(Closed) Your Dress *After* Your Big Day?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve thought about donating it. It’s still sitting in my closet. I thought about doing a “trash the dress” session on our 1 year but I will have just had a baby so I doubt I would fit. haha I think donating it is great!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had mine preserved and it’s displayed in a box. Even if that box just sits in a closet for twenty years, I’m still glad that it’s something I will have forever. Not sure if it matters, but my dress was fairly “cheap” — only $600 so it’s not like I have some $5000 beauty shut up in cardboard.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I thought about donating it, but my husband does not want me to get rid of anything I wore during the wedding. I’m sure none of my future children (if we have any) will want to wear it, SOOOO basically it just takes up most of one our guest closets. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am planning on dying it (or having it professionally dyed) and wearing it as a nice occasion dress in the future. It’s already a fairly casual knee-length dress (vintage looking) and the company sells it in many other colors.
    I’ll give it a shot — I won’t wear it if it remains white.
    I may even fabric paint polka dots on it.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    @OtterHalf:  It’s funny the things they care about, isn’t it? I discussed the option of selling my dress after the wedding, and my FH was vehemently opposed to it.

    That said, he’s promised to allow me to display it in my closet.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I will preserve it for a while I think.  I’ll decide what to do with it after.  I would love to keep the dress for the future, hoping my daughter will wear my dress.  However, I know that may not be feasible, she may want her own dress. 

    But my heart is really leaning towards donating it.  I’m a previous cancer survivor from 1997 and in 2008 lost my house in a tornado, losing all my belongings.  Having lost everything I sensibly cannot fathom keeping a dress I will never wear again, and that I may end up losing again in another tornado, or a house fire, or a flood.  I would LOVE to donate the dress and have proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a child who has a terminal disease have a wish fulfilled or the proceeds go to childhood cancer research or even go to a bride who may have lost her dress in a fire, tornado or flood. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @badabing88:  We are planning to have children, but I don’t envision my daughter would want to wear my dress (besides, I’m hoping for a son and that would just be awkward :P). I sure wouldn’t want to wear my mom’s dress.

    We have decided to do a TTD shoot on our weddingmoon. I might as well get the most out of the dress that I can and a lot of TTD pictures are stunning. I hate dust collectors, so I would rather not have it hanging around in my closet.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @iarebridezilla:  How does it get preserved? I’m assuming that prevents the wonderful yellow colour that happens over time? I do like the idea of a shadow box, but I feel like pictures of me in the dress will be enough – I don’t need the actual dress.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @badabing88: I would love to have donated my dress, but I can’t bear to part with it! I cried when I had to take it off that night, and I can’t imagine doing anything but letting it continue to hang in my closet. I have no real reason to think my daughter will want to wear it (if we have a daughter), but if she does, I’ll be more than happy! I may decide to wear it when we renew our vows. We’re planning a 10 year vow renewal.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Other for me. I’m going to be framing it 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    How is selling it not an option?

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i also think of this one often, i will never wear it again, even for a 25yr renewal, it probably wont fit then. i would like to have it framed full length displaeyd on a wall….what he has stupid football jerseys everywhere why cant i have something that means so much to me hanging on the wall…http://www.casasugar.com/Frame-Wedding-Dress-19822741

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My dress is preserved until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’m leaning towards donating it but until I figure it out, it’s sitting in it’s nice box in my closet.

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