Spinoff – What did you do with your dress post wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: After the wedding I...
    Stored it. I want to keep it safe. : (49 votes)
    77 %
    Did a "destroy the dress" activity : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Altered it and wore it again! : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Wore it again as is : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Sold it : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted altered it and wore it again, but that’s just the plan. I haven’t made it to the seamstress just yet, but one day soon I will!

    Post # 4
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    8907 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    My friend and I are running a mud obstacele course race in our wedding dresses next summer – “Team Bridezilla” !  Our husbands are running it in a shirt and tie.  

    (Before anyone gets on my case about wasting a perfectly good dress, my dress only cost $120 and I’m excited to reuse it to have some good memorable fun!  If it’s still in decent condition afterwards, I’m going to shorten it and dye it.)

    Post # 6
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m going to keep mine stores for awhile and have a local dress maker use the fabric to make the baptism gowns for our babies (when we decide to have them) 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’d love to shorten and dye mine so that I could wear it as a cocktail dress, but Im a bit scared. It’s a pretty simple design so I think it could work, and it was only $299 so it’s not a huge risk, but I still don’t want to wreck it. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It was at the bottom of the dress-bag for a good 3 months until I had a Friday evening alone with a bottle of wine and decided to hand-wash it in the tub, which I still believe was a good idea.  

    I figured I would just store it and try it on intermittantly, but I like the idea of shortening/dyeing it, I just hadn’t thought of that until I read this post.  Maybe I’ll look into that.

    Post # 9
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    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Welp – that was my post, so I’m planning to dye mine! I’m just a terribly practical person. If it’s not going to be worn again, I wouldn’t keep it just because it wouldn’t be worth the storage space. It’s a big dress. But I love it so I’m hoping the dyeing works so I can rewear it! Also, at 5’10” this is the first dress I’ve ever had that is actually floor length. Most dresses that are floor length on others are ankle or tea length on me. So I wouldn’t want to shorten it. But that works really well for some dresses and definitely cuts down on the formality of the dress.

    Post # 10
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    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I really really really want to cut some of the length (the train) off of mine and dye it after the wedding, but I’m really not sure if the different materials it’s made of will allow that.  I’m probably going to look into it!

    Post # 11
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    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have a dress storage thing (send it off they send it back packaged all pretty) but I had seen on some tv show the woman had her dress put in a large display in her walk in closet. I would LOVE to put my dress up like that to admire when in my walk in!! Now if only I could figure out how to do it…

    Post # 12
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    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Not an option in your poll, but I’m planning to donate mine (to Brides against Breast Cancer).  It’ll do me no good in my closet and I can’t imagine myself having anywhere to wear it (even if it were dyed/shortened) anytime soon. 

    Post # 13
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My mom got rid of her wedding dress five years ago.  I was unaware and it broke my heart :(.  In her defense, she didn’t think that her old prom dress, which is what she was married in, was something either of her two daughters were interested in wearing on their wedding day.
    I don’t have anything from my mother or either of my grandmother’s (one is deceased) to wear on my wedding day, but I would have loved to have gotten at least a piece of fabric from it.

    I plan on preserving my dress and veil for my future children and grandchildren, god willing! 

    Post # 14
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I will probably donate it too.

    Post # 15
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Keep it for my future child 😉

    Post # 16
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    11722 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mine is still hanging in the closet in a garment bag.  Meh.

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