Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA
It’s been 10 weeks since our wedding, and each day is a new adventure. Lately, we’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my wedding dress. It’s hanging up in the spare room right now, but looms there like a ghost. It doesn’t fit IN the closet, so it’s hanging on the outside of the door. My cat has decided once that it’d be fun to try to climb up the bag. Ohhhhh was he almost a dead kitty 😉 At any rate, I have been searching and scrounging. I asked Hubz about doing a trash-the-dress session, but he was beyond angry! (I should add that we paid about $100 to have the dress dry cleaned. He couldn’t understand why I’d want to pay the mony to have it cleaned, then turn around and trash it…. Fair argument). At any rate, I found an AMAZING site that I wanted to share: http://www.thepatchworkbear.com/custom-wedding-dress-quilts-c-47.html
This company will take your dress and crate a quilt out of your dress!!! There are many out there, but so far, this one is the best price wise. I’ve seen sites with places that will create pillows, christening gowns, teddy bears, and so much more!
Oh, bees, I am absolutely so happy!!!
So, with this, what have you found? What did you do with your dress? I’m curious and would love to hear any other ideas 🙂
Post # 3
@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
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
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
@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.
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Post # 8
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
@Gemstone: Oh my gosh, me too! 🙂 Haha.
Post # 10
- 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 # 11
@lolot: Awesome idea with the color run!!!
Post # 12
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
The color run looks like SO much fun!
But mine’s preserved and tucked in a box for the future generations!
Post # 14
@RheannaRaye: That is an awesome idea! 🙂
I will keep this website handy for another 10 months….
Post # 15
Mine is still stuffed in a closet. Whoops. lol
Post # 16
@Westwood: You are not alone. 😉