What to do with your dress after the wedding?

My dress is still sitting in its bag, haven't gotten it cleaned yet:/ I had a hard time getting it pressed because of the fabric. Any suggestions on where to bring it?
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 6:49 am
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NicoleJuliette
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Hm, I'm sorry I won't be much help. I've been married for over a year and the dress is in it's bag hanging on a door. I'm going to be doing a TTD session though!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 6:56 am
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Im in the same place as Nicole lol Still in my closet and I really want to do a TTD.


If you go to a reputable dry cleaner they will be able to take care of your dress. I would either ask the boutique where you purchased your dress or ask another one for a recommendation. it should be cleaned, pressed and then boxed to retain shape (if done properly).


Good luck :)

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:16 am
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David's Bridal has a preservation kit where you put your dress in a prepaid mailing box and they send it back to you after cleaning and everything in a preservation box..

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:21 am
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Ha, I've also been married over a year and my dress is still hanging in it's bag in our office :) I've listed it for sale but nothing yet, and I'm thinking of doing a TTD. Honestly, I think selling it is your best bet, you won't get near as much out of it as you paid but it's something...and yes you may want to save for a daughter but styles will probably change and she may not want to wear your dress. I know I didn't want to wear the one that was offered to me!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:41 am
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a week after my wedding i took my dress and vail to get cleaned and they but it in a preservation box 

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:46 am
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No help here - almost 15 years later, it's still in the bag in the closet, LOL! (but I can still fit it :)

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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My DIL had a beautiful pillow and a baptism gown made out of it for her daughters (who she had later). It was beauiful!!!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm
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Thanks for all the reply's! I'm glad I'm not the only one who still has their dress in a bag in the closet. It would be fun to do a TTD and get to wear it one more time! I love the idea of saving it and eventually making something out of it for my daughter someday! Thanks for all the great ideas girls!
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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I'll likely hold on to it.. I've seen an idea online where you frame the dress (or a portion of it) with your monogram, wedding date, first dance lyrics, petals from your bouquet, etc. in a shadow-box type wedding display.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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hi...i've been married for years too..im wondering what to do with my dress until i decided to give it to my aunt who has a renting business of clothes and wedding entourage dresses..instead of keeping it forever on my closet, i think i made a very nice idea.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm
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I got my dress professional cleaned three weeks after our wedding and now it's hanging in my closet - really too bad for such a nice dress :( But I could not sell it at the moment, but maybe sometimes it will make another Bride happy. We will see if I'm able to sell it :/

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm
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Mine is still in the closet too! I want to sell it, but my Mom wants me to keep it, and after reading some of these, it might be a nice idea to make something out of it later for my daughter (if I have a daughter). Always a great post to see what others do!!

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:50 am
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Currently mine is in the closet, but I am taking it to my tailor to have it made into a cocktail dress for my 1 year anniversary and photo shoot. 

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:55 am

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