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

posted 7 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 # 17
    3932 posts
    Honey bee

    I think donating it is a great idea. My dress was a bit of an investment, and something I consider timeless, so I plan on holding on to it in the even that a future daughter, niece, whatever, may want the option of wearing it!

    Post # 18
    9092 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Araya:  I’m only wearing 3 inch heels. Nothing too extreme for me. Our height difference is endearing, plus we’re having our formal wedding in a park.

    Post # 19
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

    I’m so emotionally attach to it already i plan on keeping it. We do have a daughter maybe she’ll like to wear it? Who knows but i told  myself i will want to wear it for our 10 year vow renewal ceremony 🙂 motivation to me to not gain weight LOL

    Post # 21
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Mine is staying in my closet. If my future daughter wants to wear it one day then that’s great, but I will never sell it. I love it too much.

    Post # 22
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @gsu02olliff:  I couldn’t bare the idea of just shoving it in the closet. I’m probably going to have a larger frame built, with spots to put each bouquet on the bottom [or bouts or w/e. thats providing my bridal party don’t want to keep them].

    Post # 23
    6253 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I would keep it to see if my future daughters would want it, but I doubt that will happen; I really didn’t want my mom’s dress. I am considering selling it, because I could probably get a decent amount back on it… I definitely can’t chop it to wear in the future unless I get really creative

    Post # 24
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m going to keep it for sure. Will probably keep it in my chest if it isnt too big once preserved. If its too big, its going in my closet. I’m too sentimental. I would want my daughter to have her own dress unless she was set on wearing mine so I wouldnt push her wearing my dress.

    Post # 25
    7430 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’ll keep it in my closet. When I was little, I loved to play dress up with my mom’s wedding dress. Maybe if I have a daughter she will like to do the same! The dress was only $299, so I’m not worried about it getting wrecked after I get married.

    Post # 26
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I will donate it or give it away. While I love my dress, I am not at all attached to it and would love it to go to someone who loves it as well. I also didn’t spend too much on it, so I’m not at all worried about recouping the cost.

    Post # 27
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I sold my dress for about half of what I bought it for. I didn’t want it sitting in a box the rest of my life when someone else could wear it. 

    Post # 28
    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jenilynevette:  SUCH a GREAT IDEA!!!  turns it into artwork!!! i wonder if it would stay preserved in there???

    @MrsSanchizel:  another great idea!!! 


    I think i will definitely do one of your 2 suggestions.  Just need to find my dress first 🙂

    Post # 29
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @housebee:  I am also interested in doing this! Please post pics of how it turns out!

    Post # 30
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wnat to do a rock the dress session in the fall maybe.  Darling Husband and I are thinking of going to FL again so I was thinking of brining it along.  After that, I want to possible make a chistening outfit for our future children with it.  We’ll see though.

    Post # 31
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Since my train as color on it, I think I may have it turned into a tree skirt 🙂

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