Post # 1
I’m facing this dilemma. I’m having it cleaned this week, and it just makes me so sad to not do anything with it. Things I’ve come up with so far:
1. Wear it for a vow renewal. (Keeps you motivated to fit in it)
2. Make it into a quilt.
3. Save it for your daughter, just in case she wants it (or part of it)
4. Sell it. (I’m too sentimental for that I think :P)
5. Wear it to some other black tie event (if it doesn’t completely scream wedding).
6. TTD. Doesn’t have to be today or tomorrow, but one of these days maybe you’ll just feel like calling up a photog and running to the beach!
Any other ideas? What do you plan on doing?
Post # 3
I chose one of your options already listed, but I’ve also seen people turn parts of it into baptism gowns, and one woman turned the skirt from her gown into a Christmas tree skirt, which I thought was neat.
Post # 4
We are organizing a Pittsburgh bee bar hop with our wedding dresses.
I am wearing a short dress so I will probably dye it after the wedding and wear again to other parties.
Post # 5
I’ll donate mine, either to goodwill or brides against cancer. I’ll take whatever tax write off I can get.
Post # 6
I’m planning to have mine dyed and shortened into an evening party dress 🙂
Post # 7
I think I will save mine and let my daughter use it how she likes for her wedding.
Post # 8
I’m going to find or make occasions to wear it – mines a shorter one so a coloured sash ect – ‘ll make it lush!
Post # 9
15 months later it is still in its bag, uncleaned 🙁
Post # 11
I am going to sell mine 🙂
Post # 12
@Miss Tattoo: That’s amazing. I think there should be a national ‘wear your dress again!’ day. It’d be awesome to see all these women wearing their wedding dresses to the grocery store, etc.
@mrsjesse: I like the baptism gown idea, or baby blanket idea too. They seem really sweet.
@froydis: I wish I could do something like that with mine, but it’s just too ‘bridal’ looking, I don’t think it’d work :/
@brenna1035: Probably the road I’ll take. I think after my daughters are married, if they didn’t want it, I’ll make it into a quilt 🙂
@tree.hugging.bride: Haha I love that! I might wear mine to a Masquerade Ball… black and white were the big gown colors back then anyways :]
Post # 13
Mine’s been donated (to the Cindarella Project in NH, FWIW). I kept my shawl and veil in case any future daughters would like to wear/use them.
Post # 14
@tree.hugging.bride: lol, Love the fact you wrote Lush. It’s Lush it is ha ha!
@SnowPeony: I don’t know but I know I wont be able to part with it.
Post # 15
I plan on selling mine but since i dont have it yet i dont know how attached i will be to it. But honestly, if i did keep it it would just stay in the closet. I’ve seen pics of my mom’s dress and even if she did still have it, i highly doubt i would have worn it or used it in any way and i sure if i had a daughter she would feel the same way.
Post # 16
TTD all the way! i can’t wait to have awesome pictures playing in a fountain or the beach!