There are two types of women when it comes to getting married: those who want the most beautiful and expensive dress they can find, and those who are aware that they are going to wear it only once and thus don’t want to spend too much on it. Whatever classification fits you, let me give you the good news: you can always give it another use after the big day.
Whether you got married or you are about to do it, this article will be very useful. Forget about leaving your wedding dress abandoned in your closet or a box after the big day: there are many things you can do with it! So if you’re looking to give the dress a second life or even if you are willing to get rid of it, this article will guide you towards your objective.
You Once-Adored Wedding Dress, Now a Monster in Your Closet
It’s pretty common that, when choosing and buying your wedding dress, you felt absolutely in love with it and after wearing it on that special night, you just put it inside the closet and forgot about it, becoming a hunting monster every time you open the closet. Also, you probably feel guilty about having it there, getting older and older, and risking stains on it. Or maybe, you just feel bad about the idea of getting rid of it.
Well, the truth is, you are not going to wear your old wedding dress again, at least not exactly as it was originally, so forget about keeping it and start thinking of possible uses you can give to it, or simply selling it so that another woman can fall in love with it as you did.
In the following section, we will introduce you to a list of different ideas of what to do with your dress. Are you ready? Keep reading.
10 Thing You Can Do With Your Old Wedding Dresses
Here’s a list of different, creative things you can do things can do with your old wedding dress, so there’s no need to panic about what the dress’s destiny will be. This list will absolutely give you a solution, where it is by getting rid of it or reusing your wedding dress in many possible ways.
1. Recycle it
Don’t want to get rid of your dress? Want to keep wearing it? This is the best option for you. Give your old wedding dress a fresh style and keep wearing it! You can cut it to make it a knee-length summer dress, you can transform its leaves into spaghetti straps and have a beautiful beach dress and you can even remove any details if you feel it’s too much. White parties are becoming very trendy, so why not using your old friend?
2. Dye it
This idea applies only if your dress has a simple, subtle style. If that’s the case, you can always dye it with your favorite color and wear it on another occasion such as cocktail parties, a formal lunch, or, why not, a friend’s wedding! When dying, make sure you do it with some knowledge or could ruin it. This wedding-themed site could be useful.
3. Make it your anniversary outfit
If you feel bad when you think of modifying the dress or getting rid of it, then this is your best option. Reviving your wedding day by putting on the dress could be a romantic way of bringing it all back to your memory and will also let your partner know you love them.
4. Throw a wedding dress party
This one may sound crazy but, why not? It will indeed be lots of fun! Get your friends together and tell them to grab their old wedding dresses and put them on for your big, crazy wedding dress party. Dare to awaken all those wedding parties in just one!
5. Donate it
A beautiful way to give your dress a second life is by donating to a bride in need. Having a beautiful dress for the wedding is every girl’s dream, but unfortunately, not all of them can afford it. Brides Across America is a non-profit organization that gifts these dresses to people who truly deserve it.
6. Sell it
A classic and what probably most women do. If you could use some extra money, try this option is perfect. Check preownedweddingdresses.com, where for a small fee you can easily sell it!
7. Rent it
If you don’t want to get rid of your old wedding dress, another way of making some profit out of your dress is by renting it instead of selling it. In this way, you can keep receiving cash in exchange for a one-night rent.
8. Trash your dress
This option is only for those wild, bold women who want to do something crazy with their dresses. These days, it’s becoming more and more trendy to trash your wedding dress after using it at your wedding. Go for a “trash your dress” photoshoot and enjoy being covered in colored chalk. You can even ask your husband to join you!
9. Use its fabrics
If you love the fabrics you chose for your dress, why not using them for something else? For example, you can make a beautiful, delicate shirt you can wear on a summer day or at a birthday party. Depending on your dress’ style, there is plenty of things you can do with its fabrics, you just need to look for some inspiration on the internet.
10. Keep it for your daughter
If you have a daughter, you may want to keep it safe and neat. When she grows older and decides to get married, you can tell her you have a dress option for her. It would be lovely to see your child wearing that dress with the same excitement you did many years ago. And if not your daughter, why not your granddaughter?
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By M. Guillermina Bagilet