(Closed) What are you going to do with your dress after the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m definitely selling it, but I don’t know how easy it will be, since I’ve had it altered all to hell. Someone would have to be built JUST like me to wear it. I’m going to try a wedding consignment shop here in Atlanta. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I going to try to sell mine… but who knows if anyone will want it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m definitely going to keep mine and preserve it ๐Ÿ™‚ It is too sentimental for me to sell and I would love for my daughter, niece, granddaughter or whoever to wear my gown or use part of it in their wedding (like the lace).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Will probably try to sell it… I don’t need a preserved dress in a ginormous box taking up space in my (already-cramped) closet.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We will try to sell both of ours.  I’m not sure how easy it will be, though.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My FI has suggested I keep it. His mom is making my veil out of her old dress and we think it would be a great tradition to start!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i’m going to sell mine

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had a post close to this! I’m probably going to keep mine & air seal it (or whatever it’s called). I was never able to wear my moms because of the height difference, but maybe someday my daughter can take my dress and do some alterations to it & wear it. Plus, I heard that just showing your daughter your dress that you wore when you married her daddy is pretty magical!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I read this article once about a lady who tries on her wedding gown every year on their anniversary. I’d REALLY love to do that, especially since I absolutely love my dress and would hate to part with it. on the other hand, I don’t want it to yellow and get nasty from not being preserved. I’d love for my daughter/neice/granddaughter or someone to be able to wear it or at least use it later too. My mom didn’t preserve hers and it got really nasty and she threw it away. ๐Ÿ™ Still not sure what to do with mine…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Alter it and wear it again, and again, and again. and AGAIN!

It’s long and I’m going to make it into a shorter dress with a stole.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Preserve it in hopes that it will be used in the future by any daughters/grandaughters. It’s a classic, timeless design. Of course, given his height, it’s possible any daughters might be too tall!

I wish my aunt/mom’s gown were not ruined or I would have worn theirs. It would have meant so much to me.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The dress I ended up with could definitely be worn again (tea-length and simple, and can be dressed up or down). So I’m keeping it. Yay!

BUT, had I gone with a gown-gown, it would have depended on how much it cost. If I could get a decent chunk of change for it (if the gown was really expensive or a designer dress in demand) I would sell it. If the gown was not that expensive, and I knew I would never wear it again, I would donate it so that a bride on a serious budget could feel as beautiful in it as I did.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ll probably just store it.  I can’t imagine letting go of it! Plus I am only 5’0, so it was hollow to hem, and someone would have to pretty short to wear it!

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