, the average cost of divorce in the United States ranges between $3,500 to $10,000 per spouse.
A young woman featured on Fox31 Denver did exactly that: she sold her $2,200 Art Deco dress and veil on eBay.com, telling people that the dress is in “great condition but needs dry cleaning to get rid of the stench of betrayal”. This rang true for many young women, and the dress received nearly $75,000 from the highest bidder. That money is more than enough to pay for her divorce.
A Symbolic End
To sell your wedding dress is also a symbolic end to your relationship. Since your new life together started with a dress, it will do you well to purge yourself of the marriage by getting rid of it. True, you probably loved that dress, but if your marriage did not work out, it is not a good idea to dwell on it by holding on to keepsakes.
Wedding dresses cannot be worn on other occasions – it is unwieldy and is difficult to convert into an everyday piece. Instead, selling your wedding dress gives the dress new life; hopefully, it ends up with a luckier bride whose marriage works out.
Divorces are tough, no doubt about it, but maybe selling your wedding dress can help you out, even for a little bit.