(Closed) Anyone think of repurposing?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
567 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Someone posted around the holidays about how they had their wedding dress made into a tree skirt for their Christmas tree.

Post # 10
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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?

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