What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After The Big Day
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Are you stuck on what you should do with your gorgeous wedding gown, following the big day? Well, rest assured because we have provided you with a list of ideas to guide you through this tricky decision!
Box It Up
Whether you want it for yourself, or aiming to make it a family heirloom, getting your dress properly dry cleaned and boxing it up is the ideal way to ensure it is safely stored and will stay free from light damage, chemicals and insects. Once boxed, pop it away in a cupboard until you decide to take it out again. You may want to keep it for yourself or to pass onto the next generation of your family one day.
Sell It On
If your gown is taking too much space in your wardrobe, and you don’t think you’ll ever wear it again? If so, head to an online marketplace such as Still White and sell it! Join thousands of happy brides and make a profit out of your beautiful wedding dress.
Repurpose It For Your Child
An interesting and sentimental approach followed by more and more brides in recent times is using the tulle to make a headpiece for your child’s christening outfit, or even the entire christening gown! For a step further into the future, use it to create a garter or clutch for your daughter’s future big day.
The possibilities are endless for this one! Have it altered for a different event, use the fabric to make lingerie, dye your dress a different colour and re-wear it or cut it shorter!
Wear It On Your Anniversary
To add some romance, save your wedding gown and re-wear it again on your wedding anniversary. Whether it’s your 1st, 5th, or 10th year anniversary, surprise your loved one with the gorgeous gown that they watched you walk down the aisle in. (Warning: This one may be a tearjerker!)
If you don’t want to keep your gown, but also don’t feel the need to re-sell it, you could consider giving it to a charity of your choice. St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army and The Red Cross rely on donations to stock their second-hand stores, while profits go towards each individual charity.
Make A Difference
Angel Gowns Australia is a nationally registered non-profit organisation that uses the fabric of pre-loved wedding dresses to handcraft ‘Angel Gown garments’. These garments are either used as burial gowns for stillborn babies or transformed into tutus which are donated to children who are living with a serious illness.
If you are thinking outside of the box with your wedding gown, join the trend of having a professional photoshoot and trashing your wedding dress. Creativity is paramount for this one; the more adventurous, the better. Your photographer will certainly have some great suggestions for fun shots, but ideas include: