What to do with the dress after the wedding?
Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:54 PM
Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:18 PM
I hadn't really thought about it, but I'm almost positive I'll sell mine. There are a lot of brides who can't afford full price for these gorgeous gowns, and I'd just as soon help one of them out while helping US come back a bit from all the wedding expenses.
I do love the idea of altering it to a cocktail dress and using the left over fabric for a christening gown. If we were having any more, I'd definitely think of doing that!
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:08 PM
I think I will probably keep it for awhile. It just seems so sentimental. I dunno, maybe I'm weird But my Mom died when I was young, so I never had any of her stuff when I grew up... I think that's why I'd like to hold onto it, so if I have a daughter she could at least see (and maybe laugh by that time! lol!) what it was like and use/incorporate parts of it if she chose to do so...
Hrmmmm... very good question!
I do know I will wear it a second time for my AHR. Excited about THAT!
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:21 PM
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:49 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:00 AM
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:51 AM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:19 AM
I called a dry cleaning place and the base quote for any bridal dress was $165 and then extra if it has a train, or is silk/satin/whatever, extra if it has lace, extra if it has beading, yada yada yada...ugh it just makes me so stinkin' mad! lol /rant off
Anyhoo, I love your ideas Seaprincess! Very creative, especially the cocktail dress/christening gown...I love it. When my mom divorced my dad, she kept her first wedding dress and cut it up and sewed it in to a first communion gown for my sisters and I, I thought that was pretty creative as well!
Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:40 AM
After that, I am undecided. FH and I do not plan on children, and passing it on to nieces who might want it is iffy, especially since it looks like they are all going to end up being taller and bigger than me (The dress is a street size 0-2).
And ladies, don't forget that if you gift it to charity, you do get a tax deduction if you itemize, which can sometimes be better than selling it, especially if you have costly and unique gown that isn't necessarily going to have a ready market.
What I will probably end up doing is try to sell mine first. If I don't sell it at the price I am after, I will donate it and get the tax deduction. I figure that if I don't get a price that is at least as good as the actual value to me of the deduction, off to charity it goes.
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