(Closed) What are you doing with your dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What are you doing with your dress?
    Keeping it/ Preserving it : (48 votes)
    62 %
    Trashing it : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Selling it : (19 votes)
    24 %
    Other (comment) : (9 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1283 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

    @TeeBee25:  i will probably be saving my dress after the wedding. When my parents got divorced, my mom burned her wedding dress. I kind of wish i had a piece of it to incorporate into my big day, and i dont. This sways me to keep my dress for my future children

    Post # 4
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @TeeBee25:  I saw a really cool photo recently of someone who repurposed it into a Christmas tree skirt, and now I really want to do this!

    Post # 6
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @TeeBee25:  Mine is cleaned and preserved. I would have sold it, but Darling Husband was very against that idea!

    Post # 7
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TeeBee25:  turning part of it into a cocktail/formal dress. Possibly dye it a nice colour.

    Post # 9
    9549 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m hoping to dye mine and wear it as a gown. We don’t go to formal events very often, but I’m hoping to get at least a couple more uses out of it over the years.

    By The Way, I planned this from the begining and my dress isn’t super “weddingy”. No train, no bling, not “trendy”.

    Post # 10
    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Tring to sell it would be more accurate.  It’s much harder than people make it seem.

    Post # 11
    2447 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m thinking of taking it to a store that buys back gowns. Because #1, nobody 20 years from now will want to wear it, #2, I can’t bring myself to dye/alter a $5K dress with crazy delicate beading that can’t even survive hanging on a hanger. Now I just have to stop procrastinating, they told me to bring it in so they could price it, and that was months ago. lol.

    Post # 12
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I originally planned on selling my dress, but my parents ended up buying it for me and I have grown attached. Definitely going to preserve it now! Haha

    Post # 13
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m definitely keeping mine! 🙂

    Post # 14
    983 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @TeeBee25:  I think I’m going to do a trash the dress session with my main dress.  It has pick-ups which are super trendy so I doubt selling it in a year or so will work out well, although that was my original plan.  I’m repurposing my mom’s dress as my reception gown since the main one is so heavy and that one I plan to keep.

    Post # 15
    11105 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @TeeBee25: I’ve preserved mine, I can’t bear to part with it.

    Post # 16
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @TeeBee25:  at this time, my dress has its own closet. not because of sentimental reasons. nothing else can fit in the closet with my dress, or what i like to call “the beautiful beast”. lol i need to have it cleaned and i’m storing it away. the train and all that fabric is too much for storing in our home. 

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