Post # 1
So I’m now 2 months out from my wedding and have started to wonder what to do with my wedding dress…. Pre-wedding, I had always thought it made logical sense to just have it cleaned and sell it, but now that i’m here, and the wedding’s over, I just can’t really get myself to feel right about selling my dress. On the other hand, I can’t get the logical side of my brain wrapped around the whole cleaning/preserving of the dress to have it sit in storage indefinitely (we’re still undecided on having kids).
I’ve also started to think about options for altering my dress to be able to re-use it myself. Has anyone had their gown shortened or altered to make it more useful post-wedding?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
Mine is cleaned and preserved. We are undecided about kids as well but I couldn’t get rid of it.
Post # 9
I am undecided at this point too but am leaning towards donating it. Need to have it cleaned first!
Post # 10
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
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
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
i’m trying to decide…i think i may donate it after i have it cleaned.
Post # 14
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
We would definitely sell ours, if we could just find a buyer!
Post # 16
I’m having mine altered — shortened and dyed.