Good options for not keeping the dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve donated a few dresses to a military brides charity, you get a tax deduction. The charity give military brides free dresses. 

You could have a future baby christening gown made out of it.

You could have it cut down to cocktail length and maybe dye it, there are a few threads on here about others who have done that.

I had a friend that used hers in a baby quilt.


Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

You can always donate it to Goodwill or Value Village, or to a non-profit organization. Over the past weekend, I visited a bridal roadshow put on by a charity called “Brides For a Cause.” They accept wedding gowns (even if its altered!), and re-sell them. I believe 50% of the proceeds go towards a charity for brides/couples facing terminal illness.

Good luck!

Post # 4
884 posts
Busy bee

it would be nice to sell it for cheap if you just want to get rid of iT or put it in for consignment and they handle all the hassle. Otherwise lots of places take donations as stated above! 

Post # 5
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

There is a company called “wish upon a wedding” its for brides facing a cancer diagnosis. They take wedding dress donations. I am considering this for my dress. Our officiant told me about it.

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