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Old 10-07-2019, 10:23 AM
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Hey all, my daughter isn't planning on wearing my wedding dress whenever she gets married.

So, I'm divorced and now it doesn't mean anything to me.



Has anyone sold or just got rid of your wedding dress? It needs to be cleaned as well. I just don't want it if my DD17 won't wear it. Also, it was 25 pounds ago for me.



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Old 10-07-2019, 10:33 AM
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This organization remakes wedding dresses into gowns for still born babies to be buried in.
https://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/pro...-gown-program/
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:40 AM
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I am registered to donate my beautiful dress to this wonderful group. They havent asked for it yet but I will be happy to send it when they do.

https://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/pro...-gown-program/

The Angel Gown Program provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services. This group uses donated wedding gowns which were sent to them from brides around the world. These beautiful burial gowns affirm the importance of the life of their child.
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It represents a happy day
Old 10-07-2019, 11:36 AM
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I would store it. Someday you might decide to look at it and reminisce
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:46 AM
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Mine went to a thrift store years ago in a flurry of cleaning out unused stuff. Never even tried it on again after the wedding, no one wanted it - so out it went. (It wasn't expensive). I don't miss the dress, and I'm still married to the same guy!

I need another one of those cleaning flurries!


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Old 10-07-2019, 02:26 PM
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I would cut a piece of it, lace, beaded, etc so your daughter has a piece of it to wrap around her bouquet. My friend did that and I wish I would have done the same with my momís dress.

You could do the veil if you want too.
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Bride purse
Old 10-07-2019, 02:36 PM
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I had a purse made out of a small piece of my dress for my daughter.
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I would suggest
Old 10-07-2019, 02:41 PM
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hanging onto it for a bit more. At 17 my DD just laughed at my dress. But now that she is 28 and getting married, she is thinking that she would like to look into remaking it, or using a part of it in a new dress. It may not happen, but I am glad that she is thinking about it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:42 PM
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My first marriage ended in an amicable divorce. (Yes, they exist.) I've kept that dress bc my sisters made it. One did the beadwork. Another did some embroidery inside the bodice to honor our late mother and grandfather, and my thrid sister did the actual cutting and sewing.

My second and final marriage was great! I found my dress off the rack for $30. I donated it to the Cinderella Project in my town. They match underserved young ladies with "the dress" for prom/homecoming.

I sold my shoes, wrap, and hairband (no veil) on Craigslist. We also sold our arched thingy from teh altar area, silk flowers and garland, half our candleholders from the tables, 3 wreaths we made for the hall's big doors, floral arrangements from the bathrooms, our card/giftcard envelope basket...We made almost $500 back from our $3,500 wedding. Not too shabby!

If I were you I would make some kind of little hanky, bouquet wrap, dollar dance purse, ring bearer pillow, or something from your dress for your daughter. If we were having kids, I would've done something similar.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:41 AM
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It was a rough marriage for a long time. It's taking up room and it's nothing I want to look at later.



I haven't tried it on in over 5 years.

He is already with someone and probably married, but we haven't been able to get an answer. He won't admit there was someone there before I left. I know there was. His best friend told me.



Believe me, if I want to look at it, I will look at pics. Other than that, I'm okay.

Thank you for your encouragement.


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Old 10-08-2019, 07:47 AM
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I did get rid of a lot of my dress parts. My poofy part that goes under the skirt, the shoes and the girdle thing.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:09 PM
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If it doesn't hold good memories for you, it probably won't for your daughter either. I really don't think there is a market for out of date wedding gowns. Give it to one of those angel charities. If it did hold good memories, I would do as some others suggested, make a ring bearers pillow, a money bag, or something.
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