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

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do

    Keep it

    Sell it

    "Trash the dress"

  • Post # 32
    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @MissComicBook:  have you found a place to frame it?  Are you looking for a full length frame?  Ive been looking for somewhere to do it and cannot find anything. 

    Post # 33
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m going to keep mine.  I remember as a kid always pulling out my moms dress to play with it.  I want the same for my daughter should I have one.  If I don’t, then I will donate it to The Brides Project in Toronto.

    Post # 34
    906 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Planning on selling that bad boy! Hopefully I’ll be able to recoup a few hundred dollars and maybe we can go for a nice weekend away with that money. 

    I am also beyond thankful that my mom sold hers back in the 80s. There is no way I’d want to wear that or be pressured to because she saved it for me. Styles have changed so much and I want someone else to enjoy the dress as much as I will before it goes back out of style.

    Post # 35
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Well, I have two dresses…

    The first is my ceremony dress, a HUGE tulle ballgown that I was blessed enough to have been given for free! I embellished it further for a pretty low cost. Then I bought a tea length reception dress at DB for only $265, and I’m doing some minor embellishments on that too. Two dresses for probably less than $800.

    So you see, I really really really want to donate! And the other I want to keep. It would make sense to donate my ballgown because it will take up a TON of space in a closet, and I think it’s a little more “marketable” to the masses as a wedding dress. My reception dress is tea length, #1, and it will have a sparkly gold overlay on the skirt, so it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea for their wedding. I think that’s the one I’ll keep. And maybe my future daughter will want to wear it for her reception, or use a piece of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 36
    6352 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Hmm, definitely not trash it. Wrong symboism for me, entirely. 

    I really want to come up with a creative re-use for it, but I’m not sure what. Obviously it would take some editing. It seems like some wedding dresses, dyed, could be formalwear for other occasions.

    Anyone ever heard of dying a wedding dress?  

    Post # 37
    3336 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I can’t possibly trash my dress.  It just goes against every financially smart bone in my body.  Although I love my dress, I don’t see the point in keeping it.  I highly doubt any daughters I have will want to wear my dress, and I don’t want to pay to store it for 20+ years just to find out they don’t want it.  I hope to re-sell it and make back some money.

    Post # 38
    3352 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    after I wear it one more time, I’m going to alter it into a cocktail dress and add some color to it, make it less bridal.

    Post # 39
    23585 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I kept my dress but honestly, I have no idea what i’m going to do with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 40
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did a “trash” the dress (didn’t do any damage, just got it wet in the snow ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and then cleaned and stored it. If I have a daughter, I’d like to make a christening dress for her out of it. (I doubt said future daughter would want to wear it for her own wedding, even though it was awesome.) If not, well, it will probably just stay in a box. I guess I’d offer it to my son’s future wife (yikes! he’s only 3 months old), either for the wedding or for making into a christening gown if I didn’t have my own daughter. I might donate it, if none of that happens, presuming anyone would want to wear it.

    Post # 41
    2686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    @MASPA:  Not yet, I’m going to do some more in depth research after the wedding.

    Post # 42
    3822 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    a lady at work said something that i kind of like… 

    i’m using my dress as motivation to get back to this size after each kid (when we start our family). she said that after each kid, she went back to working out and eating a more balanced nutritional diet and used her wedding dress as motivation. when she was able to zip it up, she knew she was back on track. lol

    Post # 43
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I can’t go to my friends wedding (shes in the USA) and she cant come to mine (Im in the UK) so what I WANT to do – is to plan a get together at somepoint for all my Masters froends and we all bring our wedding/ bridesmaids/grooms suit/posh frocks and hang out (a bit like in that episode of friends, a bit like trash the dress) and we all go somewhere – split the cost of a photographer and have photos of us all in our glad rags as we were not able to make eachothers big days. I hope to do that maybe next year? 

    Post # 44
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I LOVE the idea of framing it and putting it in a walk in closet as decoration… like this:

    Post # 45
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I plan on keeping mine. I know I’ll never wear it again and it’s unlikely that my future daughter will want to wear it, but I’d like to keep it for the sentimental meaning. I usually donate things when I’m done with them, but my wedding dress is too special to part with. 

    Post # 46
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I willl probably end up selling mine, just because I don’t want it taking up space in my closet.  I’m not opposed to donating it somewhere though.  I don’t NEED to make my money back.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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