(Closed) What do you plan to do with your wedding dress after the big day.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do with dress?
    Sell it to try recoup loss. : (41 votes)
    23 %
    Trash the dress, think of the pictures! : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Donate it to charity. : (15 votes)
    8 %
    Save it for daughter(s), family members : (64 votes)
    36 %
    Have it altered to make it wearable at a different time? : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Other option, please explain? : (26 votes)
    15 %
    And if this poll gets another cannot connect to database. Hulk SMASH! : (17 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m getting mine altered into a short cocktail dress.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m thinking of either donating it to a breast cancer charity or… I’m almost afraid of admitting it… cut it of and make it into a summer cocktail dress. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @housebee:  Love to hear that someone else is thinking about doing that too! Would love to see pictures how it turned out!

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    This :

    And I plan to pay for the flower girls dress, after she outgrows it, I’d like to do this :

    Post # 7
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    9114 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Stick it in the closet to ignore for the rest of my life.

    There is a possibility my husband and I could eventually have a daughter, but truthfully, I am incredibly short (5’3″) and my husband is very tall (6’2″) and I doubt she’d be able to fit into my dress. Probably will end up being taller than me by 5.

    So, I’unno. I’m just going to closet it for a while.

    Post # 8
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I donated it to Brides against Breast Cancer. I had gone a year with it being stuck in a closet, so I figured I’d let someone else get some love out of it. I have no romantic notion of some daughter I may never even have wanting to wear it and I know for damn sure I’d never do anthing with it if I got it preserved. I have plenty of pictures and happy memories of the dress, enough for me.

    Post # 10
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    725 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I plan on displaying it on a pretty seamstress form in my walk in closet.  I love it too much to have it sit in a bag.  πŸ˜‰

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    I have no idea what I’m going to do with my dress.  Probably go in the closet…

    Post # 12
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Araya:  I’m definitely going to donate mine. Every girl deserves to feel this beautiful on her wedding day. I want someone else to have that opportunity. I could never ever ever have it preserved. 

    At first I wanted to keep it for a christening dress for my future daughter, but I’m going to used the trim from my veil instead. πŸ™‚ 

     

    I feel you on the monster heels for the tall groom too. My Fiance is also 6’4” but I’m only 5’1”!!!

    Post # 13
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    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I plan to wear it around the house. I’m going to cook, clean, and lounge in that bad boy! After I get bored with that, I’m not sure. I like to say that I could wear it again for a vow renewal (thus ensuring I don’t gain weight lol) but the idea of getting a new, completely different dress sounds appealing. Sooo, I might end up selling or donating it later on. We’ll see πŸ™‚

    ETA: but I’ll more than likely be selling my precious veil (see my posts for this) or let one of my friends wear it if they want. I really have no use for the veil after the wedding but it’s way too awesome to just sit in my closet!

    Post # 14
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    keep it forever and ever and ever

    Post # 15
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a feeling it’s going to sit in my closet forever.  I don’t think it will ever get used again but I can’t imagine giving it up.  My mom’s dress has been sitting in a cedar chest for 35 years, only came out a couple times.  But when I was little I did cherish those couple times; while I was in my Barbie and dress up phase and loving fancy things it was really cool to get to see mommy’s dress.  I know no one will ever wear my dress but I do have an image in my head of my granddaughters playing dress up with the veil or oohing and ahhing over it.

    Post # 16
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m chopping mine knee length and wearing it for anniversaries. 

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