(Closed) keeping your dress for future kids?????

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m keeping my dress, but if I have a daughter, I don’t really expect her to wear it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom donated her wedding dress to Goodwill at some point back in the late 80s…not gonna lie, I’m a little sad she didn’t hold on to it, even if it were just to play dress-up in as a kid, or to have some pieces to incorporate into my wedding-day ‘look’!  But she never loved the dress (her mom sort of strong-armed her into “just choosing one already!”) so I guess felt no sentimental attachment to it.  I’m planning to either sell mine, or hold on to it until my sister gets married (she’s 12 years younger, so that’ll be a while…) in case she wants to wear or incorporate it somehow.

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@mssmiley:  It doesn’t make sense to me to save something that may never be used. You may have sons, or your daughter may have no interest in wearing your dress. I understand the sentimental value, but I would attach it to the day, the pictures, the memories, rather than the material objects. I intend to do a TTD shoot in order to maximize the use of my dress and get the most value out of it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@mssmiley:  Totally off topic, but what dress is this?  I absolutely adore it!

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I highly doubt your daughter would wear the dress, as weddings are very trendy and what’s gorgeous now (which your dress is!) will not be in style in 25 years!! Think of your mom’s wedding dress… most of us cringe! And you can’t even be sure you’re having a girl either!

I’d sell it! Let someone now enjoy, it’s so beautiful!

Post # 37
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m not keeping my dress. No way. Styles change, your kids will have differnt tastes and body types. Whose to say you will have a daughter or daughter in law, what if your son is gay LOL. So no, I believe in making your own memories.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

im gonna keep it for them to play dress up in ๐Ÿ™‚ I had sooo much fun when i was little, my friends mom had a trunk of prom dresses and wedding dresses that she got from good will.. we would hav tea parties and play princesses ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am keeping my dress, not because I expect my daughter to wear it, but so it’s there for her if she wants to use it somehow.

Both my Grandma and Mom kept their dresses. I used the fabric from those dresses and had my Mother-In-Law make my garter and ring bearer pillow. My Grandmother was very dear to me, and she passed away a few years ago. It was extremely special to me to have pieces of their dresses incorporated in my wedding day.

Here is a picture of my garter, with fabric and lace from both dresses.

I plan to frame pieces of both dresses, perhaps along with their bridal portraits.

I want to keep my dress in case my daughter has a desire to do something similar. And if she wants to wear my dress, I won’t stop her. If she wants nothing to do with it, fine.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@FortiesFlare:  I like that idea, mine wont convert easily but if I could I would. A friend of mine had a t-lengh lace over satin dress. She had the dressmaker make up a second under dress in a different colour so that she can wear it again…..she’s threatening to wear it to my wedding.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mssmiley:  I like your sentamentality however I think you should think of it that you are saving the dress so you can show your kids (hopefully a daughter at least) and tell them about your wonderful wedding day someday in the future. I agree that you have a spectacular gown! Thirty years from now, despite all of your hoping, you might be crushed if your daughter said, “EW! Mom! That’s soooooooooo not my style.”

My mom’s dress looked great on her in those December 1968 pictures but a high-neck, full sleeve, peau de soie (sp?) gown just isn’t going to work for my September beach wedding. Yeah it’d be cool but just not gonna happen.

I’d probably sell it if you have those thoughts. I’m leaning towards keeping mine at this point (dress TBD).

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@mssmiley:  ROCK the Dress! Great idea!

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I tried on my mom’s dress but it didn’t fit and it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. HOWEVER, it was so fun to get it out and look at the dress and veil! It was a really great moment I shared with my mom. We also went to my grandma’s house and looked at her dress, too. I’m really sentimental and love antique/vintage things so I’m really glad they saved their dresses and plan on saving mine. I’m going to wear my mom’s veil so you could always just save the veil if you wanted to sell the dress.

 

 

 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

My mom saved all her wedding stuff for me to have one day (im talking napkins, matchbooks, champagne flutes) and I sincerely appreciated it. I even like her dress minus the puffy sleeves. I would have worn it but it is a pink dress with thick white lace on top. In photos it looks white but its really not. Im still glad she kept it for me and I plan on having it altered still. Maybe do a photo shoot in it.

 

 

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mssmiley:  I plan on repurposing my dress…maybe colouring it to wear as a special vents evening gown….

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