Post # 1
I loved my gown, I really did. But here I am, several months after my wedding, wondering what to do with the big white dress that is now taking up space in my closet. I’m not sure if I wantto donate it (it has some rips around the hem), I can’t sell it (again, the rips), I’m not too interested in having it preserved, and I can’t really wear it again as-is. I was thinking of having it repurposed in some way. Anyone have any suggestions or experiences?
This is my dress, btw.
Post # 3
I’m thinking of guilting my future daughter into wearing it. Or FDIL if I have a son. 🙂 My wedding was more recent than yours so I’m not ready to get rid of it yet. Not sure what I will do. Repurposed into a quilt?
Post # 4
I ended up saving my dress as well. I plan to make a baby blanket or baptism outfit for our first child from it.
Post # 5
I have seen beautiful pillows made out of old wedding dresses, along with quilts, baptism gowns and flower girl dresses.
My one tip- If you are not going to sell or donate it and plan to repurpose it , do it reasonably soon, otherwise it will hang in your closet for years and you will do nothing with it.
Post # 6
If you are planning to have children, you could always take the fabric and make the bassinet with it or if you are religious you could have the baptism outfit made out of your dress as well. Other than that, I really don’t know.
Good luck thinking of something.
Post # 7
This may sound drastic, but….could you hem it short and have it dyed to wear it again? I’ve heard of brides doing that (though I can’t think of pictures right off hand)
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
I loooove the idea of getting it made into a quilt! What an heirloom! The only concern for me would be that the fabrics aren’t exactly practical for use, so it would really be a display piece only. I also like when people display it as a decor piece, either above their bed or hanging on the wall. You could also buy a cheap mannequin (like a dress form, not a creepy plastic Old Navy one!) and display it like that.
Post # 9
Someone posted around the holidays about how they had their wedding dress made into a tree skirt for their Christmas tree.
Post # 10
I’m with you on not knowing what to do with my dress… it’s been sitting in a garment bag stuffed in an extra closet for 8 months now! I wonder if it’s too late to take any “trash the dress” pictures… thoughts?
Post # 11
@TamiN: I don’t think it’s too late if you want them- they’re your pictures and it’s your dress, so do what you want!
Thanks for the ideas, ladies! I love the quilt idea. I also love the idea of hemming it up to be re-wearable, but I’m not sure the fabric would dye very well. I don’t know what it’s made of, but I’m assuming something like polyester (since it was a DB dress). Thoughts on that? Examples of quilts?