Post # 1
Has anyone had their dress professionally preserved? If so, do you think it was worth the cost?
If you did not have your dress professionally preserved and are keeping it… how are you saving it? Did you do anything special to it?
I’ve been feeling sort of torn about keeping my wedding dress; it’s been nearly a year and its just been tucked away in an extra closet and I have done absolutely nothing with it.
Half of me is like: why keep it? It’s not like I’m ever going to wear it again. Might as well just get rid of it and gain the space. The other half of me is like it’s your wedding dress, of course you should keep it!
Post # 3
I’m also curious to see the answers to this! I wore my mom’s dress, and it’s been almost 4 years, but I’m interested to see how many gals get their dress preserved. I’d love to save mine even if a future daughter or DIL would want a piece of the dress for theirs.
Post # 4
My mom actually just took my wedding dress ( a year and a half later) up to get it preserved. It has been hanging in my closet, taking up room. I figure since I’m keeping it, it might as well be preserved in a box so it doesn’t get eaten up by bugs and such. I couldn’t get rid of it, it meant so much!! It is costing $225 for them to preserve my dress, but mom is paying for it, and she paid for the dress. Not sure if it is worth it, but I’m glad to be getting it done!!
Post # 5
I’m still undecided about what I’ll do with my dress once the wedding is over. However, I was talking to a friend of mine who said that a seamstress suggested using the material from her wedding dress to make her daughter’s christening dress. Granted, my friend has had her wedding dress for the past 6 years, and her daughter is 5 months old. So she didn’t hold on to her dress for this reason; it just worked out. I thought that was a pretty neat idea. I would definitely do it, if only I could be guaranteed to have a daughter one day…smile.