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

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had my dress cleaned and boxed. It was my parents’ contribution to our wedding, and is very special to me, so I hate the thought of selling it. I plan to keep it  stored, and if my daughter wants to use it fine, if not that’s okay too. Maybe it will be taken out for dress-up sessions, we’ll see. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well, my dress is definitely rewearable (knee-length), so I cleaned it, kept it, and it’s hanging in my closet with all my other formal-ish dresses 🙂

BUT, had I purchased a gown-gown, depending on how much I bought it for, I would resell it if I could get at least $500 for it. If not, I would keep it for sentimental reasons.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

mine’s short, and i’ll be able to wear it again. i’m hoping to be able to fit into it for anniversaries!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My mom cleaned and boxed mine.  It’s being stored at her house since I have no room for it.  I don’t know what I will do with it, either make christening gowns out of it, or sell it.  Probably make christening gowns out of it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m stuck. I haven’t figured out wether or not to clean and keep it as is, sell it, or repurpose it. It’s still in myparents guest room closet.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s hanging in the guest closet. I’ve thought about cleaning it and selling it, but my husband would like for me to keep it and so would my parents who paid for it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

artbee that is a beautiful dress and I love the veil 🙂

My dress is pretty simple, satin, and I have no idea what I’m going to do with it after the wedding in September.  Well, I have an idea, I would like to go up into the mountains here in Colorado when the leaves change, which is after our wedding, and do a “trash the dress” and also have my husband participate too.  I don’t want to roll around in mud or anything, but I want to get some great photos with the leaves colors and also maybe get a bit dirty and not worry like I would on the day of the wedding. After that, um, I have no idea!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine is still hanging in the guest bedroom.  My mom plans on getting it cleaned and preserved, just keep putting it off!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think I’m going to sell it.  Ack, it feels wrong but I know I’m not going to wear it again.  I thought about making it into a cocktail dress or baptismal clothes or…. but seems like I wouldn’t actually end up doing it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think my dress is at my parent’s house. It still needs to be cleaned but I am not sure what I am going to do with it. Hoping I can donate it to someone.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I need to figure this out soon. My mom’s been asking when am I going to get it out of her spare room.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Mine is hanging in the closet of the guest bedroom. I’m also trying to figure out what to do with, particularly where to take it for a good cleaning and how to store it so that it doesn’t get damaged…

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It’s in a box for now; I’ve had it cleaned and preserved, but I’m not sure what I will do with it down the road… so not ready to let it go!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I boxed mine up and stored it away. I love the thought of renewing our vows down the road and I think it would be fun to wear the dress I originally took my vows in. Maybe even an anniversary ceremony. I’m sentimental that way. I sure hope I can squeeze into it.

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