(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 # 32
    Member
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    SElling it as long as I can get at least half of what I paid. The lace on it is so nice that I wouldn’t take less than that.  If it didn’t sell I’d keep it until I found a use for it. 

    Post # 33
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I had put a deposit down on my dress, then a friend of a friend at work saw me in my trying dresses on pic and said … THAT”S the same dress I JUST got married in.  So she gave it to me. So after I was married I put it out there on CL and gave it away for free. pay it forward.

    The girl that gave me the dress said if she had girls they wouldn’t want to wear it, and if she kept the dress it would make her daughter feel obligated (and probably make a post here on WB about how she has this … so 2012 wedding dress from her mom she doesn’t want to wear HELP LOL)  I felt the same way.  Why not give someone some happiness now instead of keeping it in  box

    Post # 34
    Member
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @SoonToBeMrsDonnieW:  I definitely will, but I’d recommend talking to a seamstress.  When I purchased my dress this was something I specifically asked.  Also, my seamstress isn’t a wedding dress/shop seamstress, she is a full blown tailor/dress maker, so she’s familiar with making patterns/dress design.

    Post # 35
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I told my mom I was going to sell it and she looked horrified, haha.  Hers is stuck in a box somewhere (she’s not even sure where) and sorry, but that’s just not me.  So I’m going to put it on some of the dress sites and if I don’t have any luck selling it after a few months then I will donate it.  No need for it to sit around my apartment taking up precious closet space 🙂

    Post # 36
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I know one of my nieces already used her dress again, she was a murdered Flower Girl for halloween… blood all over the dress, she had my SIL paint a slit throat on her… it was awesome

    Post # 37
    Member
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If I can get a decent amount out of mine, I may sell it. Otherwise, I will probably either do the frame thing, or do a TTD.

    Post # 38
    Member
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    I’m freaking too crazy sentimental to give it up, I think.  I’ll shove it in the back of the closet, move with it several times, and maybe get it out once.  But my mom kept her dress, and a few years ago her church had a “bridal fashion show” where they had the teen-early 20’s girls wear the older women’s wedding dresses to show them off, and I actually got to wear my mom’s!  It was so cool.  And seeing the amazing styles, like the beautiful dresses from the 50’s…  My wedding dress will be a little piece of history too!  And I don’t think I will be able to bear giving that up.

    Post # 39
    Member
    3178 posts
    Sugar bee

    My dress was $449 + tax from David’s Bridal. It’s pretty plain and I hope it stands the test of time due to pictures. I highly doubt any daughter of mine will want to wear it in 30-50 years. Unless someone I know wants it, I am either going to give it away or sell it on ebay for $150 including shipping.

    Post # 40
    Member
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @housebee:  I am going to take it to a pro, but I still need to find one. My dress is a fully lace fit and flare so I don’t think it will be too hard to find someone who can do it. It literally will be cutting it and rehemming it. 

    Post # 41
    Member
    2838 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Brides Against Breast Cancer is an excellent charity option.

    Post # 42
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m planning on wearing it for my 1 yr anniversary for sure… I have always wanted to preserve it in a frame but I love the idea of putting it on when I feel blue… FH and I coul make a “game” of it… Put on your wedding attire 10 minutes into a major fight 😀 That should take things to make up land quicker…

    Post # 43
    Member
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Araya:  I’m 5’1″ and my Fiance is 6′ so I’m also wearing high heels…..6″

    Post # 44
    Member
    589 posts
    Busy bee

    Wear it on Halloween.

    Post # 45
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I will probably save mine, but with no intention for my future daughter to use. Lets be honest, it is a rare occassion when a daughter likes her mom’s dress enough to want to wear it. I just ahve trouble letting go of perfectly good things.

    Post # 46
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    3419 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    My mother saved her wedding dress and I am going to have it made into the lining of my dress. I am having it professionally cleaned tomorrow and i couldn’t be more excited. 

    I love the notion of saving it for my daughter.

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