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Anyhoo- my wedding dress is coming up to 30 years old- and I'm still with DH. It's in a box in the spare room and as we are having a massive clear out ( modern house not much storage space) I am - again- wondering 'what do I do with this dress'?
I don't have terribly sentimental feelings over it though it is a nice white frothy dress. It can't be altered into an evening/ party dress. My DD is unlikely to want to wear it if she ever marries. It might be dressing up fodder for any grandchildren in years to come. I might look at it if I get to 90 and am in a nursing home.
But apart from that?
Would you keep it and why? And if not- just bin it, Ebay it- what?
Have kept it. Unlikely to ever be worn again couldn't fit into it now. No idea what to do with it wish I had not been so sentimental and had sold it in first year or 2 when it would have had some value. Suspect that one day it will be one of the ones you see on a charity shop mannequin.
Agree Mine has been lugged from house to house still in original box. I keep thinking maybe one day someone will be saying 'this is what great great great granny wore ...' but maybe I'm being silly and they'll just bin it.
I got rid of mine a few years ago. I'm not sentimental about stuff so it really didn't bother me. I gave mine to a charity shop. It is definitely the right style to be one that you see on a mannequin - puffy sleeves big skirt, totally 90's!!
have kept mine as I wore my mums wedding dress - Its our 30th wedding anniversary in Sept and my mum married in 1959 so I feel I should keep it. Its a beautiful classic style, absolutely no frills, guipore lace all over, fitted - no i couldn't fit into it ! but its timeless.
I've still got mine- but then again I only married 3 weeks ago I had thought about selling it since I won't need it again and I'm not overly sentimental, but it got so dirty from the grass and the dancefloor that I don't think it's worth it really. I'll probably keep it in the loft for a while and then down the line dry clean and donate it.
Mine is at my Mum's, along with both of my sisters' dresses. I was the last to get married of us three and she tried to convince me to wear one of their dresses instead of buying my own! I really wanted something new and have complete choice over it (legacy of having lots of hand-me-downs as a child)...so I wouldn't expect any younger relatives to want it in the future. Don't think I'd bother keeping it if it was taking up storage space in my own home.
I have mine hanging in a bag on the end of the wardrobe. Can't imagine I will get rid of it anytime soon (been there for 12 years!) but it could be recycled into some very expensive burgundy velvet cushion covers .