What did you do with your dress when it was all over?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You’re a textile artist…. could you do something incredibly cool with your dress? Otherwise, I don’t know. I definitely want to be able to keep wearing my shoes and whenever I get a compliment on them say “They’re my wedding shoes!” I have a friend that has an awesome red pair from her wedding

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My fiancé and I will be saving mine for when we have kids and will turn it into baby blankets for them. And then if there’s anything left over (even a little) were going to make a quilt for us. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wear my shoes a lot, and the rest of my jewelry since it was dainty and mostly heirloom.

As for my dress, right now it’s hanging in the closet, but eventually I’m going to have it made into a christening gown for our one-day kids. I figure, my daughter (if I have one) probably won’t want to wear it, but a christening gown can be passed through the family.  I mean, I can’t justify letting it sit there, but I also don’t really want to sell it or give it away.

Post # 6
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362 posts
Helper bee

I will chose a very casual, informal dress that fits my body type well and hopefully I can wear it over and over, or at least the first five years on anniversary

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I purchased my Modern Trousseau gown (as a brand new sample) from the Bridal Garden in NYC.  

The BG is a non-profit org that supports charter schools around the city:  I plan on donating it back after the wedding so they can sell it again (and another bride will enjoy a steep discount)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I imagine I’ll donate it one day.  I’m a tiny bride, so the chance that my future daughters would even fit into it, nevermind want it is so minimal.  I bought a pre-owned dress, and it sounds like preservation (or even cleaning it in order to get it in selling condition) would be a huge expense for not much return.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine got cleaned, preserved, and now it’s in the cedar closet. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I am just not attached to mine. I think it is pretty and it was fun to wear, but I will probably end up consigning it in the next few months.

Post # 11
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are considering a trash the dress session.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine was cleaned and preserved and is now in the closet. We are pregnant and before I knew it was a boy, I thought I would hang it in a little girl’s room like a decoration? I dunno…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine’s still hanging in the closet of our guest room.  I should do something with it I guess- like at least clean it!  I guess I will get it cleaned and then pack it away.  I don’t think my daughter will end up wearing it, but it would be nice if she used maybe a part of the lace or something for her veil or sewn on a handkerchief or something. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I cut my dress apart and I’m modifying the top to be a little cocktail dress, then using the materials for other crafts (i.e. jewelry, cake topper, etc).  The shoes I got were bright pink, so I wear them out constantly.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Kinda want to sell mine, but not quite committed to that yet. I gaze at my shoes in the closet all the time 🙂

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine got preserved and cleaned and it’s in a box in the top of our closet. LOL I can’t come up with anything creative that I would like to do with it. 

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