(Closed) Are you planning on saving your dress forever and ever?

posted 6 years ago in April 2013
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@butterflybride6:  I’ve never understood saving the dress. I say sell it, donate it, maybe make a christening gown out of it. I’m eloping so my dress is just a cute white dress. I’ll be keeping it as I’m sure I’ll wear it again. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re having a mini-reception (more of a party) back here in Atlanta couple months after the wedding, and I plan on having my dress shortened to wear to that party. I’m going to keep the bottom to have a Christening gown made for our future spawn.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m saving mine! (I’m not even engaged yet, but I decided this a long time ago). A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I dug out her wedding dress and I tried it on, and it was so much fun. She got married in 1983, so the dress is super gaudy, poofy sleeves, the whole bit. it’s not something I would ever wear on my wedding day, at least the way it is now. But my mom and I are extremely close and playing dress up with her in her wedding dress was a really awesome bonding experience for us, especially since it’s the dress she married my dad in. It was really cool to even get to SEE it, let alone try it on!

I know if I had asked her where it was and she said “I sold it after the wedding,” obviously I wouldn’t have been mad, but I would have been sad that I never got to see it. If I have a daughter, maybe she won’t be as sentimental as me, but if she is I want her to have that 😀

ETA: My sister saved her gown and it’s been in my mom’s basement for years. She has a 7 year old girl now and a few months ago my niece told my grandma that “she wanted her to sew her a ice princess dress.” No idea where it came from, but after she went to bed, we dug out my sister’s dress (from the 90s, lots of beading and capped sleves lol), and cut all but about a foot off the bottom. Made a little tutu type dress out of it for my niece! At first I was about to cringe at the though of cutting up her dress but the look on my nieces face when she saw that grandma had “sewn her an ice princess dress” overnight was worth it!  Plus, my sister didn’t bustle the dress for her reception so it spent 5 hours being dragged through spilled drinks and and a filty dance floor. We were happy to get rid of that part.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@butterflybride6:  Ha–thanks. I’ve been hearing of this idea recently and thought it was a great thing to do with the extra material I’m planning on chopping off.

Post # 8
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I plan on selling it after the wedding along with pretty much everything else from the wedding. While the thought of saving it for my daughter is nice I certainly know I would no want to wear my mom’s dress(long sleeves, poofy, super 80s) and I am sure styles will change and my daughter will want her own dress when the day comes not my hand me downs. And it will be nice to get some money back after spending a few thousand on a party

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ll probably save mine.  It’s a bridesmaid dress in ivory and I doubt I’d even get much out of it.  Only cost me $235.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m going to save mine. I just don’t see myself being about to let go of it. I still have my prom dresses because I loved them so much, even though I’ll probably never wear them again.

I’ve already told my Fiance that after the wedding I’m going to lounge around the house, cook, clean, and do whatever in it lol. I also think the possibility of wearing it for a future vow renewal is nice. And it would help ensure I don’t gain weight ;P I doubt my daughter (if we even have one) would want it but I like the idea of her possbily wanting to use parts of it or something. (if you remove the textured skirt, it’s a pretty classic dress as far as shape and everything so maybe she’d want to wear it?)

I’ll probably sell my veil though since that’s something I would never be able to wear again (for those that know my veil, you’ll understand why lol)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I might try to sell it on Ebay for $200 to cover the cost of cleaning and shipping it – less if they want to clean it themselves. I am not one to keep things like that and we have absolutely no space in our tiny apartment.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I wanted to keep mine like this:

But I really don’t see that happening in reality. It will probably stay in a box somewhere. But I’m super sentimental and tend to keep everything so I just couldn’t sell the dress. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m saving mine. If I ever have a daughter I don’t expect her to wear it, but if she wants to she can or if she wants to chop it up to use a piece of it, make a hankerchief for her something old, etc then I would be all for it. My mother’s dress is not something I would ever EVER wear – not my style at all, but I do wish she still had it so that I could have had a piece of it to work into the wedding some how. I’m really into details so I think so many things could be done with an item thats so sentimental.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I want to wear mine for any vow renewals we may have. My Grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary a few years ago and they dug out my grandmothers wedding dress as well as her mother’s wedding dress. THAT was cool to see.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I sold my veil, shoes, bag and dress. Just kept my jewelerry.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m saving mine, but my number one reason is b/c it’s a replica….so it was 1/8th the cost of the orginal, and it will be more of a pain to try to clean and sell for pennies than just keep or trash.  However, down the road I’d also love to have my little girl(s) play dress up with it so it will stay!

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