what do you do with your wedding gowns after the big day?

@tuffy999 (794)
Philippines
July 31, 2007 12:24am CST
i have been thinking what do brides nowadays do with their wedding gowns after the big day. do you keep it for posterity or give it away. i had big plans for mine, if i had a daughter i would like her to wear it on her wedding but i had a son, so when feeling that no daughter was coming and did not want to let it stay in the box collecting dust i donated it to the convent of mount carmel. the nuns dismantled it and made it into table cloths for the altar in their chapel and a lot of small things.
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@vialdana (69)
31 Jul 07
I didn't have a traditional wedding, but wore red and black velvet outfit which I still have. Sadly the skirt part of it is not in great condition any more (well I've been married 11 years and velvet wears very easily). I've not had kids, so will never have a daughter to pass it to, but I'd never get rid of it. It's too important to me.
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
yeah, the sentimental value attached to the dress.
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
i just keep mine in its original box and i'm planning to buy a multipurpose box to make it safe from dustmites. I also plan to have it wear by my daughter which fortunately is 8 years old only. I was thinking also if it is fashionable when that time comes.. maybe i just keep it for the meantime.
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@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
that's what i really wanted, my daughter wearing it on her wedding but i didn't have a daughter to pass it on and i just find it a waste to be left gathering dust with the beautiful lace and embroidery having brownish spots, finally decided to donate it. Make sure to air your wedding dress once a month and have it dry cleaned at least twice a year to avoid those yellow spots and it will preserve better.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
I actually just hired mine, I saw no use in it after the wedding day, it would be just taking up room in my cupboard..
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@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
that's being practical. i could have done the same thing but during my time it was unheard of renting a wedding gown.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 07
I was just wed 3 months ago and my wedding gown is still fresh..I'm planning to just keep them and when my future daughter will be getting married, then I'l probably ask her to wear my gown because it will definitely look beauiful on her (LOL!)
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• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Hmmmmnnn.... We got same plans, but I'm not yet married. But if ever, I want my daughter to have it. If I won't have a daughter I'll pass it to my son's bride...
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@maehan (1444)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Your plan is very cool and nice. For me ......... Wedding gown .... emmmh, ahr.... aaaaa... I don't have one. We did not have a wedding ceremony neither a wedding dinner. What we do? We just went to the Registry of Marriage, pay US$100 and make a vow in front of the officer, get the priest at the registrar be our witness. Then, we are marriage wearing Jean and T-shirt and NO wedding ring. Our friends said we are crazy couple. After more than ten years of marriage, we still unable to convince our children that we did not wear any wedding gown when they ask.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I am not married now, but I am planning to. I would probably try to sell it on Ebay or give it to a charitable organization.
• Canada
1 Aug 07
My sister's wedding gown is vaccume packed in a big box in Mom's closet. My fiance and I have decided that such a big gown for me is not practical, and I've also decided that I do not want to wear white!! I am going to choose a red dress that's nice and formal, and that I can AND WILL wear again. Instead of a tux, he is going to wear a black suit with a red tie to match my dress.