(Closed) Are you keeping your wedding dress after the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it depends if you’re a sentimental person. some people can get rid of their stuff easily, others hang on to everything. i know i’ll hold on to my dress, i don’t know for how long. but probably for a very very long time. i’m telling myself that it’s short, and kind of casual so i’ll be able to wear it again. but i also know that we’re hoping to get pregnant soon after the wedding so fat chance i’ll ever be able to fit into it again. but it’s my wedding dress, so i’ll keep it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I might keep mine since I have almost 40 cousins, and some of them have used hand-me-down prom dresses of mine. THey’re not well off so they could probably use my wedding dress if they like it. I’d rather see them have it then sell it to a stranger!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m going to use mine to make Christening gowns for the kids we hope to have.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooooh, I’ve thought about this.  I am pretty sentimental, so I see myself holding onto it like crazy in hopes that one of my future children will want it…But my reasonable side really wants to donate it to the Bride Project in Toronto (all of the proceeds go to the children’s cancer foundation)…Either way I’m sure I’ll hold on to it for at least a year because it is just so pretty heh.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

 I want to but I am also tetering on if I should do a TTD? I think TTD would be fun to do 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I haven’t decided yet, my mom kept hers…. I might keep mine, I really like bamm’s suggestion of using it for christening gowns… I just haven’t decided yet.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m hoping to donate mine to these guys: http://www.thebridesproject.com/

My mom might flip though, she’s very traditional and will probably want me to keep it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I plan to sell it. We’re too poor to allow a few hundred dollars to just hang in a bad in our closet! But, its easy for me to say this now, when I still don’t have a dress (9 months to go to the big day! Yikes!). Maybe i’ll change my mind…but i doubt it. Plus, about a year after we get married we’ve probably going to move to the other side of the US for grad school and the idea of hauling a dress with us that i’ll never wear again is a bit much!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I haven’t decided yet. :/ I think I might donate it. It’s just laying in the floor in an empty guest bedroom.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I am definitely keeping mine, because I remember being heartbroken when I learned that my mom didn’t still have hers, because I really wanted to incorporate part of it into my dress. I am going to save it just in case future children want to use it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Im really not sure on this either.

My dress is very vintage and I could pay somenoe to make it shorter and it would be a gorgeous party dress OR I could sell it….and Im considering that because I could use the extra cash! ><;;

 

Im not sentimental or anything….but its so hard!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was going to do TTD but then the FI told me that his parents are throwing a reception for us after our DW. I will probably hang on to it for a year to see if I can dye it or something to wear again. If no inspiration strikes in that year I plan to donate it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

i plan to sell it after the wedding. i am an extremely sentimental person, but i’ve learned not to waste money in areas that are not necessary, ie. keeping an expensive dress that i’ll never wear again.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Since I went way over my budget, I’ll be selling mine right after the wedding. My mom had kept hers and I couldn’t fit into it even when I was 18. Who knows if I’ll even have a daughter of if she’ll get married or if she’ll want my dress twenty something years from now. Seems to me most of us have a unique vision for our dress that are different than our moms. I might save my lace veil though since those are more timeless and can be used for a variety of things.

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