Post # 1
I’m curious to know what you ladies decided to do with your gowns after the wedding? Before I always said I would just sell it, I mean what am I going to do with the dress anyway…but now I feel like I have such an attachment to it…I get to wear it again one more time for a Fearless Bridal session, and then I’m going to get it cleaned.
So what did you all do???
Post # 3
As of this moment, I’m planning to donate my dress after the wedding probably to breast cancer fundraising. I love LOVE my dress, and I think this way another bride can have the opportunity to love it as well while supporting a great cause. I was interested in selling it at first, especially considering the price I’d paid for it, but in my case I think that it will be too difficult as I’m 5’1 and the dress is hemmed for flats.
Post # 5
I’m planning on selling mine. I would hate for my wedding dress to just in the closet and collect dust. I already had this experience with my Sweet 15’s dress which was a modified wedding dress. I would hate for this to happen again and I would hope another bride can enjoy my dress.
Post # 7
I think I’ll preserve it..
Post # 8
I was so mad at my mom for not keeping her dress because I would have totally worn it… sooo I’m gonna keep mine. It’s a really classic dress and I can see someone in the family wanting to wear it one day.
Post # 9
I sold. I wasn’t super attached to it and there’s no reason to store it for dozens of years. I’ve always thought the concept was a bit silly, unless the dress was seriously special for some reason–heirloom, super classic and expensive (the sort of timeless thing a daughter might possibly want), etc.
Post # 10
Seems like everyone is 50/50 on this…I feel like my dress is pretty classic and timeless. Maybe I will keep it until we get to work on Baby#2 (we have a 4 1/2 year old son) and see if we are having a girl, and then decide.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I’m going to sell it. My dress is too pretty to be stuck in a box for the rest of my life. If I do have a daughter someday, I’m sure she’d love the chance to shop for her OWN dress- that was a surprisingly fun experience for me.
I wasn’t able to wear Mom’s dress- it discolored, and was too small. However, I will be wearing her garter, which I’ll keep just in case.
Post # 12
My aunt is a dry cleaner and will be preserving it for me.
Post # 13
I’m planning on keeping mine. I hope someday I will have a daughter and that she may want to either wear it or use materials from it. Plus I could still wear it! Like going to get groceries, going to the mall in it, or even getting gas lol.
If I didn’t have an attachment to my dress, I’d probably sell it, but I love it too much.
Post # 14
i think i’ll keep mine just because i love it too much to see it go… it’ll probably sit in a bag just occupying half a dresser until the end of times. i asked Fiance if i can put it on every year on our anniversary without him thinking i’m a complete lunatic and he said he’ll just be extremely happy if it fits every year. LOL
Post # 15
Donating it back to the thrift store I bought it from. It is an older Alfred Angelo ballgown style. Huge dress and train. I will probably also donate the huge crinoline that I had to buy to fill out the skirt. Thought about selling it, but it would make me so much happier to think that another bride will love it as much as I do. 🙂
Post # 16
I’m keeping mine & had it preserved