(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 # 77
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    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m going to wear it!!! Its not really a wedding gown (blue, column, full length), so I really want to be able to wear it again. Don’t know where thought, ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 78
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    4065 posts
    Honey bee

    I purposely choose a dress I felt was timeless, and actually had many similarities to my mother and grandmother’s dress, so that I could pass it down. If nobody wants to wear it at that point, it will probably just continue to sit in my closet.

     

    I have a friend who tries her’s on once a year on her anniversary and just twirls around in it. lol. I thought that was a cute idea too, however silly.

    Post # 79
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    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m keeping mine. I tell my fiance all the time not to be surprised if he comes home in the weeks after we are married and I’m just chilling on the couch in my dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    I’ll get it preserved and save it in case my daughter’s ever want a piece. I had no idea my mother kept her dress from when her and my dad got married in 1983, even after being divorced for 26 years. Granted it was literally in a bag in her attic but she kept it. I am thinking of taking a piece of the lace from her dress and from FMIL’s (she offered) dress and having them sown in under mine for my “something old”. 

    Post # 80
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think I will donate it to the bridal project (http://www.thebridesproject.com)  They sell donated gowns and give money to cancer research.  

    Post # 81
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    87 posts
    Worker bee

    I plan on keeping my fluffy, ruffely, forty pound dress for days I’m having a mental breakdown. That way I can wear it while sitting in bed,watching the wedding singer and drinking wine and stuffing my face with Oreos. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 82
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m going to put mine on a mannequn in our extra bedroom so I can look at it whenever I want to (:

    Post # 83
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m definitely selling mine. I know I will never wear it again and my daughter won’t want to wear it, so I don’t see a point in keeping it. Plus, that’s a lot of money that could go towards something else!

    Post # 84
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    273 posts
    Helper bee

    I really hope “trash the dress” doesn’t become a thing here. To me that just says tacky and ostentatious. If you don’t want to keep it for sentimental reasons and you’re rich enough not to need to sell it, why on Earth wouldn’t you donate it?!  When you get bored of expensive china, do you smash it all on the floor?

    Post # 85
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m keeping mine. Future Mother-In-Law has already suggested selling it and Fiance has said that’s not gonna happen.

    Post # 86
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @AmyJCardiff:  To be fair, my actual wedding dress was far more trashed than the dress I used for a trash the dress photo shoot.

    My TTD dress will be professionally cleaned and donated as it is definitely in fantastic shape and a designer dress that I am sure some one will absolutely love regardless of the fact that it was used to make beautiful photographic artwork.

    Post # 87
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    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was thinking about selling mine, but I really would like to hold onto it. I am going to be wearing it at our AHR in August with our family and friends, then I’m going to have it framed. Like so. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 88
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    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @hiroshymatetrastar:  That’s a super cute idea! And it will remind you of that great day every year!

    Post # 89
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    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Miss2BaMRS:  My original plan was to sell it. I felt sad when I made the listing, and the first time I got an interested buyer I panicked and deleted the listing. WTF. I am not sentimental or materialistic. It still made me sad though! I’m not ready to let go lol and by the time I am the dress will probably be worth $20.

    Post # 90
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m too sentimental to get rid of it or TTD… So I’ll keep it. It’s pretty traditional, so maybe one day my future daughter would wear it?! Who knows..

    Post # 91
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Like many pp’s said, I’m going to have mine made into a christening gown for my kids. Another bee had a really good idea though;  I had a HUGE ballgown so what’s not used for the christening gown and my veil will be used to make a bassinet. 

     

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