Durham woman searches for missing wedding dress, stranger offers to buy new dress for its return
Posted March 22
Updated March 23
Durham, N.C. — A Durham woman, who was begging for help to find her wedding dress after her new husband accidentally donated it to a thrift store, has announced someone has offered to buy the same dress for the person who has her dress.
Natalie Gelbert said her husband didn't realize it was in the back of the car and mixed it in with other bags of clothes they were giving away. Gelbert was overjoyed by the person's generous offer.
He donated it to the GCF Donation Store on Roxboro Road in Durham. Store employees told the bride it sold for $20 on Saturday.
"It's not something that you can get back," she said. "You can't buy that again. You can't buy your wedding dress again, even if I were to buy the same exact one from David's Bridal. It's not the one I walked down the aisle in. That's a memory."
Gelbert said the dress was her one splurge for her wedding.
She is actually still making payments on the dress. But she said the dress is priceless to her.