(Closed) I need help from crafty and sentimental brides!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Do you or your mom quilt?  It might be fun to take material from the dress and incorporate it into a quilt.  You could even sacrifice your FH’s tie (if it isn’t rented!) and maybe find other materials related to your wedding.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You mean you want to use the dress to make something for your wedding or just anything? 

What about a clutch?  Or a ring bearer pillow?  I am thinking accessories of some type.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

How about using it to cover a photo album full of your wedding pictures? Don’t know what kind of fabric it is or embellishments on it but there’s lots of ways to use the pieces! I think her mouth would drop open when she received it,and I’ll bet she’d shed plenty of tears just seeing it.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m using part of my mom’s dress to wrap my bouquet. Although I don’t feel so bad about cutting it… there’s already a square cut out from my brother’s wedding. They used it for part of their chupah.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I like the clutch & the wedding album ideas! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m in the same boat as you are and I’m pretty positive I’m going to see if I can make a veil out of part of her gown. If that doesn’t work then I may cut a piece of her dress and sew it to mine with My Name + Fiance Name + Our Last name and our wedding date (I have a picture of what I’m ghinkign of somewhere, but can’t find it now…of course.)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What about a ring pillow?

Post # 12
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Helper bee

i’ve seen that you can send fabric away and have teddy bears made out of it. i think that most people do it with loved ones clothes when they pass away. if you had a bear made maybe you could tie the rings between the paws and the ringbearer could carry it as well? i googled “memory bears” and a few things popped up.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could sew a little square of it underneath your dress for your “something old” and then maybe your dress will get passed down along with the bit from the heirloom.  I like the idea of the locket for your Mom!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh, I like LittleOcopus’ idea! I also like the idea about using part of the dress for your veil if it has lace!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love the ideas of using it as a clutch 🙂

also, you could have the lace sewn on one side of a soft white fabric and give them to your mother, fmil, grandmothers, yourself, etc as hankies to clutch

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