(Closed) Married Ladies! Dress after the wedding question

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@LavenderBride24:  aww w, look at your cute doggie! 

My dress is hanging in the closet. It’s not a ballgown and it’s not white, so maybe someday I’ll be able to wear it to another occasion (not that I can think of any unless by some twisted turn of events I get invited to a prom lol)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine is still hanging in the closet…I take it out and admire it every so often.  I actually still haven’t even had mine cleaned and its been almost two years ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mine has been cleaned and now i don’t know what to do with it. to be honest i need to ask his husband – uts a mexican tradition that groom pays for it so i feel he should have some input as to its eventual fate!

Post # 7
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8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine is cleaned, preserved, & I’m keeping it forever. 

 

Post # 8
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The practical side of me wants to try to sell it, but I’m really short and think I’ll have a hard time doing that. So I’ll probably keep it, since it’s amazing and I love it so much.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve seen people put it on display in a clear window box at the end of their walk-in closet…almost like this:

 

Post # 12
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@babypearls:  I love it too ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to do this with mine IF I keep it. If my dress goes over my original budget then I’m going to have to try to sell it ๐Ÿ™

Post # 13
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Not married yet but I plan on displaying mine in a frame on this awkward wall in my house with wedding photos surrounding it. 

  You could also donate it to Brides against breast cancer. 80 cents of every dollar they resell your dress for goes towards local free charities to help families effected with breast cancer

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is currently being cleaned and preserved!

I someday hope to have a display frame like that for it!

Then to pass it along to a grandchild or great-grandchild, along with my wedding band (that was my great-grandmother’s!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m planning to keep mine and wear it for each anniversary. My mum has always bought high end cloths because “it means she can’t gain weight” – AND she can still wear stuff she bought 30+ years ago. In fact, she might wear her folk dress for my wedding and she made that (from scratch – including weaving the fabric) when she was 18! So I’m thinking I’ll do the same with my dress, just make bloody sure I never outgrow it. If I would though… charity for sure.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lisaelanna:  I still have not had mine cleaned or preserved.  It’s still in the garment bag, hanging on the back of a door.  I will be celebrating my fourth anniversary this coming week. (I keep delaying doing anything with it, because I still haven’t done my wedding albums and would like to have some detail shots taken of my dress.)

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