Post # 1
So Im coming up on my one year anniversary and just put my dresses into a DIY preservation box and I was thinking of ways to reuse my wedding dresses. Yes plural. I have a more casual one for our legal wedding date an another more formal one for our ceremony where we dressed up and took pics, announced our martial status to the world etc. I spent $60 on the casual one and $250 on the formal one which is cheap compared to most BUT I just can’t stand the thought of spending that much on a dresses and NEVER using it again! I also don’t want to give it away or cut it up yet because I’m sentimental. I did some research and LOVE the following ideas:
1. Try it on every anniversary and add the new photo to your wedding album each year. Can be super special if you take the pic every year with your little ones (if any)
2. Newborn photoshoot with the dress as a pretty background
3. Little girl photoshoot with your daughter playing dress up In Your dress. Save the picture then give it to her on her wedding day.
4. Completely repurpose it: I will probably do this with the casual one: Make a garter belt, put in a wedding picture frame as a border, put pieces of it in a pendent, use as wrap for your daughters wedding bouquet (I’d be interested in eventually doing this once I have kids and they are grown that way they can all have a piece of me and their father during their own wedding day) because let’s be honest not to many daughters want to actually wear their mothers wedding dress!
Post # 2
pic of the causal and formal dresses
Post # 3
Mine is being repurposed. Top and skirt. It’s not white though so it will just rotate right in to my wardrobe.
Post # 4
I had a “trash the dress” photoshoot about 6 months after our wedding, the dress didn’t get ruined and Im donating it.
I love those photos and it was so much fun!
I love my veil and it was expensive, I am still deciding what I would do with it if I have a daughter, a canopy for her crib or preserve it for when she grows up
Post # 5
isadelc507 : Wow those pictures must have turned out wonderful! I hope you didn’t drown in the water though 😂 But seriously I would love to do that! Fun!!
Post # 6
There’s this seamstress in Germany who custom makes wedding dresses into Dirndl. I’ve been thinking about doing this. The other thing what I was trinking about was adding some color and making it into a cocktail dress. Or simply selling or donating it. I don’t need it to hang around and taking up space….
Post # 7
I definitely considering altering and reusing my wedding dress after the wedding. I am not sure what I will want to do yet though. I considered seeing if I could make it into a hi-low or cocktail style dress, or maybe dye it in some way. But I am not quite sure if I will even want to do that in the end, since it was so expensive! But my mom even (who paid for the dress) suggested maybe shortening it later. I am not planning on having children and I am also not planning on getting married again (lol), so I’d probably have no way to use it if I left it as-is. We will see what I finally end up doing.
Post # 8
nayjle : My mom had the material from her wedding dress used to make the Christening gown that my siblings and myself wore.