(Closed) What are you doing with your dress?

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
  • poll: Now that your wedding is over, what are you doing with your dress?
    Preserve and keep it : (21 votes)
    46 %
    Donate it : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Sell it : (12 votes)
    26 %
    Make it into a christening gown : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Make it into the cover of the wedding photo album : (0 votes)
    Other (please share!) : (6 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am selling mine. It’s such a beautiful dress, in such great condition and I am not happy with the idea of letting it sit and rot for the next 50 years. I would rather help another bride save a nice chunk of money on a perfect gown, all while trying to recoup some expenses.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    It’s just hanging in a garment bag in the guest room closet . . . I haven’t touched it since the wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I plan to have mine turned into a bassinet – the skirt will become the skirt for the bassinet and the bodice may become a part of the detailing.

    I think I’ll also have enough fabric (by far) for a christening gown or two…

    I dont want it to just sit in the closet, but I think I love it too much to part with it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Last night I was showing a (newer) friend pictures of my dress and she tells me how it is everything she would want in a dress, so I’m going to pass it along πŸ™‚ I’m excited that someone else loves it as much as I do πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Ooops sorry I’m not an Oct. bride but thats my plan πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    Member
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I will be getting it cleaned and preserved…when I have the money to do that.

    Post # 10
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I answered, preserve it, but I just had it cleaned and it is hanging in its bag in my office. I hope that my niece will want to wear it in about 20 years when she gets married. Darling Husband and I are not going to have children, and since my grandmother bought the dress, I think she would kill me if I sold it or cut it up for something else.

    Post # 11
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    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t decide!!!!!!!!! I was going to sell it but now hubby wants to keep it. I need to seriously consider why we would keep it – would I wear it to a renewal or something down the road??

    I have never heard of the cristening gown idea… hmm….

    Post # 12
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It’s been over a year since my wedding, and it’s still in the closet.. hasn’t even been cleaned!!  I didn’t pay that much for the dress, so it’s not like I need to re-coup some money.. maybe I’ll preserve it… but is it realistic to think that down the road, someone (a future daughter) would want to wear it?!?    I’m still up in the air!

    Post # 13
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My plan is to turn it into a christening gown or 10.  Damn there’s a lot of fabric to my dress.  My only concern right now is whether or not to spend the big bucks to get it cleaned or wait to have my mom sew it into the gown and then have it cleaned.  I feel like it would be so much cheaper that way.  However, I had someone spill red wine down the side of my dress so I have a giant stain.  Still uber mad about that.  But even still, I feel like there’s so much other fabric that I wouldn’t need to use that part.  I’m guessing it’ll be less than year before we have our first child so hopefully the dress won’t be in too bad of condition.

    Post # 14
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    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m thiking about waiting and then when we build our home putting a spot for it in my walk in closet so I can display it.

    Post # 15
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    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @alishaloo:  That is an amazing idea!! πŸ™‚ I love the idea of it being on display in a walk in!

    I also just want to keep is because maybe someday I’ll have a daughter and she’ll use it, or at least parts of it! πŸ™‚ Who knows. I can’t see myself parting with it.

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