Post # 1
When I was a little girl, I had a dress up box. I luuuuuuuuuved it. My mom put her wedding dress in it. The whole thing. The dress, her veil, everything. I tore the s#!t out of that dress. It was taken out into the sandbox, I got finger paints on it, and eventually, I cut it up and made my mom an apron out of it. (She still has it and claims it is her most prized posession.) Obviously, my mom was cool with not keeping her dress around forever to hand down to anyone. What about you bees?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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 # 10
@Miss Powder Puff: What a sweet tradition! That’s so lovely!
Post # 11
- 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
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
My mom rented hers. Good thing, too, because man it was UGGGGGLY! ha
Post # 14
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
My mom just kept hers in the dress bag so it has yellowed over the years.
Post # 16
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.