Post # 1
I have a closet full of dresses from being in other folks’ weddings…what do you all do with your bridesmaids dresses after the wedding? I’m super short and have to have everything altered so I don’t know how much good they would be to someone else…but I hate to throw them away, and I know that I won’t wear them again. I guess I could always donate to goodwill or something of the sort? Anyone have any other ideas?
Post # 3
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 # 4
Hahahaha I know!! My most recently gained number was from yesterday’s wedding…a lovely moss-green floor length satin gown with pockets that I mutilated the hem on while dancing. When will I wear this again…? 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
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
I definitely threw my dress away. Oops. I never really thought about donating it.
Post # 9
I tried to look into the Cinderella Project, but I’m too dumb to figure out how I can donate them per the website. It almost seems like they’re done with it for this year since a lot of proms are already over?
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)