Post # 1
Sooooooooo My mother is nuts….I love her…..she is just a little ditzy sometimes…..
If you were ever to go over my parents house you must be aware of 2 weird things:
1. My mother talks to her cat (was previously mine before she cat-napped it) like its a real life person…..
2. She keeps her wedding dress on a mannequin in the dining room.
That’s right…..her WEDDING DRESS is on a headless MANNEQUIN in the dining room. It sits in the corner ight behind my father’s chair. Occasionally you can find the cat taking a nap on the train of the dress.
Did I mention that the mannequin has a name? The Boobie Lady. Not sure why….
Its more of a dressmaker’s form than a mannequin but its still weird. Imagine my surprise the first time I returned home (intoxicated) from college @ 3am…WTF is in the house? Did I drink that much that I am seeing things?!?
What will everyone be doing with their wedding dress after the wedding??
Post # 3
Haha I think that’s awesome, other than the fact that it exposes it to the elements and might end up yellowing it, or having the cat rip it, or whatever. Did she just start displaying it after you got engaged?
I don’t know quite what I’ll be doing with my dress after I get married. I’m going to get it custom-designed, so the idea of just shoving it into a closet kind of depresses me. I would love to be one of those wackos who collects couture and turns their home into a museum (indeed, that’d be the only reason I’d ever want a mansion…too much to clean otherwise, and I’ll be darned if a stranger touches my personal belongings, eek). I would totally display my dress amongst my collection if that were the case. But more realistically, maybe I can give it its own wall in a walk-in closet. That way it’ll be viewable whenever I want to see it, but still safe and not awkwardly displayed in the house. Haha.
Post # 4
She’s been “showcasing” it for about 8 or so years now….not too sure what made her decide to do it!
Surprisingly, the dress is 30 years old, been out for about 8 years, and it hasn’t changed color (or at least appeared to). The cat hasn’t ripped it (and he isn’t declawed either).
I would love a walk-in closet to showcase mine!
Post # 5
lol wow your mom sounds quirky XD;
I will be either donating my wedding dress or selling it. I have no desire to keep it.
Post # 6
My dress will be getting trashed. I spent a total of $300 on my almost $1000 gown and I would never save it. It would be too much of a hassle. I’d rather have some fun and display the photos.
Post # 7
I always thought I would donate mine, but I went to a friend’s house right after getting engaged, and her mom brought out her own wedding dress, her mothers, and her great-grandmother’s (the friend’s great-great grandmother) dress. It was just so neat to see all of the dresses. I think I’m going to save mine so my kids can at least see it one day :).
Post # 8
OH my lanta! That is too funny.
Post # 9
haha ur mom sounds like a fun person! 🙂
Post # 10
I once went on a tour of houses (a charity event where you get to go through rich people’s homes) and one house had their wedding dress hanging in one of their rooms on display. I guess she probably wanted to show it off after spending all that money on it!
Mine is hanging in my closet, I figure pictures of me in my dress on the wall is enough.
Post # 11
HAHA! Sorry I just busted out laughing in my living room reading this! My new dog decided to rip my wedding dress up after the wedding. I think it is still salvagable to make the Christening/Baptismal gown for our future children that I originally wanted to do though.
Post # 12
Can you sneek a picture? Its so fascinating that she displays it and your father has his chair right in front of it. I’d love to see it!!!
Post # 13
That’s really funny!
I talk to the cats too, but in more of a “kitty kitty” way. Not like I think you are saying your mom talks to the cat..
For a long time I displayed a gorgeous sequined 1930’s evening dress. Just because. Way too tiny for me but I found it thrifting and it was $3 and stunning, and thought it looked nice hanging on the front of my 1930’s armoire on a pink satin hanger.
I don’t know what I’ll do with my dress. I am obsessed with the idea of re-wearing it. I would love to re-construct it somehow, shorten it, have it dyed purple or red or black, have it be a fabulous colored lace “party dress”.. but even still, I don’t go to parties like that so I don’t know what I would do with it. It sounds like a fun idea to me though. I am probably too sentimental to sell it but we’ll see… if I’m broke enough after the wedding I may sing a different tune! I don’t see any point in saving it for our daughter (she is 7), since tastes and styles change so much, plus she’s built totally different and I don’t imagine it fitting her in 20 something years but who knows.
Post # 14
@cincity75: hahaha I’m going down to their house next week to pick up some wedding items so i will bring along my camera (no one will be home!)
Post # 15
Mine is in a bag waiting for me to get the money to have it cleaned and boxed up. lol. But that is a…creative way to display a dress, too. lol. I think I am going to ask the hubby for my own booby lady. ; )
Post # 16
i was just talking to Maid/Matron of Honor about this… at first i was gona get it cleaned and box it away… then we just thought about how practical we are and how i should consider selling my dress. i know i’ll never wear it again and i know i won’t give it to my daughter to wear…
i’m def leaning towards selling it… but we’ll see how i feel after the wedding.