Post # 1
Hi Bees, I thought I would want to sell my dress after the wedding, being the pragmatist that I am. But I loved being in that dress and having seen some of the guest photos, it just looks gorgeous! I really would love to wear it again and would hate to sell it (certainly not for cheap!). I said I could maybe wear it to a function, but Darling Husband said it looks clearly like a wedding dress.
If you kept your wedding dress, what did you do with it? Did you use it again for something? Ideally I don’t want it to just sit there and never be worn again.
also here are some guest photos:
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I kept it. It’s sitting in a garment bag. I intend to repurpose it but I’m not sure how yet.
Post # 4
It’s gorgeous! (And congratulations!) I do agree with your husband that it looks like a wedding dress – I think you’d have to do some alterations to wear it to another event.
I know people who put their dress on every year on their anniversary, maybe that’s an idea?
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I’m not married yet, but I love my dress and know I will want to wear it again too! After the wedding, I’m thinking of having it shortened to knee-length so it won’t look so much like a wedding dress so I can wear it to other functions.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK
Mine’s in a garment bag in my wardrobe. It’s very definitely a wedding dress and even dyed (it couldn’t be altered), it would still look like a wedding dress. I’m probably going to sell it at some point.
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Post # 8
missyjz : 4.5 years later mine is still sitting in a garment bag….never even cleaned….oops.
Post # 9
What if I separate the top and bottom, if possible that is, and shorten the bottom to tea length so I can wear it with other tops? Though I don’t know if the top will still be wearable somehow if I do that..
Post # 10
missyjz : I kept mine. If I ever get back in some semblance of ‘shape’ I could easily wear it for Halloween or something as it’s just a swing dress. And it’s cotton so I could also dye it for an event dress but I doubt I’ll ever have a reason to. My mother used the scraps from hemming it to make me a tree ornament (also includes bridesmaid scraps) so that’s a nice keepsake that actually comes out yearly.
Post # 11
I think you have time to decide what you want to do with it. Maybe in a year or so, you feel ready to sell it or you have more ideas about the changes you could do. I got married this march and have to get it cleaned now and sadly it has been altered a lot and has some damage on the skirt, as it also was an outdoor wedding. But otherwise I would consider selling it, as I think it is a great idea to give another bride the chance to feel as beautiful as you looked on your wedding day without having to spend the amount for a new dress.
Post # 12
alteriaonline does amazing things with dresses…
Instagram or google
Post # 13
That dyed wedding dress looks awesome! Something to think about for sure! Westwood :