Will you be keeping your wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you going to keep your wedding dress?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    61 %
    No : (18 votes)
    20 %
    Not sure : (18 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes, I’m keeping it. I’m super sentimental so I’d have a hard time getting rid of it. I don’t expect my potential daughter to wear it, but maybe she’ll want to use a piece of it for something. I would love to have had my mother’s wedding dress to wrap my flowers in, make a hankerchief of, etc.

    Also, I’m only 4’10” so a good amount of fabric is being cut off. I think it might be difficult to find someone exactly my size and height with the same taste in dresses (its not a popular gown).

    Post # 4
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i wasn’t planning on keeping my dress.  i had it all dry cleaned and ready for the next beautiful bride but i have been so worried about all of the dress scams out there.  i haven’t even listed it for sale yet.

    my dh tells me to just keep it but i would prefer someone else to enjoy it.

    Post # 5
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Carolsays:  I’m really torn on this one, I can’t imagine getting rid of the dress but what on earth am I going to do with it!?  My dress isn’t really something that could be reworked at a later time…

    Post # 6
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m keeping both of mine, I’m going to ask my friend to make a memory quilt of my wedding dress & just wear my reception dress on nights out.

    Post # 7
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Carolsays:  A friend of mine just got diagnosed with breast cancer so I plan to donate my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer.

    Post # 8
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am keeping it! I plan to frame it and hang it in a dream walk in closet one day!! Have you seen that Pinterest photo? Some famous person… I don’t know who it was but I thought it was a great idea. My mother made a garter set out of the lace from her dress and I also wrapped it around my bouquet so that would be nice to also do for my daughter or grandaughter one day.

    Post # 9
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    No, I’m donating it. I don’t understand keeping an article of clothing that you’re not planning to wear again if there’s a chance someone else would enjoy it and add more memories to it. I bought my dress from Brides Against Breast Cancer (for 75% off tag, no less) and I’ll be donating it back to them.

    Post # 10
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Mine is being custom made to my measurements and at 28-23-29, 5’1″,  I’m not exactly sure who would be able to fit in it! I’m probably going to keep it but if I really really need the money I might sell it. I know it’s silly to want to keep something in a box in the closet especially because we may or may not be having children, but I’ll probably end up keeping it. 

    Post # 11
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m selling mine. I don’t need it just sitting in a box in the garage forever.

    Post # 12
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I kept mine from my first marriage.  I wanted to preserve it for my future daughter to wear it.  The box it was preserved in got wet, so the dress had to come out of the box.  FI and I talked, he said I could keep it, for my daughter.  He didn’t mind at all. It didn’t bother him, the dress being around.

    I talked to my daughter and asked her what she wanted.  She said “Seriously mom, I’m never going to wear your wedding dress. I’d want something for myself, but I’d LOVE to cut a piece of yours out and keep it.”   Then I had the idea of sewing it to the inside of her dress when she gets married some day.  She also wanted to keep my veil.  So she picked a piece of my dress and we cut it out.  She kept the top, where my heart would be. (awww!)  (She’s almost 11 by the way)

    I threw the rest in the garbage….well, FI took it to GoodWill. LOL!!! All cut up!! He didn’t know.  

    My daughter took the veil and piece we cut out and put it in a special place for safe keeping.  

    Post # 13
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    Post # 14
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @rickhurst35:  aww I love this!! This is exactly why I’m keeping my dress

    Post # 15
    15 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m keeping mine! I love it to much to sell it even if i only get to wear it once. 

    Post # 16
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    donating to the local hospice, so that any terminally ill women or terminally ill men and their partners that wish to get married can wear it if they want to


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