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Marcia
Super August 2018 Manitoba

Wedding Dress After The Wedding

Marcia, on May 11, 2018 at 18:48 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 26
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What will you brides be doing, or have done with your wedding dress after your big day? I know getting it cleaned is the first thing. But will you be preserving it? Storing it? or Selling it? I might be premature to ask, but I always like to think ahead LOL! I'm undecided on whether I should sell it, donate it, or preserve it for one of my grandkids

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Latest activity by Tatiana, on June 15, 2018 at 18:02
  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
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    Thanks Erin
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    $150 is a really good price though it will also depend on the intricacy and detail of the dress if it's anything like other places. I think mine was over $200.

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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
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    Erin, how much was this service? I want to do the same and David's Bridal offering to do for $150. Trying to see if this is a good price? Thanks!

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  • Kay
    Devoted September 2018 Nova Scotia
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    I'm losing a significant amount of weight, so I think I'd like to keep it to try it on again when I am smaller just to see the difference. I probably will have it used to make something else after that. Patchwork quilt, turn it into a stuffy (penguin for me), or have it completely redone into a short dress and dyed (my dress would work perfectly for this!)

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  • Taylor
    Frequent user June 2018 Ontario
    Taylor ·
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    I want to clean and store my dress. Any recommendations in Ottawa/Kingston area for where I should take it?
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  • R
    Newbie July 2018 Saskatchewan
    Rachelle ·
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    Custom framed shadow boxes are beautiful
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  • Gabbie
    Newbie June 2019 Nova Scotia
    Gabbie ·
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    My cousin saved her wedding dresses, which is a blessing to me since I will be using the one she used for the reception haha Smiley smile I will return it to her afterwards. She had hers cleaned and preserved.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I got mine cleaned and preserved.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I'm probably just going to keep it.

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  • Shelly
    Curious June 2019 Ontario
    Shelly ·
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    Mine will be donated to The Bride Project. They will resell it and the proceeds will go to cancer research. Smiley smile
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    My dress is hanging out in a closet at my father-in-law's house! I don't want to get rid of it but I'm still not sure what I want to do with it Smiley shame

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  • Marie-Claire
    Devoted August 2018 Quebec
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    I honestly don't know what I'll do with it. It took me 10 years to give away my high school prom dress, so I suspect I'll want to keep it for a while too.

    It might stay at my parents' house at first, since I'm not really planning to bring it with me on my honeymoon.

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  • J
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
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    What is that? Never hear of it.


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  • Kayla
    Devoted September 2017 Alberta
    Kayla ·
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    Mine is still hanging in the closet downstairs.

    Hasn't been touched since the day of the wedding, 9 months ago.lol

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  • Krista
    Frequent user July 2018 Alberta
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    I think i'm going to sell it right away.... off like a band-aid!


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  • Jessica
    Super March 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    So far I have kept my dress, and I am not ready to part with it just yet. I did the same for my grad dresses though and eventually ended up giving them away for others to use it. I am definitely getting it dry-cleaned and then probably keep it for a few years until I am ready to part with it.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    I'll probably save my dress just based on the fact that I will have to alter mine so much that it would be hard to find someone who would want it - as well I just can't wrap my head around someone using "My" wedding dress.
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  • M
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
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    I was going to keep it and possibly make something out of it. My unmarried sisters are different sizes. Friend might need it. Some people make lingerie. Might make a pillow.

    Lots of possibilities
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
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    I'll be dropping it off at a bridal consignment store! Smiley smile

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  • Rachel
    Curious May 2018 British Columbia
    Rachel ·
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    I will keep it and put it away in a box, for my 3 year old daughter when/if she ever gets married. I think it could be an amazing family heirloom to pass on.


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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    I think I’m going to keep it. Not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I won’t be ready to part with it!
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  • Lyla
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
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    Originally I planned on selling mine but I’m 5 foot nothing and my fiancé thinks I should keep it.. so I think I’ll hold onto it and be that crazy wife that pulls it out every anniversary 😆
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I’m short so not too many brides will fit into my dress! I might try selling it but chances are it will just sit in my closet for years until my fiancé (by then husband!) tells me to get rid of it!
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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Probably take it to a second hand shop...BUT only after our first anniversary....just so I can wear it again
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
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    I want to take it on my honeymoon and walk I to the oven with it! (Just half way up my shins not too far I've heard horror stories) Would make for some great photos!!
    And then I will keep it and use material from the skirt to make baptism outfits for future children!
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    I’m selling it! Let another bride get a great deal on a dress!
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