If you kept your dress..

posted 1 month ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
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Blushing bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • 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.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

missyjz :  4.5 years later mine is still sitting in a garment bag….never even cleaned….oops.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
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Bumble bee

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