Post # 1
So I was reading a few moments ago about what some folks choose to do with their dress after their wedding. Some were doing “trash the dress” shoots, some choose to have it preserved or save it and other were even having their dress converted into a dress they could wear again.
What do you Bees plan to do with your dress after the wedding? We are not having any children to save it for, but I could see myself possibly donating it.
ETA: so I didnt realize I could add more options to the poll and now I went and screwed it up trying to.
Post # 3
I’ve thought about donating it. It’s still sitting in my closet. I thought about doing a “trash the dress” session on our 1 year but I will have just had a baby so I doubt I would fit. haha I think donating it is great!
Post # 4
I had mine preserved and it’s displayed in a box. Even if that box just sits in a closet for twenty years, I’m still glad that it’s something I will have forever. Not sure if it matters, but my dress was fairly “cheap” — only $600 so it’s not like I have some $5000 beauty shut up in cardboard.
Post # 5
I thought about donating it, but my husband does not want me to get rid of anything I wore during the wedding. I’m sure none of my future children (if we have any) will want to wear it, SOOOO basically it just takes up most of one our guest closets.
Post # 6
I am planning on dying it (or having it professionally dyed) and wearing it as a nice occasion dress in the future. It’s already a fairly casual knee-length dress (vintage looking) and the company sells it in many other colors.
I’ll give it a shot — I won’t wear it if it remains white.
I may even fabric paint polka dots on it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
@OtterHalf: It’s funny the things they care about, isn’t it? I discussed the option of selling my dress after the wedding, and my FH was vehemently opposed to it.
That said, he’s promised to allow me to display it in my closet.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I will preserve it for a while I think. I’ll decide what to do with it after. I would love to keep the dress for the future, hoping my daughter will wear my dress. However, I know that may not be feasible, she may want her own dress.
But my heart is really leaning towards donating it. I’m a previous cancer survivor from 1997 and in 2008 lost my house in a tornado, losing all my belongings. Having lost everything I sensibly cannot fathom keeping a dress I will never wear again, and that I may end up losing again in another tornado, or a house fire, or a flood. I would LOVE to donate the dress and have proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a child who has a terminal disease have a wish fulfilled or the proceeds go to childhood cancer research or even go to a bride who may have lost her dress in a fire, tornado or flood.
Post # 9
@badabing88: We are planning to have children, but I don’t envision my daughter would want to wear my dress (besides, I’m hoping for a son and that would just be awkward :P). I sure wouldn’t want to wear my mom’s dress.
We have decided to do a TTD shoot on our weddingmoon. I might as well get the most out of the dress that I can and a lot of TTD pictures are stunning. I hate dust collectors, so I would rather not have it hanging around in my closet.
Post # 10
@iarebridezilla: How does it get preserved? I’m assuming that prevents the wonderful yellow colour that happens over time? I do like the idea of a shadow box, but I feel like pictures of me in the dress will be enough – I don’t need the actual dress.
Post # 11
@badabing88: I would love to have donated my dress, but I can’t bear to part with it! I cried when I had to take it off that night, and I can’t imagine doing anything but letting it continue to hang in my closet. I have no real reason to think my daughter will want to wear it (if we have a daughter), but if she does, I’ll be more than happy! I may decide to wear it when we renew our vows. We’re planning a 10 year vow renewal.
Post # 12
I’ll probably wear mine to the grocery store and out on errands for awhile 😀 Kidding….maybe.
Post # 13
Other for me. I’m going to be framing it 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
How is selling it not an option?
Post # 15
i also think of this one often, i will never wear it again, even for a 25yr renewal, it probably wont fit then. i would like to have it framed full length displaeyd on a wall….what he has stupid football jerseys everywhere why cant i have something that means so much to me hanging on the wall…http://www.casasugar.com/Frame-Wedding-Dress-19822741
Post # 16
My dress is preserved until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’m leaning towards donating it but until I figure it out, it’s sitting in it’s nice box in my closet.