Post # 1
Been married for 3 years now. I have a Maggie Sotterro Dress that, at the time, costs $1500 that my parents were kind enough to gift me with. It is now sitting in a box in my spare room.
I’m torn between letting it go and keeping it. What should I do with it if I do keep it? Anyone have any creative suggestions?
My mother has her wedding dress on dressmaker’s form that sits in their dining room. It was kind of creepy seeing that half asleep in the middle of the night while I growing up…..
Post # 3
@MrsJKH2be: I think you should donate it. What is the reason you are wanting to keep it? I donated mine to a bride that had signficant health problems and monetary restraints. Recycling and helping someone!
Post # 4
i’m 90% positive that i’ll be donating mine. either to a charity like brides against breast cancer or to a bride that i find that needs it. that way, someone else gets to wear it, and i know it’s not sitting in a box in the closet.
Post # 5
@bestbuddies: There really is no concrete reason as to why I’m saving my dress. Even though I know I will never wear it again, and I’m not having children so I’m not passing it down to anyone, I think I feel guilty for getting rid of something that my parents spent so much money on. ( even though its not helping by sitting in a box).
How do I go about looking into donating it? I live in MA.
Post # 6
@MrsJKH2be: i made posts on here actually looking for brides in financial troubles. I became friends with one and once i felt comfortable i offered her my dress. if you want to do more of a oganized thing, here is a cool site
you are in the perfect situation to donate it! please do that 😀
Post # 7
@bestbuddies: thanks so much for thwe site!
Post # 8
My dress had some damage to the front of it by the end of the wedding reception so I couldn’t donate or sell it. As hard as it was I cut it up & made a small quilt out of it just to keep. I’m not having children so there’s no one to pass it down to but it’s fun to have and takes up a lot less space in the closet.If you don’t know how to quilt there are places online you can send it to. They’ll make it for you & send it back.
Post # 9
I plan to keep mine, even if it’s just in a box in the attic. My mom has hers and I loved sneaking a peek at it when I was a little girl. And then again when I got engaged.
Post # 10
I have read that in some places you can donate yiur dress to charity then you can write it off ln your taxes… just a thought.
Post # 11
Is it a fabric that would hold dye? You could always dye it and use it for future formal occasions. Of course if it’s a giant ball gown that wouldn’t necessarily work but for some less dramatic styles it would be a practical option.