Post # 1
So, I was wondering if anyone was considering preserving their dress. I love my dress (Casablanca 1900) and I think it’s a classic wedding dress. I wonder if my future daughter would ever consider wearing it. I would hope so, but I know how times change. So, is anyone going to be preserving their dress? What are your reasons for preserving it or not?
Post # 3
my dress is short and not really a wedding dress. i’m still debating on if i’ll every wear it again. i’m thinking i might end up just keeping it and maybe wearing it for nice anniversary dinners. if i still fit in it…
Post # 4
i’m wondering how i can change my dress to wear again. which option would that be?
Post # 5
I had mine preserved, although I don’t expect my daughter to wear it. I just want to have it, and being a museum person, I don’t want to see it disintegrate. And who knows. I wore my grandmother’s peach tea-length wedding dress to our rehearsal dinner, and I know two people who wore my other grandmother’s dress…
Post # 6
I’m not sure if I’ll preserve my dress. I would love to keep it for my daughter (if I have one) but with the way trends and taste differ – who knows? I think I’ll probably sell or donate it so somebody can make good use of it.
Post # 7
I don’t think anyone will want to wear my dress, but I do feel that it is art and so I’ll be preserving it. If someone wants to use some part of it at some point, I would be thrilled, but what I’m working on right now is trying to figure out if there is a practical way to display it with the train!
Post # 8
I hadn’t planned on preserving mine, but the morning after the wedding we were getting ready to leave for the honeymoon and I said to my mom that the dress was hanging in the dining room and I didn’t know what I would do with it. She and my aunts kind of went into a “you have to preserve it” frenzy, it was surprising how strongly they all felt about it. And apparently it was taken to the cleaners for cleaning and wrapping while I was away. So yes, I guess. And I guess my practical message is this: your family may have strong opinions, so if you’re on the fence you may want to consult them.
Post # 9
Worcester- not to hijack, but I haven’t seen you in a while! You have to tell us how the wedding was!
Post # 10
I plan on selling mine after I wear it, and hopefully get some money back! 🙂
Post # 11
DG- way to call me out! I’m flattered… I didn’t think my absence/return would be noticed.
I’m not sure how detailed to go on the recaps, but long story short, it was totally perfect despite some snafus, which are funny now that they’re over. I’ll post recaps and pics soon!
Post # 12
I’m not sure yet. I am still considering a Trash the Dress photo shoot. I know lots of people love to save their dress. But well most people I know save them for their kids but how many people actually wear their mother’s dress. Not many that I know anymore. So I have yet to decide.
Post # 13
i’m going to pass my dress on to a friend for her wedding if she would like it.
Post # 14
I’d love to do a trash the dress but other than that I was just going to put it in the closet and figure it out later. I can’t bear to throw it away and it’s really hard to sell wedding dresses in NZ so I’ll hold onto it for now.
Post # 15
Good to hear Worcester. Of course I noticed! I’m hoping to hear more soon 😉
Post # 16
For whatever reason, I can’t get into the whole dress thing. I love clothes, I love shopping… but I think because my first experience was so disheartening– I just can’t get excited. Maybe once I find the dress I’ll change my tune?
But as of right now, I don’t see myself preserving my wedding dress. My daughter probably won’t want to wear it in 30 years & I’m very anti-clutter. If I don’t use something, I don’t keep it around…