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Old Apr 2nd, 2015, 09:37 AM   1
Smile181c
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AFTER the wedding...


What do you do with your dress?!

I've been married over a year now and my dress is just sat in it's bag in the back of my wardrobe doing...well, nothing!

I don't particularly want to ruin it with a trash the dress type photoshoot and I'm not overly keen on selling it, but other than donating it to a charity shop what else could I do?

Must admit, I'm not handy with a sewing machine either, so changing it into something else isn't really an option either



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2015, 22:13 PM   2
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What do you do with your dress?!

I've been married over a year now and my dress is just sat in it's bag in the back of my wardrobe doing...well, nothing!

I don't particularly want to ruin it with a trash the dress type photoshoot and I'm not overly keen on selling it, but other than donating it to a charity shop what else could I do?

Must admit, I'm not handy with a sewing machine either, so changing it into something else isn't really an option either
We will have been married 1 year 10 days before our baby girl is due. Right now the dress is hanging in my closet. I intend to keep it. Maybe rewear it for an anniversary dinner, or on a second honeymoon. (We had a casual wedding, it's a simple white lace overlay dress.) Of course my little girl will have the option of wearing it as well, if she wishes to go the country casual route as well.



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2015, 04:51 AM   3
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Random from me sorry but my mum kept hers - 28 years old now and we are having it made into a Christening gown for any future grandchildren xxx



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2015, 05:08 AM   4
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Yeah I still have mine. Now I'm having a little girl I really don't want to get rid of it in case she wants it for something lol I don't think she'll want to wear it but I can maybe get some kind of keepsake made for her for whenever she does get married etc!



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2015, 05:37 AM   5
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Mines is on the back of a door too I am seriously considering donating it to a charity who would do this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...away-soon.html



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2015, 06:35 AM   6
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That's such a sweet idea!!



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2015, 13:33 PM   7
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I still have mine just shy of 3 years married now. I had mine preserved (I don't quite understand it but it makes it not turn yellow) and they put it 8in a display box. Not sure what I can do with it but I love my dress and want to keep it. I just have it in my closet.



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2015, 17:51 PM   8
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AtomicPink, that's beautiful. Love that she's had so much interest, so many people willing to donate.

I gave my first wedding dress away to Goodwill after I got divorced. My second wedding dress is much more casual. We were married in a courthouse. I'm keeping it and will wear it again.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2015, 09:00 AM   9
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Have you heard of gift of a wedding? They provide weddings free of charge for terminally ill brides/grooms. Everything is donated etc and they're building up a small collection of dresses so the brides have a choice. I think it's a lovely idea.

I've also seen a few companies that do keepsake bears made out of wedding dresses xxx



 
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