(Closed) Plans for your wedding dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think an experienced seamstress could pull it off nicely. There will be a lot of fabric at the new hem but that could be worked into a nice flounce at the back.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Auberge du Soleil

You have a beautiful dress! If it turns out you aren’t able to transform it into something you can wear again you could always donate it to charity. I donated mine to Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I paid WAY too much to have it cleaned ($200) so now I feel stuck with preserving it.  I think otherwise I would’ve done "Brides Against Breast Cancer"

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I had my dress cleaned and boxed.  I will keep it for my daughter if she wants it, even if just to play dress up in.   

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

My dress is clean… just dont think i can part with it just yet. I would love to go to a mask ball and wear it again.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I cleaned and boxed mine, and now it’s in a closet – I know it’s silly to hold onto it and I don’t have any idea what I’ll do with it, but for some reason I’m just not ready to give it up.  My parents have a friend who took hers and had it boxed up in a giant glass showcase, complete with veil, flowers and shoes, and hung it in a spare room – it’s terrifying, like a ghost bride is coming for you in the middle of the night.  So that’s an option.

My veil, however, has lived a second and third life on the heads of friends who have gotten married so that’s been pretty nice.

Post # 10
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Newbee

my dress is a long, white bcbg dress.. and it’s tiered (i bought it two days ago!) so i’m thinking i will probably cut it but keep it white. i LOVE it though! so i would hate to see it sitting in a closet.. and it was really cheap, so i don’t want to sell it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was thinking about repurposing the fabric for either a (future) baby gown or some kind of keepsake.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

either trashing or selling it!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I got my dress cleaned but I haven’t decide what to do with it yet. I was going to sell it on eBay but I’m not ready to let it go yet.

My cousin might borrow the dress for her wedding to cut down cost.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just can’t bring myself to come around to the idea of selling it….. but I have until July so maybe I’ll change my mind after the ‘big day’!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@baderin: I literally laughed out loud to, "it’s terrifying, like a ghost bride is coming for you in the middle of the night.  So that’s an option". You sold me on that idea! 🙂 haha 

I would really like to keep my dress because I adore it, however I’m scared if I held onto it for future daughters they may not like it.. I like the idea of selling it to another bride would might love it just as much as I did. If it doesn’t sell I’m donating it to: http://www.thebridesproject.com which offers affordable bridal options and donates proceeds to children with cancer 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I haven’t decided yet. I’m torn between wanting to keep it for my daughter, especially knowing how much my mom paid for it. But I also kind of want to do some trash the dress pics and have just the BEST time in it and not worry about preservation b/c it may be waaaay out of style or not in my daughter’s taste when it’s time for her to have a dress, and then it will be a waste. I feel your indecision pain! Sigh.

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