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Do you keep your wedding dress for ever? Should I? I'm looking at it now and it has been 11 years since I last put it on....

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PrincessPeaHead Sat 02-Aug-08 10:50:30

Should I re-wrap it and keep it or what? Hmmm

RubySlippers Sat 02-Aug-08 10:52:16


i have mine hanging in the loft

it is daft, i will never wear it again but the sentimental side of me CANNOT bear to part with it

OTOH, i think there is a charity shop which takes them and sells them on

MrsJohnCusack Sat 02-Aug-08 10:58:57

keep it
if for no other reason than that your daughters will love trying it on in the future

SorenLorensen Sat 02-Aug-08 11:00:36

My Mum still has hers (they have been married 44 years this year) - I didn't have one (got married naked).

Kimi Sat 02-Aug-08 11:02:52


crokky Sat 02-Aug-08 11:15:03

I would give it to charity shop/eBay. Just my opinion, but it's the person you married that's important, not the stuff that went with it. I am very minimalist though!

PrincessPeaHead Sat 02-Aug-08 11:35:56

I have got 2 daughters.... it is very beautiful (Catherine Walker) but I'm just slightly wondering WHY I'm keeping it.

I suppose they might like to try it on, but I don't suppose either of them will get married in it....


Pinkchampagne Sat 02-Aug-08 11:39:20

My mum asked if she could chuck mine away as it's in her wardrobe. Don't feel very sentimental about it as my marriage ended 2 years back, but chucking it seems like a waste of a nice dress!

Uriel Sat 02-Aug-08 11:39:39

I'm in the same situation, although 17 years for mine! I've made up my mind to pass it on to a charity shop now, though. If they still want it.

MrsJohnCusack Sat 02-Aug-08 13:02:10

I could NEVER give/throw mine away. It was designed and made for me by a fashion designer friend who specialises in wedding dresses (rather posh ones). We chose all the silks together in the Indian shops in Southall. It's special

(but I am a sentimental old baggage and a hoarder so am only ever going to have the KEEP IT view)

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