After the wedding.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did you do with your dress?
    Sold it. : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Gave it away. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Preserved it. : (10 votes)
    19 %
    It's hanging in my closet. : (21 votes)
    40 %
    Haven't decided. : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Other. : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    373 posts
    Helper bee

    I really like Adrienne Maloof’s display of her dress (well, um before she got divorced lol). Anyway, I was doing some research on shadow boxes for wedding dresses and the ones that came up in google image search were CREEPY looking. It totally turned me off to the idea! =/ So it’ll probably sit in my closet lol.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m having mine made into a short cocktail dress.

    Post # 5
    Member
    373 posts
    Helper bee

     

    This completely horrified me! LOL

    Post # 7
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I just cleaned it… then I’m undecided. I’ve listed it online to see if anyone wants to buy it. I don’t know if I can actually sell it though, but practically speaking… why do I need it anymore?

    Post # 8
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    I planned on either donating it or taking it to a thrift shop…but then I wore it. I don’t want to get rid of it! But I absolutely hate the idea of it just sitting in my closet. I’ll have to get it cleaned if I do any of the above, and I hate the idea of paying over $200 in cleaning fees when the dress was only about $500. 

    Post # 9
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @AccioShoes:  I plan on preserving mine, although I don’t know about the display thing. I agree it can look very creepy. But on the other hand, the thought of this beyond beautiful gown being stashed away in a box forever is kind of sad to me. I could see myself doing something like this (someday!)

    But I probably can’t afford to do it for a long time. So I suppose box it is until it can be framed properly. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

    I threw my Casablanca 1935 away. I was pregnant when I first got married and absolutely hated the way I looked with it in pictures. I felt like the ugliest bride ever, all swollen and moody as hell. So yeah….

    Looking back though I wish I would have donated it.

    Post # 11
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    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I just had mine dyed black and wore it to a formal dinner last week!

    Post # 12
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    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @JenGirl:  I love this idea! I will probably do the same!

    Post # 13
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    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsWest052514:  I’m so glad I did it! So much more practicle than letting it take up space in storage!

    Post # 14
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m not married yet but I’ll be buying a formal/bridesmaid type dress that I can wear again for other occasions.

    If I were to have a wedding dress I’d find a way to wear it again in the future as it would be a shame to spend so much on a beautiful dress to only wear it a day. Maybe dye it a different colour (if possible) and have it altered into a shorter, less wedding-looking, dress.

    Post # 15
    Member
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    I will probably have it cleaned, and then somewhere along the line have it cleaned and preserved and put in a box to save for my kids. I am fully aware they will not want to wear it, but I am a sucker for keepsakes and this is the mother of all keepsakes (next to photos). I don’t want it to be all gross and yellow when I show them in 25 years.

     

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