(Closed) Newlyweds: what are you doing with your dress??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am playing the procrastination game!  My dress was washable (crazy, right?) so we ran it through the gentle cycle a few weeks after the wedding and i put it back in the garment bag….and it has been sitting in my parents closet for, wow, it’s already been a year!

I think I will end up saving it and using it to make my future children’s baptism gowns–it was a custom made dress, so I’m not sure it will fit anyone else easily for a second use (either by reselling it, or saving it for my daughters)

Post # 4
826 posts
Busy bee

have you thought about doing like a trash the dress shoot before you restore it?

Im thinking about doing it before i clean it and preserve it. but when i do im thinking about using imperial gown restoration. http://www.gown.com

Post # 5
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I preserved mine and it’s listed for sale.  Haven’t had any offers really though.  I had one offer, but she was $50 lower than the lowest price I would go and then she never responded to me again.

So for now it’s in my closet all preserved and I don’t know what to do with it.  I kind of want to do a photo shoot just for fun, but I don’t know what I’d do with those photos.  Plus then the dress would get dirty again!

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine isn’t even cleaned yet (eek).  I have a really gentle washer so maybe I will try that.  I put a lot of my dry clean only clothes in and they come out fine. 

I have my dress listed on the classifieds here because realistically the cash would be VERY nice right now.  I didn’t do any alterations (besides a bustle) so it should fit someone else easily.  

I might hang out to it for another shoot though or for baptism outfits.  

Post # 7
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

After I got married I did a TTD shoot and then had my dress hanging on my door with lovely red Georgia clay alllllllll over it! I recently just took it to get it cleaned and preserved. I feel like I got a lot of use out of it. I DEFINITELY reccommend a TTD shoot! Even if you don’t “trash” it, it was so much fun getting to wear it again!

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