Post # 1
Hi Bees! I got married in the elegant Pronovias Laila for my winter wedding. Now Laila just hangs in my closet, super lonely, except for on days when I sneak little peeks at it because it’s so beautiful and I love it. That said, I’m thinking of dyeing the dress and taking it out on the town! Has anyone done this? Maybe with Intimate Dyeing, the Ivy and Aster “To Dye For” collection, or by hand? Thoughts, suggestions, company names I should reach out to?
Here’s the original dress:
And here’s the color I’m thinking of:
Of course, there’s also the blue route:
This wedding dress turned out great!
Apparently, Ivy and Aster used to have a “To Dye For” collection featuring dresses that could be dyed for you right after your wedding!
Post # 2
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
I think it is a lovely idea in theory but the only reservation I have is what about your children? What if they would like to wear the dress? I love the colour you picked though. You will know what is the best fit for you.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I think it’s very unlikely a future child (should you even have a girl) will want to wear your dress. But that’s just my opinion.
My concern would be that they mess it up. If you’re willing to take the risk, then go for it! Definitely don’t do it yourself! Take it to a professional. I can’t see the first color pic you posted (before the blue one).
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I actually think it’s a great idea. If your familiar with the blog Young House Love, she actually dyed her wedding dress herself and wears it to other weddings now. It turned out great and how amazing would you feel being able to wear your dress again!
Post # 5
JenGirl had her wedding dress dyed.
UPDATE: I dyed my wedding dress!
I would definitely get it done professionally.
Post # 6
Christy42213: I agree — I’m not too concerned about the whole future hypothetical daughter who really wants to wear my dress, but I am worried about about the dye not turning out great. I’ve heard bright colors are difficult to replicate. Here’s that second photo!
Strawberryshmoo: Thanks for sharing that blog — love how her dress turned out!
Post # 7
julies1949: Excellent thread! Thank you!!
Post # 8
I think what Jen did was her dress was great. I think instead of a bright color either go black or something pastel, as they will have a better turn out.