(Closed) After the wedding what did you / will you do with yoru dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did you / will you do with your wedding dress after the wedding
    Keep it : (70 votes)
    67 %
    Sell it : (20 votes)
    19 %
    Trash it : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Other - I will explain : (10 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m keeping mine, and will be altering it into a cocktail dress at some point

    Post # 4
    Member
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think I am going to keep mine.. while I won’t really have room for it nor will I ever get to wear it again I still want it.. Maybe one day my child would want to wear it or take pieces from it.  While for me the money I would get selling mine would be nice, I don’t know if I could part with it.  I’d say keep it if you cant get what you want for it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Wedding isn’t for a while, and I don’t even have a dress yet lol, but what I’m thinking of doing is a “Trash the Dress” shoot (not with paint or anything, maybe at a beach, or riding an elephant in Thailand -DREAM HONEYMOON) then cleaning it, and donating it. There are plenty of brides out there that would love to have a dress but they can’t afford it. 

    Post # 6
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    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I preserved it for my future daughter or another female family member.  I’m hoping she will at least be able to use the sash or some fabric if she doesn’t want to simply wear it.  I just couldn’t bear parting with it.

    Post # 7
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Saving it to do this someday!

    Take a picture of your daughter in your wedding dress and give it to her on her wedding day. Soooo much better than trying to give her the dress or trashing it.

    Post # 8
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    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I haven’t thought about it. It only cost just under $300 so it isn’t really going to matter either way. I’ll probably donate it to a charity store, or cut up some of the material just for keeps (I’m never going to consistantly be a size where I’ll fit that dress). 

    Post # 9
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am planning on having my gown preserved.  I’m not big on hanging onto things that will just sit, but I can remember being a little girl in awe of my mother’s gown (which I am not wearing) growing up.  I am going to use a piece of my mom’s gown as my something old- she is going to make me a hankerchief or something- so maybe someday I’ll do the same for someone else 🙂

    Post # 10
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    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    You could have it made into a christening dress or something like that

    Post # 11
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    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m planning to get it restored and donate it. I’ve seen other posts about an organization that provides donated dresses to military brides, so I plan on looking into that some more.

    Post # 12
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    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ll probably keep it! Who knows though, maybe I’ll sell? I can’t imagine trashing it though.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    framing it

    Post # 14
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @jenilynevette:  i really want to do this too.  have you found a place that does it?

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I dunno, mine’s just sitting in my closet taking up half the storage space… it just wasn’t realy worth it to sell it, but if I ever knew a bride who needed a dress, I’d probably just give it to her.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MASPA:  Nope, but I plan to just go to a custom framing shop. Probably pretty expensive.

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