(Closed) Married& engaged Bees… Wedding Gowns after the big Day?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did/ will you do with your Gown after the big Day?
    Trash it! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Sell it! : (14 votes)
    26 %
    Preserve it / pass on to daughter or another relative : (32 votes)
    59 %
    Other (explain) : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Im selling mine for sure. My gown is huge, it takes too much space. Idk if I have any daughter (lol) and if shes anything like her mom, she wants her own for sure.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1387 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love my dress. I took it to a tailer who shortened it (it was a Maggie Sottero Carolina) so I can wear it again. It looks super sexy.

    We’re making the leftover lace porition into a decorative baby’s blanket. We just started TTC. 

    As a child – I enjoyed wearing/trying on my mothers dress, but that’s about it. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Mine is still in the closest, not cleaned yet. It really should be donated to someone who needs it. would that be an option for you?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not engaged but would for sure sell my dress after if I were to get married. I’m just way too practical! It’s not like I can wear it again to anywhere and having some cash back would be great! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    LadyLewis12:  I wore my mom’s dress! She had it preserved specifically for me after her wedding (I was 4 at the time), and I’m glad that she did. Now I’ve had the dress preserved again to keep in the family.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5364 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I plan on cutting the skirt off of mine and just having a super fancy short dress to wear for anniversaries or something! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My dress is currently stashed in my closet, not cleaned, in the garment bag I bought to keep it hidden before the wedding. My husbands outfit is in the same bag, lol. My plan is to pull it apart to make a blessing dress for future children. Since we don’t plan to have children for several years, I foresee it sitting in my closet for a while. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  ashes88.
    Post # 11
    Member
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I am divorced, currently engaged to be married next year. I donated my first dress. It sat in a box for a couple of years and after we divorced, I didn’t want to see it anymore. So I gave it to Goodwill. I don’t know what I’ll do with my new one since I haven’t chosen one, but I am thinking of having a 2 in 1 dress, so maybe I can wear it again for an anniversary or something. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1054 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m planning to sell mine (though I worry that I won’t be able to part with it). I saved some lace from it and will have it made into a couple necklaces to give to my future daughters on their wedding days. That way, they and I will still have that special piece of my wedding dress, but I don’t have to store that whole big thing, and I’ll also get some of my money back!

    Post # 13
    Member
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine is sitting in it’s bag, almost 5 years later… 

    Post # 15
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    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Mine is cleaned and artfully arranged in a giant box,  patiently waiting it’s second chance, be it a future Dear Daughter wearing it or me selling  it.  I’m not sure if I want to sell it though.  I love my dress so much. 

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