(Closed) well the wedding is over….now what to do with the dress i spent a lot on..?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

that is a hard one. I don’t understand how people spend $10K plus on a wedding that is going to last ONE day… I am not suggesting that the day can’t be special, but you have to keep reality in the picture. Beside the fact that as the bride you are going to be in such a whirl wind you’ll not remember half of the details.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my best friendi s getting married next May and she wants to waer my dress as her something borrowed I cried like a baby wgeb she asked    My dress was a maggie sottero

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I got mine cleaned and preserved and now it’s boxed up in the closet, lol. But the box does have a ‘window’ on it that you can look at it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m totally up in the air on this myself. I’m torn between selling it, just getting it cleaned, or getting it preserved. If I sell it, I’ll get $300 max. out of it. Doesn’t seem terribly worth the effort.

Before our wedding, I was sure I would sell it, but now, there’s an attachment to it I was not expecting. For now…it’s hanging in it’s lonely bag uncleaned.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I will most likely sell mine (depending on what I can get for it). I’m not sentimental but I spent a lot on mine and so maybe someone can get lucky and get a dress they thought they couldn’t get.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I had mine cleaned and preserved.  It is in a box downstairs in the storage room.  Sometimes I just go look at the box, wishing I could put it back on (like you mentioned).  One thing that I’m considering doing in the future, is making it into a tree skirt for the holidays and possibly some decorative pillows too.  Like these:

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@melisslp:OMG! Great ideas for your dress. That way you can enjoy it forever!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m planning on having it sketched and then giving it to someone who needs a beautiful dress but cant afford one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

im trying to sell mine!! i already know if i have a daughter 25 years to now she wouldnt want to wear it! itll be soo outdated!

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

im totally donating mine.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

@melisslp:

great ideas!  I think I will go look at mine from 28 years ago, and think about making something nice from it now.  I also want to use a bit of it perhaps for our 30th wedding vow renewal.  Hmm  ๐Ÿ™‚  I ordered my vow renewal dress today

Suzi Chin Dress, Sleeveless Floor Length Empire Waist

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@melisslp: I LOVE the tree skirt idea!  That’s probably what I will do with mine.  I might sell my reception dress or donate it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Im really leaning towards selling it. It seems like such a waste to just have it sitting in my closet. Donating sounds like a good idea too. I havent had my wedding yet so i guess I dont know how attached i will be

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is a great thread.  I got my dress for under budget, but the alterations have cost me a fortune.  I hate the idea of never putting it on again after our day, after all the $$, time, and effort that went into customizing it just for me.  I would love to just keep it in the closet so that I can wear it on our 5th, 10th, 15th, etc…  My mom has hers in her closet, and after 34 years, still gets it out and looks at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

The tree skirt is such a great idea, and I have never heard of that before.  My train is lace, not sure that would hold up. ๐Ÿ™

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