(Closed) what should i do with my wedding gown?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what should I do?
    dye it - you'll wear it to the next party event : (1 votes)
    3 %
    shorten it - no one will think an offwhite cocktail dress is bridey : (9 votes)
    29 %
    dye it AND shorten it : (12 votes)
    39 %
    clean it, stick it in a closet and forget about it : (5 votes)
    16 %
    other - and i'll tell you what : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    donate it

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think we require pictures to make this decision πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would do a “Trash the dress” session and then get it changed into a cute cocktail dress, but that’s probably b/c I’m planning on doing that with mine πŸ™‚

     

    Pictures!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    For an accurate opinion, I’ll need to see pics please.  πŸ™‚

    I definitely say no to cleaning it and sticking it in the closet though!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    i would love pix. but my first thought is to donate it as well. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like the idea of donating it πŸ™‚

    or show us pics so we can help!!!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Donating it to something like Brides for Breast Cancer is always nice… or if you were super sentimental, just keep it. Nothing wrong with that. Trash the dress always sounded like so much fun, though!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    if you want to dye it, make sure the fabric is dyeable before you get your heart set on that. A lot of chemically treated fabrics don’t accept dye well later. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I heard this somewhere else on the hive… Are you planning on having a family one day? I love the idea of saving my dress so I can cut it up & create baptismal outfits or baby bonnets for my babies… I think it would make a nice keepsake/ family heirloom. It’s gotta start somewhere– why not with you? πŸ™‚

    This would also still work if you choose to shorten it!!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    oo I love the neckline! I am picturing this as a cute short summer dress, maybe attaching a thin strap around your neck. I’m not sure about dying it…. maybe? But I think it’d be great in white too!

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Add a halter-like strap (like what CorgiTales suggested), and shorten it. I’d dye it too, if it can be dyed. Then it’s rewearable. πŸ™‚ But to clean it only to stick it in a closet and forget about it seems like a waste!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would keep it long and dip dye it. I *just* saw a nearly identical dress yesterday on the bcbg website (sigh – it’s gone already) and they dip dyed the bottom in mediterannean blue and the top in navy. It also had a sunshine yellow belt. It was stunningly beautiful! I wish I could find a photo.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    i tried that one on! i liked it.  It is very gown-y though, and I think it looks best white, the way it is.  I still say donate it, but if you want to make $, ebay.

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