(Closed) What else is it good for?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Christmas tree skirt?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve seen a lot of ‘Trash the dress’ sessions where they don’t ruin the dress per se. You can do a ‘trash’ session and get the dress claned and still use it for a baby outfit or blanket.

You could maybe make a quilt out of the fabric or even make a different outfit for you.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m totally going to be a zombie bride for halloween. 🙂 I’ve also thought about curtains, or regifting the dress to my similarly sized SIL

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It pains me to think of cutting up my dress! But i probably will. I have two dresses now so I am def gonna shorten one to tea length and wear it out!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Darling Husband is after me cut it off and make it tea length and have it dyed black, I don’t think so.  The other ones that I had bought or had given to me are going to get donated.  I would love to do a christening gown or a blanket if we of the age to have more kids, I just think that is the sweetest thing.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m seriously considering donating mine to brides against breast cancer.  I know I wont ever need it again, and it feels wrong to me to trash it when I could donate it to a good cause.  However I’ll admit my dress was only around $500 because I bought the sample of a discontinued dress for over half off, so maybe I won’t have quite the attachment to mine as someone who spent thousands?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d maybe donate it (but mines a half price sample like @MrsNerdy: so maybe I’m just more open to it), cut it down to wear as a knee-length dress, make a ring pillow for friends/family/kids to use in their weddings, make a baby christening outfit or blanket, or be sure to save scraps to use for my daughters’ or DILs’ bouquet wraps. I still have a while to figure out what I’d like to do with it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think there’s something to be said for saving your dress. I can’t say how friggen amazed I’d be to see either of my grandmother’s or great grandmother’s dresses in person. I highly doubt anyone will want to use my dress but I’d be happy to lend it out to a family member or friend who’s interested or on a budget. Also, my grandmother was just recently buried in her wedding gown. There’s something incredibly romantic about what you wore on your wedding day. But if you feel no emotional attachment to things than trash away. I think those pictures are pretty cool. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My friend did the christening gown for her kids, all three wore the same one, and then she made handkerchiefs for her two boys for their wedding day and a small purse for her daughter to use on her wedding day.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Phofe2774:  Love this idea – very sweet!

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