Post # 1
Hi Bees! I was recently married, and am now trying to figure out what to do with my dress! At this point, I’m not at all willing to sell it, and am debating what I should actually do with it.
Would you mind sharing what you have done with your gown, post wedding? Thanks!!!
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens
This photo from pinterest came to mind when I read this:
or this http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/wedding/
But in all reality, I’ll probably either put it away for my daughter (I’ve seen people use the fabric in their modern dress) or I’ll donate it. I haven’t looked into places that take them but I like the idea of someone who can’t afford one getting a really nice one. I also like this Pinterest idea of taking a picture of your daughter in your wedding dress and giving it to her on her wedding day like this: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a4/18/c0/a418c0ad3bd0e9dfd857f630f0bbc9f6.jpg
Post # 3
I was going to sell mines but my husband wants me to keep it
Post # 4
Ideally, I want to bring it back out for our 1 year anniversary trip to Johannesburg and take pictures there, but realistically, I bet that won’t happen.
I think I’m going to end up preserving it. I don’t have the guts for a Trash the Dress shoot as I know a lot of people are starting to do after their wedding. I love my dress too much. It would kill me to trash it.
Post # 5
Mine is still in the bag I used to bring it home.. I had asked if we could wear our wedding clothes for our first year anniversary and got laughed at. Maybe not.
Post # 6
I planned to have mine preserved using the museum method, but it’s still in the garment bag, hanging on the back of a door. I’ve been married for 63 months!
Post # 7
I gave mine away! Loved my dress, it was my dream dress, I obsessed over images, and had the most amazing day in it. Thinking of someone else having a similar day in it made me happy, but for me it almost seemed sad/ cheap (hated the idea of putting a price to it) it to sell it, I understand lots of brides do that and I respect that – this was just an emotional feeling I had at the idea of posting a for sale ad. I then heard of someone – a friend of an acquaintance overseas – who was searching for a dress exactly like mine. I gave it to her and off it went! I was a little concerned id have regrets but it was for me a 100% right decision and my husband loved the idea. I did however make sure I kept my shoes! 😉
Post # 8
I inherited dresses from my mother and both grandmothers and none of them came close to working for me so I can’t imagine that a daughter would, realistically, want mine. I thought about selling, but I had the train cut off my dress, which really hurts the resale value. So I had it dyed black and now I wear it as an evening gown on the rare occasions when my husband and I go to formal events!
Post # 9
Annallen: JackiBean: catwoman1701: Thanks ladies! I could relate to everything you mentioned! I’m too sentimental right now to sell it or give it away (although I wonder if I will feel differently as more time passes). I’ve seen some beautiful trash the dress sessions, but could cry at the thought, although our photographer said that if I change my mind, he’ll shoot it for free!
Brielle: So far, I have 40 days of dress hanging on the back of my bedroom door… 🙂
islandgirl82: You are so sweet! That’s an amazing story!
Post # 10
JenGirl: That’s awesome!!! Do you have pictures?!
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Post # 12
Oh Snap, It’s still in my closet hanging up-going on 33 yrs.
Post # 13
JenGirl: That is beautiful. I just signed up for the bee after lurking for over a year to tell you that!
Post # 14
I am now coming up on 3 years post wedding, and it’s still hanging in its original garment bag in our guest room (soon to be nursery) closet. I keep dreaming of getting it preserved, but i’m kind of unwilling to spend the money…so alas, there it hangs. 🙂
Post # 15
At a bridal shop I went to this weekend, they had a dress on display that the turned into a quilt. It would make a lovely baby quilt for a baptism, but their sample was a wall hanging.