(Closed) What are you doing with your dress now?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

mine is too ornate to use as anything else, but I’ve thought about shortening my getaway dress (an ivory silk jcrew dress I got on clearance) or selling it

My wedding dress is preserved and in a box.  It wasn’t too expensive, but I was NOT prepared for how HUGE the box is!  (My dress was trumpet w/ a sweep train, but they must have the same size box for everyone.)  I need to redo my closets to make room for it…maybe around Christmas when my schedule slows down.  I have hopes that my nieces will wear it or another relative, but if not I might sell it in a few years.  I hope it is that timeless!

Post # 4
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wonder if you could make something out of it? I was thinking about doing that too.. Idk what you could make though. It’s usually such delecate fabric.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I’m embarassed to say that six months after my wedding, my dress is still hanging on the back of my closet door.  Needless to say that I haven’t decided what to do with it yet.  I’ve thought about getting it cut off to make into a cocktail dress (could wear it for an anniversary party or vow renewal or something), but I don’t know anything about sewing.  I don’t know if it would work or be super expensive.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I took forever, but finally had it cleaned.  The company that cleaned it screwed up and got some stains on it.  After a couple of months I found another company to clean it.  Now, it’s sitting in it’s big, gray box in my room.  Still deciding what I will do with it in the future.

Post # 7
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m still mulling over the idea of Brides Against Breast Cancer because my mom is a survivor. http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/

I don’t think it will ever serve any purpose for me other than sitting in a closet otherwise.  I’m still a bit sentimentally attached at this point, so I’ll give it another month or so.

Post # 8
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine is cleaned and preserved.  We are undecided about kids as well but I couldn’t get rid of it.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I am undecided at this point too but am leaning towards donating it.  Need to have it cleaned first!

Post # 10
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My dress is totally wearable to another special event (just not another wedding since it’s white). It’s tea/knee-length, so yeah, I’m planning on wearing it again. That was one of the reasons I was drawn to it initially. Our wedding has been over for two months, and I just picked it up from the dry cleaners this weekend.

If I had bought a more expensive dress, I would have sold it, for sure.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s hanging in my closet. I can’t decide what to do with it. Part of me wants to keep it and part of me thinks I should sell it. So until I decide in my closet it will hang.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ll definitely be keeping my dress, hopefully to wear again for special occasions. i’d love to be able to wear it for anniversaries if it still fits! my dress is short, and not a wedding dress, just a pretty ivory dress.

Post # 13
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3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i’m trying to decide…i think i may donate it after i have it cleaned.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Donating is a good idea…. although I would like to keep it in case some family members would want to wear it (I already have an aunt who wants it b/c she can’t afford one… now all she needs is the husband lol!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We would definitely sell ours, if we could just find a buyer!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m having mine altered — shortened and dyed.

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