I have no attachment to my Wedding dress at all. It's a knee-length dress of cotton lace that I bought at the late, lamented Alexander's for 40 USD in 1982.
I had an elbow-length veil that I gave to a co-worker's 7 year-old daughter because the child said she liked my 'Bride Hat'.
To me, the clothing wasn't important. I wanted something appropriate for my age and, at 35, a gown just wouldn't do. Also, we were buying an apartment and, although we gave our guests a fine reception, we saved money where we could.
Each Bride feels differently about these things.