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

posted 7 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 # 17
    Member
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @jenilynevette:  I’ve seen pictures of this and it’s gorgeous…thinking I might go this route too.

    Post # 18
    Member
    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @strawbs:  I plan on altering mine to a tea-length dress too! It’ll still be a fairly “formal” dress, but I’ll hopefully be able to wear it out and about.

    Any material left over from the alterations I’m going to try and keep. I know my way around a sewing machine fairly well, so would like to be able to make a dress for a young daughter one day, or possibly use some pieces as material for a quilt.

    Post # 19
    Member
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I donated mine to brides against breast cancer. I didn’t have the space to keep it & couldn’t imagine that my future daughter (if I even have one) would prefer my dress to the fun of picking out her own. Have to say…I do miss it though, my heart kind of aches knowing that it’s gone. But hopefully it’s making someone else happy now. I did keep it until my pics came back though, and I’d suggest you do the same in case there’s a photo catastrophe and you wanted to redo some of the portraits.

    Post # 20
    Member
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I will be keeping my dress. Mother-In-Law wants told Fiance I should sell it! But that’s not happening, he even told her that it was going nowhere. Bless him 🙂

    Post # 21
    Member
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    No daughters. Not an expensive item. Plans are to get picutures in some of the remote places of our honeymoon and then possibly trash it a week later with friends at camp.

     

    Post # 22
    Member
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I am keeping mine. I used pieces from both my Mom’s and Grandmother’s dresses to make a garter and the ring bearer pillow. I hope my daughter will want to do the same.

    Post # 23
    Member
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I was going to sell it, but now I’m thinking of having it made into a baptismal gown for my future children.

    Post # 24
    Member
    589 posts
    Busy bee

    Wear it for Halloween every year until it doesn’t fit me anymore.

    Post # 25
    Member
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I plan on donating it.  I have no desire to hang on to that thing for the rest of my life.  May as well let someone else enjoy it.  🙂 

    Post # 26
    Member
    1990 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @RabbitBride:  this is adorable!

    I still have mine hanging in its bag in my closet… Its been 5 months since the wedding and I still don’t know what I want to do with it.

    Its not super dirty so I feel annoyed having it cleaned for $350 but its gorgeous silk that I want to make sure stays beautiful for someday I might have a daughter or a christening gown come from it… I love that idea.

    Then I could frame the christening gown and keep that one forever…?

    That would be an easier frame to manage as well!

    I don’t know as of yet and I don’t have to decided yet I guess… I swore I was gonna sell it but with all the personalization (I had my navy blue crinoline sewn into it) and emotion of the day makes me want to have it forever and ever… and find some other excuse to wear it! haha

     

     

    Post # 29
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Selling it! It’s a well known designer and I wouldn’t mind the money! Plus I hate having stuff lying around that I don’t use, sentimental or not.

    Post # 30
    Member
    3355 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @SharlaK:  absolutely no harm in going to a seamstress and seeing what they say 🙂

    Post # 31
    Member
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Depends on what dress I get…if I get something that I think will still be acceptable style in 20-30 years, I’ll keep it for my daughter to possibly wear or alter to wear.

    We have no family heirlooms (that I’m aware of yet), and I don’t have a relationship with my mother, so I don’t think of those sentimental things like a lot of girls do…I just think I ‘should’ hang on to it for her, but I hate the idea of it just hanging around for years and years…I may even convince myself to sell or donate it…who knows…

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