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What to Do with Your Wedding Dress After the Ceremony

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What to Do with Your Wedding Dress After the Ceremony

There are many different things brides choose to do with their wedding dresses once the big day is over. After the guests have gone home, you have sent out all of your thank you notes and have gotten back from your honeymoon, you may be stuck with what to do with your dress. Do you want to commemorate your big day? Keep your dress forever? Repurpose it? There are so many options that sometimes it can be overwhelming. We have compiled a creative list of things brides can do with their dresses once the big day has come and gone.

Trash the Dress Photoshoot

A new trend in post-wedding photos is the ‘trash the dress’ photoshoot where the bride again dons her dress and gets a little dirty. Brides get muddy, get paint on their dresses and much more. Some even bring their husbands with them to get in on the fun, or do a trash the dress on their honeymoon. Share a kiss in your wedding clothing while waves crash around you on the beach for the perfect memorable moment.

Sell or Give Away Your Dress

If you want to recoup some of your money from your designer wedding dress and want to give someone else a great deal, there are several sites online where you can sell your dress for a small listing fee. This gives other brides to be a great opportunity to get the dress they want for a fraction of the cost.

You may also choose to donate your dress where it can then be sold and have the money go to a charity, or the organization will donate the dress for free to someone who otherwise may not be able to afford one. There are many different charitable wedding dress organizations across the world.

Save Your Dress

Some brides choose to have their dress professionally cleaned and then boxed up for safe keeping. This way, the delicate materials of the dress are protected and it can be used for display or storage. Brides can then pass on their dress to their daughter, cousin, niece or another family member if the opportunity arises. Many brides still honor the old tradition of saving their dress to pass down to someone else in their family.

Get Crafty

Some brides have that crafty nature to them and want to make something out of their dress after the big day. These can include a shadow box for decoration in a new home, a christening dress for a daughter, or even jewelry that holds a piece of the wedding dress within it. When brides wear a piece of jewelry that contains a portion of their wedding dress, it gives them the opportunity to relive their special day whenever someone compliments the jewelry. It is usually a necklace, however anything can be made if you are feeling up to it. There are also many tutorials online of how to turn your dress into decor or jewelry, and some companies specialize in modifying wedding dresses and making them into christening dresses and much more.

Another similar option is to have your wedding dress redesigned into lingerie to wear on your first anniversary. This way you will be able to wear your dress again (even if it is in another form) while celebrating your first wedding anniversary. If you do not feel comfortable making these modifications yourself, there are many companies who are able to create the lingerie out of the dress as well.

Whatever you choose to do with your dress, there are endless options and ways to remember your big day for years to come.

There are many different things brides choose to do with their wedding dresses once the big day is over.
What to Do with Your Wedding Dress After the Ceremony

About the Author: This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her on Facebook.

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About the Author: This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her on Facebook.

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What to Do with Your Wedding Dress After the Ceremony

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