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What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day


My wedding dress, it’s the most glamorous, most meaningful, and most expensive piece of clothing I have ever owned—and the bittersweet truth is I’ll get to wear it for only one day.

I wish I could throw it on a mannequin and stare at it every day for the rest of my life, or better still wear it to every owambe I’ll be invited to for the rest of my life…

What do brides do with their wedding gowns after the wedding? It’s a shame to spend all of that money and not know what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding day. I spoke to some friends who said their dress is just sitting in their cupboard nothing has been done because they don’t know what to do.

The most obvious choice is to do nothing with your wedding dress, after spending loads of money this would be a shame because it may seem like a waste at the end of the day. Men are lucky; they get to re-use their suits over and over again.

A lot of women because of sentiment don’t mind hanging onto their dress and doing nothing with it forever, but there are also women who are learning that afterwards it is possible to sell it on. If you spent a lot of money on your dress then you might want to earn some of that money back.

Another idea is deconstructing the dress; you may ask a tailor to create separate outfits out of your dress. I plan to use my lace veil to make a christening gown for my babies.

Or better still, you can also donate your dress to a charity or bride to be who cannot afford a dress.

What did you do with your wedding dress after your big day?


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