(Closed) What do you do with bridesmaids dresses after the wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1231 posts
Bumble bee

I probably should just donate them, but they are taking up space in my closet. I guess i’m waiting for the event that the bride promised me when I could rewear it lol. 😛

Post # 5
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Donate them to the Cinderella Project. They collect dresses for girls who would otherwise be unable to afford a dress for prom.

They also collects accesories- shoes, jewelry etc.

Post # 6
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve only been in two weddings. The first was my SIL’s and the dress is hanging in my mom’s closet still. The second was a good friends, the dress is beautiful but I’ve gained weight since then so I gave it to my SIL.

Post # 7
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Can you repurpose? I love finding new ways to wear old things. Take the skirt off of the dress and maybe you have a cute top to wear with pants and pumps and then make a purse from the material of the skirt.

Post # 8
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I definitely threw my dress away. Oops. I never really thought about donating it.

Post # 10
3586 posts
Sugar bee

Thankfully, I only have 2, but they are in the closet. One is from when I was 19!LOL (I’m 30 now.)

Post # 11
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a black one I plan to make shorter, add lace and make a French maid Halloween costume out of. I have no idea how to sew, but I have a machine and why not practice making a costume? If I make a mistake, no big deal it’s only for Halloween.. And if I don’t wear it, someone else probably will….the quality will be a lot better than the average Halloween costume.

Post # 12
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I sold some at a garage sale for $2 lol! I just wanted to get rid of them and didn’t care how much I’d get for them. I still have a couple that didn’t sell so I’ll be donating them.

Post # 13
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that was not wearable as a dress ever again (haha, no way!!) but which was made of realy beautiful raw silk. I always meant to cut it up and make pillowcases out of it, but I lost the dress somewhere in the million moves I’ve made over the past few years…oh well! 

Post # 14
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve only been a bridesmaid once and we got to choose our own black dresses and I’ve worn mine again—a few times.

Post # 15
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had one that was totally rewearable.

My sister’s (I wasn’t in the wedding, but I took my cousin’s dress) I made into a dress for her daughter on their 10th anniversary.

My cousin’s wedding, I’ll be using the fabric to make a quilt for her baby.

Post # 16
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am ashamed to say I have only one sitting in the back of my colset that I never really plan to wear again….who knows what will become of it…

man I hope my ladies don’t think this stuff about the dresses I picked out! ( I am also arranging for them to be shortened at my expense afterward if they would like)

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