(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 # 62
    Member
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i guess i need to see how my fi feels about it. one of the surprise mexican traditions that i came across planning this wedding (in mexico, to my mexican fi) is that the groom pays for the wedding dress! id feel a bit odd telling him id sold it without asking him what he felt about it

    i was thinking about seeing if i could turn it into a christening gown if we have kids

    Post # 63
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My friend just admitted to me that she now that she has three daughters, 6, 3 and 1, she plays dress up with them in it. The girls put on there disney princess costumes and mommy puts on her wedding dress. I am going to do that. Heck, maybe one day I will just play dress up on my own.

    Post # 64
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    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I wouldn’t mind making it into a shorter dress & wearing it out on anniversaries or having it dyed to be a tad more versatile year-round haha.  For now though, it’s currently shoved in my closet :/

    Post # 65
    Hostess
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i cannot remember if i answered here…but I will be dying my dress to a different colour to use it as a formal wear dress for fancy galas here in Toronto (i Will just have to convince my Fiance to take me out to fancy places more…lol). My dress is being made so I already talked to the designer about changing the colour affter…

    Post # 66
    Hostess
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i cannot remember if i answered here…but I will be dying my dress to a different colour to use it as a formal wear dress for fancy galas here in Toronto (i Will just have to convince my Fiance to take me out to fancy places more…lol). My dress is being made so I already talked to the designer about changing the colour affter…

    Post # 67
    Member
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m getting mine shortened and dyed and will wear it on my one year anniversary. 

    Post # 68
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I thought I’d be really sentimental about my dress and want to keep it. Then I took the following things into consideration before selling it:

    1) I’d probably never wear the dress again and since it was really fitted, I don’t think I’d ever fit into it on my ten or twenty year anniversary.

    2) It’s pretty doubtful that if I have a daughter she’ll want to wear my dress. There’s no way I would have ever wore my own mother’s dress…ew! Styles change a lot over the years.

    3) It took up SO MUCH CLOSET SPACE. We don’t have a very big place and I really value my closet space plus I hate hoarding things.

    4) I didn’t want to pay to have it dry-cleaned and preserved.

    5) The money – I got a really excellent deal on my dress (paid $350 for a $1000 dress) and sold it for the same price I paid for it.

    Post # 69
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    1412 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    I would think it a shame to deny another bride the opportunity to wear it, instead of having it sit somewhere for an eternity, lifeless and denying one’s happiness. My maternity alterations were ever so slight and easily reversible, so up for sale she will go. 🙂

    Post # 70
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Mine is short, so I get to wear it again 🙂

    Post # 71
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Gosh, I was adamant about selling it even during the final fittings, and now to think I’m not quite ready to sell it! Okay I’m still hoovering…*twirl fingers* 

    Post # 72
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    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    After my first wedding, I looked up different things to do with my dress and came across this site that made quilts out of wedding dresses. I thought it was such a great idea though I ended up donating it since…well it was my *first* wedding, ha. I’m already so attached to my dress for this wedding, so I can’t see myself parting with it. However, I don’t want it to just take up space in my closet or sitting in a box somewhere. The quilt thing is one option, but after reading what others are saying, I love the idea of playing dress up with it or altering it to be a “regular” dress to wear again and again.

    Post # 73
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d like to say I’m going to sell mine but I have a hard time even donating regular things to goodwill I get so attached. Most likely it’ll end up preserved in a box and maybe I’ll play dress up with it once in awhile. It’s up in the air if we’ll even have kids and I doubt it’ll be in fashion by then no matter how timeless I think it is now. Maybe someone I know will want to borrow it. I’m stuck between hating the idea of parting with it forever and having it sit in a box unused.

    Post # 74
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    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Meaningful to me and i’ll keep it forever. 

    Post # 75
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    7642 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I voted other. I saved it, but just for the memories, not for my daughters. I’ve never had any illiusion that my daughters would want it. Styles change too much, and as it’s turned out they’re both 4″ taller than me. If they want to cut it and incorporate it I’m not sure if I’ll let them.

    Post # 76
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I also love the idea of framing it. It would look beautiful in our house and being purple the colour would go too! 

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