What are your plans for your dress post wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

as of right now, I’m planning in either selling it or having a “trash your dress” photo shoot! Fiancé and I are still thinking it over. Realistically, if I preserved it, it would probably end up in the garage or something. So I can either have a fun photo shoot or hope some other bride can enjoy the dress at her wedding someday. 🙂

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have dry cleaned my dress and it’s now in the closet in the garment bag. I don’t know really what else to do with it, but it’s stained on the bottom from desert dirt so I don’t feel like I could sell it or donate it, even. It looks ombre’d, haha.

Post # 4
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145 posts
Blushing bee

I’ll probably keep it for my daughter (if I have one) or sister (if she wants it as well).  I’m wearing my moms, she said that I could do whatever I wanted with it so I’m alterationing the hell out of it… Long story short on why my mom doesn’t care – back in the 80s, she ordered her dream dress and the store didn’t inform her that it was no longer in stock so they ordered another dress for her without telling her and by the time she found out, it was in and very close to the wedding so she had no choice.  She looked beautiful anyways but she’s told me many times that it wasn’t her first choice and said I could have it and do whatever I want with it!  So excited!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mrs.Z.:  I haven’t even cleaned mine, and it’s been almost 6 months since we got married! I was going to have a big post-wedding photoshoot with my husband, but didn’t. I will probably have it cleaned and might make a baptismal gown out of parts of it and save it for a daughter to use in the future.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine was $2300. I need to get it cleaned! My plan is to shorten it so I can wear it again (I’m also toying with using dye on it). My plan is to keep the bottom portion of the dress and have a baby dress made out of it. 

Post # 7
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282 posts
Helper bee

My friends and I joked about doing the color run in our dresses. And I’m totally down for it. I’d rather have one more day of fun in it, as opposed to letting it sit in my closet for decades.

Post # 8
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My dress was $600 and I washed it and tucked it away in my cedar chest. If I have a daughter I would gladly let her wear it, it’s a very simple and classic style so it’s possible that in 25 or 30 years it won’t be dated. I just couldn’t part with it, my Dad bought it for me and my grandma helped me with alterations so I feel very sentimental about it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mrs.Z.:  After the wedding I will clean and store my dress. I’m wearing my moms wedding dress so I would like to keep it in the family. While I understand that my daughter probably won’t want to wear it, you never know! My mom didn’t think I was going to wear hers… but here we are. If anything my daughter could always take the dress apart for fabric or something to have a piece of it with hers. I think that would be pretty special. So we’ll see. 🙂

If my dress wasn’t sentimental I would sell it. When alterations and cleaning are done the dress will be about $500-$600.

Post # 10
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - A sunny beach in Freeport, The Bahamas

I am going to donate mine to NICU Helping Hands To be turned into an Angel Gown.

Post # 11
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537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had it disposed of the night of the wedding after the trash the dress photos. i had a destination wedding and did not want to pay 2-300 to have a dress cleaned then have to drag it home.  I did want to donate somewhere in Jamaica, but there was no reputable place.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Mrs.Z.:  i had commeneted on someone elses post about what i did with mine; i donated it for “angel gowns” which is little gowns made for babies that pass in the hospital or stillborn. i thought of keeping it for my daughter (if i ever had one) but like you see it unrealistic by the time she would get married! times arent like they use to be and i dont see fashion being like it is now in 20+ years! haha Also i paid $2500 for my dress

My sister framed hers, said it was the worst thing she has ever paid for! she had it on her wall for maybe 4 months, they moved into a new house didnt like where she could put it so now it has sat in her closet for 3 years.

Post # 13
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

I’m going to have it shortened to cocktail length and donate the excess to the organization the previous poster cited.

Post # 14
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1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I debating having it made into a christening gown like my grandmother did with her dress. Not sure,

Post # 15
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127 posts
Blushing bee

Mrs.Z.:  We are getting married in a few weeks and I have a plan that I would like to put it in a shadow box somehow – and save it for when I have a daughter.  It is my mothers dress so I would like to keep it in the family.

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