(Closed) What did/would you do with your dress post-TTD?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: After you "trashed" your dress for pictures, what did you do with it?
    Got it dry cleaned and donated/sold it : (7 votes)
    29 %
    Got it dry cleaned and kept it/preserved it : (9 votes)
    38 %
    Threw it away : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Our TTD was hard core, and there was no dress left! : (0 votes)
    It's in my home, filthy, while I try to decide : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Altered it so it's still wearable (shortened, dyed, etc.) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Used the fabric to make something else : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My plan, if the dress survives the wedding day well, is to have it cleaned, then have the skirt cut down to make a christening gown for kids. That’s the plan anyway!

    Post # 4
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Imagining what yours must look like, I would try to salvage what I could from it and then make something with the salvagable parts; maybe some throw pillows for the bed or a baby blanket/bonnet, a christening gown; something.

    Post # 5
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am really sentimental, so if my dress survives my wedding day then I will clean it and preserve it.

    Post # 8
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @ddw: You could still take parts of it and make some pillows out of it. Pillows don’t have to be single peices of fabric. Another thought, you could cut part of it out and put it in a picture frame by itself or with some small momentos from your wedding.

    Post # 9
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I hope to give mine to a charity that gives wedding dresses to women in Haiti. I think it is wonderful and the founder said that the women are so very greatful because they don’t have much.

    Post # 10
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    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t done anything with my dress yet.  Might donate it, or try to sell it. The thing is that I don’t want to pay to have it dry cleaned.  It didn’t get very dirty at all at the wedding, but I wonder who will want to buy a dress that isn’t dry cleaned? 

    Post # 12
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @ddw: even Oprah seems to be in shock haha.

    Post # 13
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @ceamoste: Yes! Oprah is all, “OMG look at this dress!”

    I would cut a clean, relatively hidden strip that could be used to wrap your daughter’s bouquet with at her wedding, if she so chooses. And then take it to Goodwill – I think they will try to clean stuff that they feel like might be worth salvaging, so it gives it more hope of a future life than tossing it out!

    Post # 14
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I did a TTD and it’s fine, could probably be dry cleaned or at least pressed.  I don’t think it’s even worth selling because it’s an old Paloma Blanca from a year ago and I don’t see a point in selling it for a few hundred bucks.  So it will probably hang in my closet year after year.  Maybe I should preserve it…hmmm

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