Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’m going to a designer trunk show tomorrow, also I already have my eyes on a dress at this same bridal store. So it is very possible that I’ll end up buying a dress.
At the start I didn’t want a full on wedding dress that I would only wear for one day and wanted something I could wear again after the wedding. So I bought a much cheaper, pretty dress that I can get away with as a wedding dress, which you may have already seen in my other thread. But now that I’ve tried on a bunch of real wedding dresses, I realised that the first dress just didn’t make me feel special like some of the other dresses did, which is sad.
But being the practical person that I am, it’s hard to accept spending $1000+ on a dress that is GORGEOUS of course but will never be worn again after this one day. I definitely do not intend to just store it away after the big day. It will either be resold or repurposed to be a function / party dress.
I’m just wondering what others have done or plan on doing with their dress??
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I got my wedding dress cleaned and preserved and I’m keeping it for sentimental reasons
Post # 3
I’m not exactly sure honesty. I agree I’m too practical for just sticking it in the closet forever but I’m not sure I want to sell it either. I may change my mind after the big day. For now my plan is to wear it again after the wedding for some pictures doing ridiculous touristy things like putt putt, to a really informal party we’re having after we get home, and then to maybe do some wreck the dress photos, maybe the beach, or playing paintball or something. It’ll all be kinda fun and funny in a ball gown. After that maybe I’ll have it cleaned and just wear it around the house on our anniversaries.
Post # 4
I’m looking for a charity to donate it to (just applied to Brides Accross America). I’m not sentimental at all so holding onto a giant ballroom gown is a no to me.
Post # 5
It’s still sitting in my closet…
Post # 6
I shoved it in a closet without even getting it dry cleaned…..3.5 years ago…. oops.
Post # 7
my fiancé and I travel to a new destination each year so I plan to have a formal photoshoot of us at each destination and with me in my dress after our wedding as a way to remember my youth lol. I’m pretty sure when I get older, I won’t be able to fit in it 😂. I though about repurposing my dress but it has a very pretty dramatic train so I hate to have the train cut off.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
As much as I love the idea of selling my dress and having some extra money, I really don’t think I can part with it for sentimental reasons. So it’s preserved and sitting in a pretty box in our attic.
Post # 9
I didn’t like the idea of my dress only being worn once, so I sold my dress at a wedding dress consignment store nearby. I liked the idea that someone with a lesser budget could come in and have the full bridal experience at this store (they are super professional there) and buy my dress for significantly less.
My dress was around $1900 and I only got $500 back, but I love the fact that someone else gets to have joy from I dress I love so much!
It didn’t take me much time, I just filled out the paperwork, droppped my dress off at the store, and my dress sold within 3 weeks.
Post # 10
For the longest time I said I would want to do a trash the dress photoshoot – nothing too crazy but maybe beach pics of me in the water in my dress but I am second guessing this because I adore my dress so much and I don’t want to ruin it now. Who knows if it’s a disaster after the wedding maybe I will just have some fun in it after but I know I’ll keep it. It’s not white so maybe if I have a daughter she can wear it for a prom or something
Post # 11
I got married in september and my dress is living in its bag at my parents house. I really need to get it cleaned and sell it- if we can’t sell it for a decent price I would donate it .
Post # 12
I’m not super sentimental about the dress, and I know from experience that even if I’m blessed with a daughter someday she probably won’t want to wear it. So I don’t see the point of it sitting in a closet forever. I plan on selling it after the wedding. It would honestly make me happy to have another bride wear it and feel beautiful in it, and at a discounted rate!
Post # 13
For my wedding I wore a knee length, vintage style white dress with a poofy tulle skirt over it. Now on our anniversaries I wear the white dress out to dinner. I’ve also worn the tulle skirt again as part of a costume for a masquerade ball I went to.
Post # 14
In my head I just couldn’t justify spending over $1000 on a dress I would only wear once, so I made it a mission to find a dress that I could rewear. I ended up finding a dress I loved but that could also be re-dyed to a another color. I’m in the process of moving but once we get settled, I’m getting the train cut off and having it dyed a red wine color. After my parents were married my mom would rewear her wedding dress on their anniversaries and I think that’s a cute idea, so I plan on rewearing my dyed wedding dress on our anniversaries as well. Here is my dress obviously not dyed yet but I can’t wait till it’s dyed and can start wearing it again!
Post # 15
me too. Mine has been in the pink plastic garment bag from the dress store for almost 3 years. We’ve moved it across the country twice. 😬
I always intended to try to sell it, but I traveled a lot for work at that time and then life got crazy for awhile and… it’s still hanging around, taking up a ton of closet space.