(Closed) What did you do with your dress after the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What have you done with your dress after the wedding?
    It's shoved in a closet : (45 votes)
    56 %
    I had it preserved : (20 votes)
    25 %
    I sold it : (9 votes)
    11 %
    I donated it : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 18
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    130 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m going to do a trash the dress ceremony. I’d rather have pics of me and my husband having fun to look back at instead of a dress (though I could always preserve it after lol). So me and some of my married friends thought about all wearing our wedding dresses to a color run or mud run or something, though one of them wants to take hers 4wheeling so I might suggest to my FH a paintball fight (if it’s possible for him to love me more, sure that would do it!). I want something colorful!

    Post # 19
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Umm mine is shoved in the spare bedroom closet…literally. I shoved it in their after my wedding and it’s still there, not even cleaned. My 2nd anniversary is quickly approaching. Oops!

    Post # 20
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    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Most of these comments is why I would never spend more than a few hundred on my wedding dress! Because once the day is over.. no one (generally) seems to care so much anymore. 

    Post # 21
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    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m afraid I don’t have a good answer for this question, as my wedding’s still coming up! I am very interested to see the answers, though, as I’m trying to figure out what to do with my dress after the day is over.

     

    I was thinking about maybe using the fabric to make stuffed animals for our future children (removing any dangerous beading, of course), but I’m not sure if that would turn out. 

    Post # 22
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    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My mom shoved hers in a closet after it was cleaned when they got married. Unfortunately, they didn’t preserve it – just cleaned – so after 17 years it got mold and mildew on it. She was so heartbroken she cried…unbeknownst to her, my dad took at and got it professionally cleand and preserved for Christmas. I believe it was about $250 (?) for the box, mold, etc – with viewing window. All mold staining and mildew was removed, and it looks pretty much the same as it did in their wedding pictures. 🙂

    Post # 23
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    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Also: I’ve also heard of using the mother’s wedding dress to make a christening dress. Seems like a cool idea, if your religion warrants a christening dress. If you’re sewing inclined, you could make a wall decor – like a hanging, etc – or frame a part of it somehow. 

    Post # 24
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    33 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    A friend of mine actually had her mother make a baby blanket out of part of her dress. It came out really cute, and its being “used” by her daughter on a daily basis.  It would definitely depend on the dress fabric, but its a cute idea, even just for a throw or something for your couch too.

    Post # 25
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    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t have any long term plans yet, but my two sisters, myself, and a few friends are going to put them back on after all weddings are over and have a little photo shoot. I can’t wait! A few girls haven’t worn theirs in years so it will be fun!

     

    Post # 27
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    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Yak:  It was so adorable! It came back in this GIANT box (I probably could have fit myself and my sisters in it). My dad wrapped it with about 2 rolls of paper and put a giant bow on it…my mom spent weeks trying to figure out what it was. She actually unwrapped it upside down and was very confused until she turned it over, saw the dress through the window, and started crying again.

     

    We cry easy in this family, lol. 

    Post # 28
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @sweetchiquita12:  I intend on reselling it (the salon I bought my dress from also consigns dresses).  I HATE clutter and packing things around that I don’t use so the idea of stuffing it in my closet for years to come isn’t appealing and I doubt my daughter would ever want to wear it.  However, since I’m not married yet it’s hard to say if I’ll be able to part with it afterwards or not.

    Post # 29
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    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I can’t vote because there isn’t a choice that fits!

    I’m flipping back and forth between having it altered to wear again or to having it framed to display in our costume room. Decisions…decisions…

    And yes…you did read that right! lol   Darling Husband and I met onstage during rehearsal. We also do renfests, pirate fests, steampunk, Comicons….there are a lot of costumes in our house. 🙂

    Post # 30
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    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I plan on giving it to a seamstress and ask her to make a christening dress for my baby. Be it boy or girl you can use it for either. That way it can be passed down to generations or given to other family members. 

    Post # 31
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mine was sitting in our spare room until about a week ago. Finally got around to taking it to the dry cleaners to get it cleaned and preserved. Then it will be put in the attic I’m guessing!

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