(Closed) What are you doing with your dress after the wedding day?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What are you doing with your dress?
    Trashing it : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Selling it : (28 votes)
    23 %
    Keeping it in a box for the future : (62 votes)
    52 %
    Lending it to a friend or someone else who needs it : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Donating it : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Consigning it : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (14 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    i donated mine to the The Brides Project in Ann Arbor, MI (http://www.thebridesproject.org/) to benefit cancer support programs.  i considered keeping it and shortening it but honestly, when will i wear a fancy white dress, even a short one? i also considered selling it and even posted it once or twice with no luck.  seemed like donating it would be a better move than letting it sit in my closet forever! 

    Post # 4
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine was designed and sewed for me by one of my best friends, so it has 2x the sentimental value. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could never part with it.

    I had it dry cleaned and then I preserved it in a box, using an at-home preservation kit.

    Post # 5
    14659 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    *sigh*  It’s been a year, I havent had it cleaned yet.. and its just hanging in the closet.

    Post # 6
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine is getting cleaned right now. If it comes back in great condition I am selling it. If not, I am doing a trash the dress photoshoot.

    Post # 7
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am taking it home and will probably bring it to get cleaned when I get back from the honeymoon.  My original plan is to try it on ever year for a few years just to get to put it on again, but who knows. 

    I definitely want to keep it and look back 20 years from now and wonder if I’ll still love it.

    Post # 9
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would love to do this with my dress………..


    Post # 11
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am extraordinarily sentimental and I wish that my Mom had chosen to preserve her wedding dress…so, I plan on saving mine and hopefully my (future) daughter will want to do something with it some day! It’s all hand-sewn lace from Spain…she better want to use some of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am keeping mine.  I will have it cleaned right after the wedding.  Too sentimental. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 13
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Mine is just sitting in the closet. I cleaned it in the shower. I hope to have a garden party in the future or take more pictures. I don’t want it to just sit in a box for no reason.

    Post # 14
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Probably going to do a trash the dress. It suits our personalities ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I got mine dry cleaned and now it just hangs in my closet. Thought about sellIng it but probably wouldnt get much for it do just hanging onto it.  I would definitely lend it out if I knew a friend or family member who needed one.  I lent my grad dress out three times.. No takers on the wedding dress yet though. 

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