(Closed) What are you bees gunna do with your wedding dress after the wedding

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do

    Keep it

    Sell it

    "Trash the dress"

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I say trash it or sell it! (or both if you can!)

    Dresses were meant to be enjoyed, and you will already have the pictures forever. I don’t know a single person who wore their mother’s dress. So get awesome photos, or feel great about giving such a lovely dress a chance to make someone else as happy as it made you 🙂

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m keeping mine. Maybe I’m a sap but I do hope my daughter (if I have one…) will use my dress in some way for her wedding. Obviously its unlikely she’ll want to wear it – it’ll be outdated, not her style/size, etc but maybe she’ll want a piece of it made into a hankerchief, a wrap for her bouquet, or something of the sort. If my mom still had her dress I certainly wouldn’t be wearing it – a hideous frock from the 80s Wink, but I would LOVE to be able to use some of it in my wedding.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am going to get my cleaned and store it for a while in my closet. If in a couple years, I haven’t looked at it and it is just collecting dust I am going to get rid of it and donate it. I just don’t see the point of keeping it for years on end when it could be used by someone who may be in need of a nice dress for their wedding. 

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m keeping mine. It makes me really sad that my mom had a justice of the peace wedding and I have no way to incorporate her dress/ part of her wedding into my day. I hope that one of my daughters will be able to use part of my dress or wear my veil when she gets married. Where I’m going to put it in the meantime, I have no idea! 

    Post # 21
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m selling it really cheap so another bride can have just as much fun as i will on my day.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee

    I’m keeping mine

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think we are going to turn the skirt into a tree skirt! Since it has color on it, it’ll work!!

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee

    I am going to clean it and then sell it for the price of the cleaning plus shipping. I am hoping to get it down to around $150. The original cost was $500 and I am throwing in the slip too. I spent $110 on the hem. I simply don’t see a reason to keep mine forever. I would rather past it on to another bride.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think I am going to get mine shortened to knee length and then maybe dyed so I can wear it again.

    Here’s my dress for reference:

    I think if I have the flowers removed and shorten it, it’ll look nice as a new dress. (dress doesn’t fit right in this picture, needs alterations).

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Well, the first thing I’ll do is to wear it again! 🙂 We’re getting married in Sweden, then leaving for Paris as the first stop on our honeymoon. The first night we’re there also happens to be my birthday, so Fiance and I decided that we’ll just get dressed up in our wedding gear again and celebrate in that! Then we’ll have a reception once we’re back in Canada, and I’ll wear it for that as well – so that our friends that couldn’t make it to Sweden have a chance to see it in real life.

    After that… I’ll either give it to charity (breast cancer) or I’ll keep it as a reminder to stay thin (putting it on every anniversary?).

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @FortiesFlare:  Fab idea! Think that would look great!

    Post # 28
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    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m planning on selling mine after keeping it for a little while as I really don’t think we will have the room to keep it. Though my fiance seems glad I actually own the dress and im not just hiring it as he wants to see me in it again so im not sure! 

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    trash the dress….hmmmm lol never heard of this but just googled it.

     

    I’ll be reselling mine, as much as I love it. I think lol

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My youngest daughter wants it…that might be a little hard to do given the fact that I am a size 18 and she is a size 6 but I will give it to her and let her decide later if she still wants it.

    Post # 31
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m having mine altered into a short cocktail dress.  I’ll probably end up using it for a halloween costume or something eventually.

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