(Closed) What to do with my dream wedding gown

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you’re planning to start a family someday, you could hold onto the dress and use the skirt to make a skirt for a bassinette. Or if there’s not enough material for that, you could use the skirt material to have a christening outfit made.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I know someone who had her mother’s wedding dress (somewhat similar to yours) shortened and dyed. It was a great dress that she wore a lot – especially to weddings ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

peachypear – Your friend wore her old wedding dress to other weddings?  That seems so odd!  Did anyone ever get mad at her?  I remember reading an older board post about wearing white/ivory as a guest to weddings and people were quite miffed about it!  Did any mutual friends notice it was her wedding gown in a different color?  Just curious ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I think it was peachypear’s friend’s moms dress – if that makes sense! Seems like a great idea because my mom’s gown has been sitting in a closet, unused, for ages! Then again, it has poofy lace sleeves, maybe it’s better keeping baby in the corner closet ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congrats on your wedding! The gown sure is pretty!!! If you end up selling it let me know, although I have til 2010 to find a gown. (;, Good luck figuring out what to do!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am doing what Peachy suggested.  After my wedding I am planning to die and shorten my gown for all those anniversary dates and christmas parties ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds great and then you can keep reliving that special day!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think you should save it. If you plan on having children one day you can incorporate it into their wedding.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Quilt, baby blanket, hankerchiefs, alter it for an everyday/special event dress, donate it to brides against breast cancer. There are a few more here.

Personally, because it’s handmade, I’d think about preserving it for future family projects, weddings and events. Preserving it would prevent the yellowing that a lot of gowns get after a while, and it would be a great family story.

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