Husband accidentally donates wife’s wedding dress

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Woman in North Carolina hopes the buyer of her wedding dress will return it after her husband accidentally donated it.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A North Carolina woman is asking for help locating her wedding dress.

She put it in a bag so it could be cleaned and preserved, but her husband though it was the donation bag and gave it away.

"I had that moment with my mom and my girlfriends and we cried and it was just amazing!" said wife Natalie Gelbert.

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After her wedding, she planned to preserve the ivory gown as a family heirloom. However, that dream was dashed after her husband mistakenly dropped off the wrong bag at Goodwill.

It wasn’t until two weeks later that the couple realized what had happened. They contacted the store, but an employee said the dress had already been sold.

"He thinks it got sold for $20, $25. My heart sunk. That's not something that's replaceable at all. Even if we were to go and buy the exact same dress from David's Bridal, it's not the one I married the love of my life in,” said Gelbert.

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Gelbert has posted on social media asking friends and family to help her find the dress. She hopes the person who purchased it will return it.

"It's really nobody's fault here. It's a pure accident, but it would mean the world to me if somebody would like to give it back or let me buy it back off of them. It's just heartbreaking,” she said.