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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do with dress?

    Sell it to try recoup loss.

    Trash the dress, think of the pictures!

    Donate it to charity.

    Save it for daughter(s), family members

    Have it altered to make it wearable at a different time?

    Other option, please explain?

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  • Post # 17
    Member
    3927 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
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    7225 posts
    Busy 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
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    428 posts
    Helper 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
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    6580 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    Hostess
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
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    1677 posts
    Bumble 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
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    6430 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    241 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
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • 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
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    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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

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    @MrsSanchizel:  another great idea!!! 

     

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

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

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

    Post # 30
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    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wnat to do a rock the dress session in the fall maybe.  DH 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
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    2413 posts
    Buzzing 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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