- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
So I have a beautiful Juno AJ dress hanging in my MIL’s wardrobe, and I am being constantly asked what I want to do with it. We are at the moment in a tiny house where we can just about fit one wardrobe in and that doesn’t hold all our clothes so I can’t bring it here. I feel a bit too attached to it (obviously) to sell it, although the money would come in handy.
I was discussing it with Mum, because I feel a bit pressured about this dress taking up all the space in PILs 3-bedroom house and their empty wardrobes and the constant questions about what to do. It’s traditional in Wales to get the bottom part turned into a christening gown for a baby, and the rest of the dress into a short version of the wedding dress. If I do this, I have two issues. First – I have no where to wear said dress, I could dye it black I guess and then I’d probably wear it, but not often, second is trying to explain a christening gown here is like trying to explain the meaning of life to a 2 year old child. If it aint done here, it’s just not right and not done anywhere else in the world if you catch my drift.
I could sell it. The money would be handy, another bride could get to wear it and it would be nice that someone else gets to enjoy wearing it as much as I did, but then IT’S MINE! I’m a little attached to it still.
The other option is if it’s taking up too much space in PILs is that my mother suggested I take it back home with me when we go in a couple of weeks and she will store it there until I come to make a decision.
I do not want to trash the dress at all. I don’t like this new thing, and I find it slightly bizarre to treat a dress you wear on such an important day with the disregard you’d expect to see as a result of a bitter divorce.
Any other options welcome!