(Closed) Can't even give my dress away

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If you plan to have children, could you have it refashioned into a baby blanket or save it in case you have a daughter?

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Could you post a photo?  Maybe someone on here would want to purchase it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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Carolsays:  There aren’t any other thrift stores near your area that you can donate to?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I donated mine to Brides Against Breast Cancer. They usually take them if you clean it or give them money to clean it and it’s less than 5 years old.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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Carolsays:  Is it a style that you could dye, shorten, and wear as a cocktail dress?

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Now THIS seems like the perfect excuse for a trash the dress shoot.  There was just a thread going on about how wasteful those things are… but in your case you’d actually be putting to use something that would otherwise end up in a landfill (ok, itll still end up there, but at least you’ll get one more re-use out of it!).

Other things to do with it… use it as a halloween costume yourself?  Splatter fake blood all over it…  

There are also a ton of 5k and 10k runs that have women run in bridal gowns to raise money for breast cancer!  You could do that!  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It’s not for everyone, but I am wearing my mother’s wedding dress and I am SO VERY GLAD she saved it. I am a sucker for that kind of stuff. I know how you feel though. I’m pretty sure my sister is borderline resentful of me for wearing it because–my theory is–it makes her feel guilty for wanting a new, modern dress. I get that feeling too. I’m sorry anyone made you feel bad about your choice, but you did HAVE a choice. I’m actually pretty stoked that the only “dress twin” in sight will be my mother, and even then, I’m altering the neckline of her dress so not really.

Of course, if you don’t have the space and you want to rid yourself of it, I don’t blame you. Why don’t you try looking on craigslist for brides who are in desperate need of an affordable dress and then surprisng them by offering yours free?

ETA: If you are afraid of your dress being used as a costume, I would steer clear of all thrift stores. I make all my own costumes and I frequent thrift stores at halloween and there are always wedding dresses out. I don’t think care what anyone promises you, don’t trust them.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  beckybee787.
Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Seems like with this style you could dye it and wear it again to some other function.

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