(Closed) What should I do with my dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
18623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sure you can donate the dress without cleaning it.  They will either clean it themselves or sell it as is.

Post # 4
Member
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, I’d donate.  Making money on a dress that hasn’t even been worn yet is difficult sometimes.  If you donate it I’m sure cleaning it is part of the normal process for them.

Post # 5
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m thinking about donating mine to Brides Against Breast Cancer… hoping it doesn’t cost too much to ship it to them (my dress is heavy)!  🙂

Post # 6
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You could try selling it. Most dresses need to get re-hemed anyway. I know my local used wedding dress shop takes dresses if the hem is dirty.

Post # 7
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you’re gonna have kids I’d say wait til then and get a christening gown cut out of it.

Post # 8
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with the christening gown or baby blanket idea.

Post # 10
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just to let you know, my seamstress said that for the best chance of getting the dress clean of all the staining, it has to be done w/in the first 30 days.  It’s not even so much the dirt on the bottom, but the oils that the body secretes that can stain & discolor the dress.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t donate, just wanted to give you a heads up!

Post # 11
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I once took a bm dress and made stuffed bunny rabbits for all the bridal party member.  You could try that as well– Im told one of the bm granddaughers loves it;- 2 generations passed down.

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