(Closed) Did your mom preserve her wedding dress?

posted 13 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did your mom do with her wedding dress?

    She preserved it so that I could wear it!

    She donated it.

    She didn't have a wedding dress.

    She put it in a dress up box so that it could later be made into a scrappy little apron.

    Other (please explain).

  • Post # 3
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My great-grandmother made my grandmother’s wedding dress in 1954, and almost 30 years later my mom wore it for her wedding and preserved it again.

    I took it out a little while ago and took some photos in it, but I won’t be wearing it for my wedding.  I love that we still have it, though!   Maybe one of my sisters will wear it someday!

    Post # 4
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My mom didn’t preserve hers, she just put it in a normal dress bag.  She never even got it cleaned!  It still has a white wine stain on it from the reception!  

    Post # 5
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    My mom just kept hers in a dress bag I think. It never got fancily preserved or anything. My sister wore it for a halloween costume for my rehearsal dinner (which was on halloween). I would never in a million years expect any of my sisters to get married in it (it was way too small for me!). White bell bottomed satin pantsuits with long sleeves and a turtleneck just aren’t going to cut it anymore.

    Post # 6
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    She figured that her kids would never wear it. I actually dont know what she did with it, only know she doesn’t have it.

    Post # 7
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Well my mom was an encore bride to my dad so she didnt have a wedding dress for that time around; just a nice cocktail dress which she donated. She DID have an actual wedding dress for when she married my brother’s dad,i have no idea what happened to that dress. . all i know is that A)it was beautifuland B)it would be WAY too small . . . . (put it this way, that dress fit me when i was 12)

    Post # 8
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My dad’s mother had preserved her wedding dress and offered that my mom could wear it.  My mom was several sizes smaller than my grandmother, so it took quite a bit of alteration, but she wore it.  I don’t think she intended for the dress to be worn again since it had already had so much work done to it; I think she just kept it it a normal dress bag.  She wore it to a Halloween party once when she was dressing as the bride of Frankenstein, so it probably has fake-blood stains on it now.

    Post # 9
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2021 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

    My mom hung her dress in a garment bag and put it in a closet. It’s yellowed a LOT over the years, but I used to get it out and put it on when I was younger. Especially the veil. She really didn’t like the style of her dress, so she never expected either of us girls to wear it on our wedding day.

    But it still gets some use- my mom actually puts it on every year for my dad on their anniversary!

    Post # 11
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    My mom bought her dress at a department store, off a sale rack. She never preserved it – it hung in my grandma’s closet and got yellowed for a few decades until she finally just threw it out a few years ago.

    Post # 12
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My Aunt wore it it was cut down to about a Size 2 in 1970’s sizes. It’s really yellowed and has brown spots and is no where close to fitting. She’s ready to toss it. I think it might end up in a dress up box for future grand kids.

    Post # 13
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My mom rented hers. Good thing, too, because man it was UGGGGGLY! ha

    Post # 14
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My mom married my dad two weeks after she met him, so she had to borrow a friend’s wedding dress since there wasn’t time (or money) to get one of her own. They’ll celebrate 35 years this summer!

    Post # 15
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My mom just kept hers in the dress bag so it has yellowed over the years.

    Post # 16
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    My mom still has the red chipao that she wore on her wedding day – she tried to get me to wear it for the wedding but the material is super itchy and uncomfortable and the slits are way too high for my tastes!  Plus, my parents are divorced so I didn’t really feel as emotional or sentimental about it. 

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