Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What to do with a Wedding Dress?


So, something that has been on my mind lately is what to do with my wedding dress. I love it and am so glad we were able to spend a little extra money that we planned when Mom and I set out shopping.

However, I've been married for almost 5 years and obviously have no use for a wedding dress anymore. It's sentimental, but at the same time it has been in the closet and not been looked at more than once or twice since the big day. It needs some slight repair, I popped one of the shoulder straps towards the end of the day. And it obviously needs to be cleaned, but other than that it's beautiful.

Some people are able to wear their dresses again by just changing a few details. I don't attend the kind of event that I would need such a formal dress and it's a quite overwhelming amount of fabric.

I could sell it on eBay, or take it to a consignment shop, but I'd really like to do something a little more "good" with it.

Does anyone know of any organizations that do great things with used wedding dresses? I would love to support someone who helps others out in some way or the other, or who is doing good things for the environment. Let me know below.
Thanks!

3 comments:

judyschoon said...

Oh, that would be a great idea. Someone that can't afford such a beautiful dress. And it is funny...I just packed it in a rubbermaid container over the weekend to protect it...the slip too. Maybe I can ask Mary B, she is involved in an organization that gets nice clothes together for women who are trying to get back in the work force and cannot afford the clothes. I will pass the word, too. You were soooo beautiful that day and the dress was perfect. hugs mom

Kathy said...

I sent mine to Brides Against Breast Cancer: http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/ along with a couple of flower girl dresses with chocolate on them (we had a chocolate fountain, oops!) and a check to cover the dry cleaning.

Kathy said...

I sent mine to Brides Against Breast Cancer: http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/ along with a couple of flower girl dresses with chocolate on them (we had a chocolate fountain, oops!) and a check to cover the dry cleaning.