I've let the dresses just stay stored for awhile until I thought my daughter was ready to face the issue. I broached the subject with her this week. I knew she'd have no problem getting rid of the bridesmaids' dresses, but I wondered about the bridal gown. She loved that gown and how it looked on her. But she said yesterday that as much as she does love it, she can't imagine ever wearing it without having all those bad memories dredged up. I was relieved, because I feel the same way.
So I took all the dresses to a bridal consignment shop and am hoping there's a bride out there wanting a great deal on never worn dresses. We won't make much after the shop takes its cut, but something's better than nothing so I've got my fingers crossed.