What to do with the dress AFTER the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@RheannaRaye:  I’m still trying to decide. I haven’t even had it cleaned yet, i know i need to hurry up! I did buy my dress pre-loved and only paid $900 for it – i got it cleaned before the wedding which was $150, it wasn’t dirty but just smelt musty, the lady said it would cost $300-400 after the wedding when it was actually dirty – so i’m getting close to the price of the dress just in cleaning!

I don’t have a huge emotional attachment to it but it seems like such a waste not to get it cleaned and keep it – mine doesn’t fit in the closet either it takes up so much room!

I’ll be interested to see what other bees are doing with theirs!

Post # 4
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m chopping off the train and dyeing it so I can wear it again! Mine’s a sheath gown so its still wearable, I still havent decide the color though..and weather I should go floor length or knee length..

Post # 5
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is so bad, but my dress is actually still hanging in a closet, too. I really need to do…something with it!

Post # 6
150 posts
Blushing bee

@ariaK:  I’m planning the same. My gown is mermaid, jipper back so it’ll be doable. I decided for knee length but I haven’t figured the color yet either. 

Post # 8
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I tore my dress apart and made my daughters first communion dress out of it- before that it was just in my sewing room folded up in a pile waiting for it..

Post # 9
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Gemstone:  Oh my gosh, me too! 🙂 Haha.

Post # 10
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@ariaK:  Are you dyeing it yourself, or having someone do it for you?  I have a pretty simple sheath dress and kinda want to do this too!

Actually, first I’m tempted to do a color run in it 🙂

Post # 12
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine is still hanging in the closet too.  It hasn’t been cleaned yet either.  I do like this quilt idea though…

A bee posted a couple months ago about turning your dress into a Christmas Tree blanket.  You know the ones that go under the tree that you put the gifts on?  That sounded different too.

Post # 13
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

The color run looks like SO much fun!

But mine’s preserved and tucked in a box for the future generations!

Post # 14
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@RheannaRaye:  That is an awesome idea! 🙂

I will keep this website handy for another 10 months….

Post # 15
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine is still stuffed in a closet. Whoops. lol

Post # 16
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Westwood:  You are not alone. 😉

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