(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 # 47
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Probably the closet. 

    Post # 48
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I definitely want to wear mine again, for anniversaries or special occasions — it is a short dress so that opens up the possible occasions!  Maybe I will get it dyed.

    Post # 50
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Khlobee:  I’m hoping it does, I plan to have it tightly sealed off as well, so that should do the trick.

    Post # 51
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im planning on keeping it for future daughter/s.

    Given the skirt on mine I can see if being dated easily but Id be happy if they just used the corset or even parts of it 🙂

    Post # 52
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m keeping it because it was altered down so much that I don’t think another bride could wear it. I am not keeping it for future use though. May just pull it out to show any future daughter/daughter in law but I think that would be it. If my sister wanted my veil she would be welcome to it.

    Post # 53
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was thinking of keeping it but lately, I’ve been leaning towards trying to sell it. So torn!

    Post # 54
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I’ll probably have to sell it = I don’t want to, but it’d just sit in the closet. If I ever had a daughter, I’m sure she wouldn’t want to wear it anyway, and I wouldn’t want her to feel like she had to. But these things are too expensive, so I should probably just try to sell it -_- stupid expensive dresses.

    Post # 55
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Absolutely preserving mine! I chose save for family, but loved: And if this poll gets another cannot connect to database. Hulk SMASH! hahaha too funny! I feel the same, what is up with this site lately??

    Post # 56
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    Bought it on Ebay, selling it on Ebay. No one else in the family is getting married, close to getting married or anywhere near my size.

    I come from a family of large-bodied giants. I have a larger frame than my boyfriend and I’m 5’8″. He’s a small-medium frame, about 145 – 150 pounds, and 5’6″. The likelihood that any daughter we might have would be roughly my height/weight is unlikely; she’ll probably take more after him and his side. Then again, Fiance was a preemie, so his growth may be stunted from that. Who knows – maybe a daughter would be my side, but that’s a lot of bets.

    Not to mention I think it adds unnecessary pressure for a future daughter. “I had this dress preserved…so you could wear it one day!” Meanwhile, she’s sitting there thinking, “That’s out of style, and I’d like my own – thanks…” 



    Post # 57
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

    @jenilynevette:  +1.  Awesome to put into my (currently) non-existant walk-in closet.

    Post # 58
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Most likely sell, unless I become horrendously attached.

    Post # 59
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I couldn’t NOT save my dress!  Not necessarily FOR anyone (I wouldn’t want to pressure them or anything)- but my Mum – I never even saw a picture of her wedding to my Dad, so in a way it is important to me to save for my daughter to have the chance to see it- mostly just because it is something meaningful and important to me.  I would never sell it.  I mean, it is MY dress.  Never seen anyone in it!

    Post # 60
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano\'s Humble

    I’m stuck between keeping it, TTD session, or donating it to this charity that does bridal/prom gowns for military families. Although, I know I’d be more inclined to offer it to a military dependent, versus a new bride. I’m hoping to talk my bridesmaids into the same thing, and since 1 is active duty(and also an Army brat), & the other 2 have been spouses, I’m sure they’d be up for it. my sis would be likely to keep it as a little black dress, for college or dates.

    Post # 61
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Turn mine into a bassinet cover that will look like this:


    Perhaps also including my veil as an overlay 🙂

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