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What did you do with your Dress AFTER?

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#1 MagsieMexico

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    Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:34 AM

    So, today I will receive my cleaned dress packed in a box. What do I do now?
    I live in a tiny flat in london, nowhere to put it, and let's be honest, i'm not going to use it again. But I do love it...

    Should I donate it to charity?
    Should I keep it?
    what did you guys do?
    Margaret & Eric

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:37 AM

      I need to do something with mine too. It has been in the closet for months. I think donating it is a nice idea :)

      #3 PaulaV

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        Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:16 AM

        I have not cleaned mine yet eventhough the TTD kind of took care of that.

        I am going to keep mine and put it on every once in a while, grab a beer and sit and watch TV.

        Oh! Almost forgot I will also be wearing yellow dishwashing gloves, right Jilly?

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:21 AM

          I tired to sell mine, but with no luck. I think I'll keep mine and make something out of it when I have children. I might donate it if the right person comes along. Let's face it, I'm sure our future children will not want to wear our out of style dresses, and that's if you have a girl and they are the same size as you.

          #5 Helen_S81

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            Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:10 AM

            My dress is in the basement in a rubbermaid bin along with a bunch of other stuff I keep for sentimental reasons. I had grand ideas of using it for something but haven't done anything with it in 27 years, except wash it after the ceremony. I offered it to Katie and her reaction was "It has sleeves!" :)

            And, btw I can still get it on although it is a bit tight through the chest and waist :)

            #6 Christine

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            Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:20 AM

            I just had my mom send it to her house in San Diego, she has more closet space and storage space than I do (I actually have two dresses). I tried to sell the one I didn't wear but got nothing so I might donate the one I didn't wear and keep the one I did for my daughter to play dress up in, I am sure she won't want to wear it.
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            #7 Spazz

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              Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:22 AM

              I was planning to sell or donate it. But my mom suggested that I keep it and have my children's christening gowns made out of it, so I may do that instead.

              #8 Maura


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              Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

              Originally Posted by PaulaV
              I am going to keep mine and put it on every once in a while, grab a beer and sit and watch TV.

              Oh! Almost forgot I will also be wearing yellow dishwashing gloves, right Jilly?
              i second that idea! (or maybe third, jilly?) haha. no seriously, my dress is my dream dress and although i got it at an amazing price, i dont think i could ever bear to part with it just to make more space in my closet. id rather get rid of something else if space needs to be made.

              #9 MelissaH

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                Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:01 AM

                Mine's sitting in the closet...I don't think I'm going to get rid of it because I feel weird about that...almost like it's bad lucky....I'll probably turn it into something else one day.

                #10 ErinB


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                  Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:15 AM

                  I haven't decided. I like the idea of donation, but I'm kind of a pack rat! I also still love to play dress up and I figure if I spend a grand on anything I should be able to use it more than once or twice!

                  A friend saved her dress and had her daughter's christening gown made out of the skirt. I really like that idea.

                  There is also a company that makes quilts out of you dress. I'll see if I can find the link!

                  Custom Wedding Dress Quilts, Wedding Dress Quilt

                  This was the first example through google search, but you get the idea!

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