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Audrey
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What are you doing with your dress after the wedding?

Audrey, on July 27, 2022 at 18:02 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 6
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I'm wondering what folks do with their dresses after the wedding? I'm not one to hang to things that I'll never use again... what's the point of paying to launder and store a dress I'll never wear again and don't have anyone who I can pass it down to (truly, I'm 51, and my stepdaughter is a very different body type than me, plus she'd likely wear something of her mother's if she was looking to do that). And yet... it seems crazy to think I'm going to just give it away. I've been looking into consignment stores and finding so far no one is interested due to it not being vintage, or being from David's Bridal, or just not accepting dresses right now. The one that I managed to get a high end estimate on pricing from quoted a price that when I get my 50% of the cut, would end up being equal to or less than the cost to dry clean.

What did you do with yours (or are planning to do)?

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Latest activity by Rayanne, on July 28, 2022 at 12:54
  • Rayanne
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    That's a great idea! I'll look into it.
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  • Audrey
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    I also found another charity that takes the dress without you having to dry clean it first (they'll take care of it) and proceeds go to cancer charity. It's called The Brides Project https://thebridesproject.com/

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  • Rayanne
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    I just hung mine up. I also don't want to pay to dry clean mine lol (it may cost me the same as the dress). I know my daughter will want her own dress one day. I may put it on marketplace for another bride to use if she wants. I don't expect to get make much for mine. I loved my dress. I may end up more or less giving it away. I'm just glad it didn't cost as much as some dresses....
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    My pleasure, seeing those other options that may be something I even might look into. I love giving back in some way and those great options to help a family in need.

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  • Audrey
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    Oh wow those are great options, thanks for sharing that info. I never thought of turning my dress into quilts or cushion covers, that could be a really nice way to hold onto it in some useful way. I will look into those charitable options as well, it would feel good to help others that way.

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    I see a lot of brides sell them on Market place, or do a damage shoot with them where they get a photographer and take pictures of them getting into mud pits. Some turn it into quilts, I'm thinking of turning mine into cushion covers for my bed. But it's all up to you. This place turns wedding dresses into bereavement outfits for babies. anayasproject.org, this company makes keepsakes and custom heirlooms with Donated dresses. evefoundation.org and here they help other brides find the perfect dress. Ginascloset.ca. So many options.

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