(Closed) What to do with the dress now that the wedding is over???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m planning on after my wedding doing a trash the dress session (not completely trash it though. I just wanna get it a wet and dirty, but it’ll wash out in the cleaners), then getting it preserved and I’m debating on if I want to sell it or not afterwards to one of those once worn websites. I might keep it for a bit because I love it though :/

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I definitely would do a trash the dress shoot. Check with your photographer and see if they would be willing to give you a deal. You never know… :o)

Post # 5
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did a trash the dress session on the beach. I didn’t trash my dress…but it got a little wet and sandy. I’m still going to have it cleaned and then thinking about…..donating it….or keeping it for when we have kids and making something for them as a baby out of it.

Post # 6
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can’t bear the thought of trashing my dress. Mine will be preserved and stored in my parents’ house.

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think I will trash mine, but I might do some kind of photo shoot with it.  I’ve seen anniversary shoots where people dress up in their outfits again on a one-year anniversary for example. This might be cool for us to do in our own city, since we will be in Hawaii for our wedding.

I will probably hang on to mine in case I have a daughter though and she wants to use it for something.  My mom rented her wedding dress, so I didn’t have that option.

Post # 8
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mr.LK and I are doing a day-after shoot next month (we didn’t schedule a lot of time for portraits on our wedding day because we really wanted to spend as much time as possible with our family and friends), then 2 of my besties and I are doing a TTD session together, and then I will donate it to Brides for Breast Cancer. So I will have oodles of dry cleaning bills, but it will be worth it to get to wear my dress 3 times and then to donate it to such a good cause.

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I had my gown preserved.  But, now I’m considering having it made into a Christmas tree skirt, decorative pillows, and/or a christening gown. 

Post # 12
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m taking mine to Rome on our honeymoon, we are going to have the pope bless our marraige and if you wear your wedding gown you get to sit in the front row of the newlywed section for him to bless you. After that? probably craigslist for $50. I wanna get rid of it. why keep it? If it had beautiful beading on it I would def make something out of it though…

Post # 13
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Uh, I’m selling mine. No sentimental attachment here. 

Post # 14
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

i will keep mine, you never know you can hold out hope… my mother still has hers but it is way to 70’s for me to ever have wanted to wear it…

Post # 15
645 posts
Busy bee

I love the idea of doing a trash the dress… then cleaning it and selling it. 

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