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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do
    Keep it : (156 votes)
    64 %
    Sell it : (69 votes)
    28 %
    "Trash the dress" : (19 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 92
    12 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am currently pitching a giveaway to a couple of Youtube gurus. If one of them agrees to join forces, I will be donating my gown to a very deserving bride. 

    Post # 93
    3 posts
    • Wedding: August 2015

    As my dress is actually a 2 piece dress I will be keeping part of my dress that I am purchasing (the under dress) and selling/donating the over dress that I am having my sister make for me.  It is a dress that I am designing from several modern dresses that I really like, but since I do not want to wear my full dress all night as I really want to party.  Then whom ever ends up with my over dress can buy a different underdress or add to the dress if they would like. 

    Post # 94
    2300 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    My Maid/Matron of Honor has dibs on mine, so if she doesn’t change her mind, it will go to her. Otherwise, I will consign it and treat my (husband!!) to a weekend away 🙂

    Post # 95
    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I plan to keep it. If I have a daughter who wants it one day for her wedding, it will be hers. I would only sell it if I really need the funds…

    Post # 96
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I plan on donating mine. There’s a bridal salon somewhat near where I live that sells all their gowns for under $1,250 and donates the profits to cancer charities:

    Post # 97
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My dress didn’t cost me very much at all, it was a vintage NWTs from eBay.  I tore a little hole in the elbow the last time I tried it on so re-selling it won’t be an option.


    I voted trash the dress but I didn’t realize that meant an expensive photography session.  I was thinking of jumping off a cliff into a pool in it with my husband, privately.


    My brother-in-law had my sister’s and my mother’s dress preserved as a present one year.  We’ve gotten into my mother’s dress.  She and my grandmother made it from an altered pattern because in 1962 a six-foot bride had no other options. When I looked at it again for my own wedding, there was no way I could use any of it, the size was too small and dated, even the lace.  Think Jackie Kennedy.  But we’ll keep it, as it is one-of-a-kind and made by a 21-year-old with such care and optimism.


    My sister’s dress skirt was barely long enough to get away with–she had to wear ballet flats–so it wasn’t an option as I’m taller, though I would have worn it otherwise.


    My niece loves my dress so if my sister is willing to store it, I might have it cleaned for her, but it’s not worth the space to store it to me.


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