Post # 1
Marries and soon to be married Bees what did you (or will do) with your wedding gown after the big day?
I was head over heels in love with my gown and without a second thought paid the ridiculous preservation fee to save one day. To wear again or even pass on to Dear Daughter (who’s 1). Now 3+ years later my lovely gown lives in a box in the storage room of my basement. I now think to myself was it worth so much money to wear that lovely lace for 6 hours or so on a single day? Will my daughter even want to wear my gown 20+ years from now?
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Selling sounds like a good plan. It’s a win win and they lol, they really do take up space at home and I feel like most girls want their own dress. I couldn’t even imagine wearing my mom’s dress from the 80’s.
Awww congrats!!! That’s such a cool idea. I’ve heard of brides who shorten their dresses but never converting the rest into a blanket for baby!!! I may have to borrow that idea.
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
I was so in love with my gown when we went shopping with my mom and grandmother. It was just a special moment for all of that I don’t think I could part ways with it to to donate it (forgive me if thats not nice).
I could totally understand that. I was kind of torn about selling it after the wedding but was still so attached to it.
That’s so amazing and it’s now like a family heirloom. I wasn’t sure if that happened anymore. I guess that’s my hope one day for my Dear Daughter. I loved that dress so very much and hope that it’s truly timeless enough that she would want to wear it.
Post # 9
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
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.
Post # 11
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
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
Mine is sitting in it’s bag, almost 5 years later…
Post # 14
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Post # 15
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.