(Closed) Now that the wedding is over, what did you do with your dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Now that the wedding is over, what did you do with your dress?
    Cleaned and preserved the dress : (14 votes)
    61 %
    Trying to sell the dress : (0 votes)
    Successfully sold the dress : (0 votes)
    Still trying to decide what to do with the dress : (9 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I had my dress cleaned and preserved, but I’m actually going to cut it up.  When I have children I’m going to use my wedding dress to make baptismal outfits for them.  I have a pretty plain, satin dress that will work for a boy or a girl, so my plan is to hack it to pieces when the day comes!  I figure it isn’t going to do me any good to keep it in one piece since I’ll never wear it again, nor to sell it since I didn’t drop a lot on it in the first place.

    Post # 5
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - Still Looking!

    The poll needs another category — donation!  Well, technically, my answer would be "let it sit in a sad crumple in our guest room for 6 months, THEN cleaned it and sent it off to Brides Against Breast Cancer." 

    Post # 6
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    8 months and its still sitting dirty in my closet!  I am horrible!  I know I’ll keep it.  It wasn’t expensive enough to sell, but was too expensive to not… feel attached to it.  I thought I’d just sell/donate my dress but I really like just looking at it sometimes.  I know that sounds silly!  But it’s my wedding dress!  I’ll probably get it cleaned and tuck it away.

    Post # 7
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

    I’m still deciding! I had 2 dresses (I only wore 1). The first dress I bought at Running of the Brides… I plan to donate it. I have no attachment to it to keep it, and it wasn’t expensive enough to sell. I just actually need to donate it now. As for the dress I did wear, I’m still deciding… I thought about selling it after it was cleaned. But I also bought it cheap, and it didn’t come back as clean as I had hoped (there is one teeny tiny stain that didn’t come out, and even though it’s tiny, I not sure I can sell it). So I guess I am keeping it… I am rather attached to it. 🙂

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