(Closed) Will you be keeping your wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you going to keep your wedding dress?

    Yes

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    Not sure

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Carolsays:  I cut my dress and I’m using the materials for crafting.

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Carolsays:  Well… yes and no, I live abroad and didn’t want to heft all that back with me so I sent it home with my parents. I don’t plan to get rid of it (it was too cheap to bother reselling and likely too non-traditional to donate) but I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it yet. 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee

    With Times being so tuff I want to give another bride her dream wedding ;–)

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i am using my great grandmother veil as the covering for my chuppah. i’m glad my mother held on to it.

    i am going to keep my dress.  i wore my mother’s dress as dress up when i was young.  it was a simple A-line dress with 1inch straps.  when i had trouble finding a prom dress many years ago, we were going to dye it and alter it to fit me. i ended up finding a dress.

    i would want to keep my dress for my daughter.  it can always be repurposed.

    i read about a mother who made christening outfits for her children out of her wedding dress.

     

    Post # 21
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Nope. I don’t see the point. I’d feel much better giving it away to another bride for free or trying selling it. IF I have daughter, not only will styles change and I don’t want her to feel any pressure to use my dress. Her day should be about her vision entirely. 

     

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee

    Although it’s a lovely idea in theory, I didn’t want to pressure my future daughter (if I have one) to wear my dress/feel guilty if she doesn’t want to. I know I have a different sense of style than my mom, and chances are my daughter will have a different style than me – and that’s totally ok!

    I decided to sell my dress and make another bride with a limited budget really happy – she got a designer gown for 1/3 of the retail price, and she was so thrilled. She hugged me and got emotional and we shared a really nice moment. Made me super happy to help her out.

    Post # 23
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I plan to resell or donate. Not sure yet. I’m not going to keep it, though.

    Post # 24
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    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @thenextmrsi:  it was Adrienne Maloof, of real housewives of Beverly Hills fame. She’s also getting divorced. Woops. gorgeous idea!

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @MsGinkgo:  I feel the same way.  Normally I’m a super practical person but for some reason I just don’t want to get rid of my dress.  Maybe it’s because I spent a good chunk of money on it and I don’t feel that I’ve kept it around long enough to justify it. 

    My mom made hers into a halloween costume for me one year.  I know a lot of women turn theirs into baptism gown or whatever but we’re not religious so that’s not an option.

    I’ll probably keep it for awhile for sentimental reasons.  I do like the idea of turning it into something for my future kids.  We’ll see.  For now it’s in a bunch in my closet.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My dress wasn’t that expensive and is a mass produced, non-designer.  I have another one that’s mass produced, non-designer so I’m thinking about donating them.  Or maybe keeping the one I’m planning on wearing and selling/donating the other.  Not sure yet.

    Post # 27
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    1541 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My dress was only about 700 bucks and it was a private designer (not a well known one) so i planned on just keeping it cus i knew i wasn’t going to get much for it anyway so i’d rather just keep it. But I had a outdoor wedding and when the wedding was over the dress was filthy so i had to get it cleaned. It didn’t feel right to just throw it out! It was like 130 to just clean it or 150 to clean and preserve it too so thats what i did. Now i have a nice box and i’ll just keep it in there and if in 20 years my daughter wants it, it’ll be there for her in good condition.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Carolsays:  I feel the same way. My mom kept her dress and, 35 years later, it is sitting in a bag at my grandmother’s and it is yellow. I would never wear it and I know my sister probably wont either. Im going to convince my mom (or grandma, actually) to get rid of it so I wont have to feel bad later on.

     

    I’m going to sell or donate mine.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    on a side note i saw on the news that a bride called 911 because her wedding dress was stolen out of her car on her wedding day! And the operator just happened to have gotten married a few months earlier and was the right size so she gave her her dress and rushed it to her so she had it on time. So sweet!

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Carolsays:  I will keep my gown.  I ended up buying five total dresses, and I already resold the other four (they were budget, so easy to resell online).  My Mother-In-Law recently pulled out the gown (well pieces) that her Great-Great-Grandma wore.  I think that was pretty neat and made me want to keep mine.  I don’t plan on having any kids, so it’s not to save for my daughter or anything.

    Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wanted to sell or donate mine, but DH insisted that I keep it (hes’s the sentimental one in our family). I’m hoping to repurpose it someday – maybe into baby blankets or some type of keepsake.

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