Contemplating what to do with your wedding dress after the confetti has settled?
After putting months or maybe even years into planning your gown, many dreams of how it will look and more than likely a huge chunk of cash on purchasing this one off item you may be finding it hard to think of what to do with all that emotion drenched satin and lace after wearing it for your special day.
Here’s a list of some ideas –
Preserving your wedding dress is a wonderful way to keep the memories of your special day alive. Lovingly wrapped and boxed for you to take a sneak peak whenever you feel for years to come.
Selling your dress has become ever more popular with the price of weddings being rather costly its a good way to recoup some of the well spent money but do bear in mind most will only sell for a quarter of the original price maximum so don’t feel insulted if you don’t get offers for the amount you was expecting.
Donating your dress is a lovely and heartfelt way for your dress to live another day. Illness and tragedy unfortunately strikes many and this can often lead to financial burdens on families. There are charities set up that help those in need to have a wedding day they would otherwise never be able to afford through the help of donations from the public.
Frame it – if you have a large enough blank wall it would make a spectacular artwork.
Turn it into a cocktail dress, a seamstress could alter your gown, would make a nice addition to your wardrobe for that anniversary dinner.
Save for a christening gown, this is rather a traditional one and really rather sweet, to use the material from your wedding dress for your children’s christening gown, producing an heirloom that could span generations.
Trash the Dress / Rock the Frock what better way to end your wedding day journey than to go crazy with the dress, all that pent up stress involved in arranging ones wedding day to be released in one uber photographic session of you rocking out heavy metal style in your beautiful, pristine, please do not touch wedding dress. We’re talking paint balling sessions, jumping into the sea, slopping through mud, rolling in the hay and ultimately having a good time, making some amazing memories / photographs in the process. (I rather like the idea of this!)
Whatever you decide to be the legacy of your dress it is sure to remain fondly in your heart forever more.
We would love to hear what you have planned for your wedding dress, please leave your comments below.
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