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Bubnomore Sun 06-Dec-20 00:46:53

Hello,

I’m thinking about getting my wedding dress put in a deep picture box to display as I can’t think what else to do with it

Would appreciate any tips and/or details of who you used to do it.

Thanks!

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Titsinknicks Sun 06-Dec-20 01:07:08

...would you put this on your wall??

Bubnomore Sun 06-Dec-20 09:33:21

Yes, thinking of displaying on a wall near the main bedroom.

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FelicityPike Sun 06-Dec-20 09:34:49

I think that’s a bit much 🤔

FamilyOfAliens Sun 06-Dec-20 09:38:05

If you’re only planning to frame your wedding dress and put it on your wall because you “can’t think what else to do with it”, rather than because you genuinely love the idea, why not donate it to a charity shop?

That way you support a charity and help someone who can’t afford to buy a wedding dress.

Nymeriastark1 Sun 06-Dec-20 09:42:43

A framed white dress on a wall would freak me out a bit. If I wasn't expecting it in someone's house, at first glance I would probably think there was a ghost floating towards me or something. Sorry op just not my cup of tea.

DrDetriment Sun 06-Dec-20 09:47:13

Sounds a bit wierd I'm afraid. Why not just keep it in a dress bag in your wardrobe and get it out occasionally if you want to look at it. Having it hanging on the wall is all a bit Miss Havisham.

GerardWay123 Sun 06-Dec-20 09:47:30

How long ago did you get married? I'm sure your wedding dress is beautiful but they don’t look the same hanging up.

doodleygirl Sun 06-Dec-20 09:49:48

I have my great great great grandmas simple dress framed. It looks fab.

FamilyOfAliens Sun 06-Dec-20 09:52:05

Nymeriastark1

A framed white dress on a wall would freak me out a bit. If I wasn't expecting it in someone's house, at first glance I would probably think there was a ghost floating towards me or something. Sorry op just not my cup of tea.

A ghost? Really?

TinySongstress Sun 06-Dec-20 09:57:12

I suppose, partly, it depends what kind of house you live in. Sandringham? Fine. My 2 bed semi? Ridiculous.

Littlepies Sun 06-Dec-20 09:57:37

My friend has done this, but it’s only the top half she’s framed (the rest is hidden behind), so it’s much much smaller and it looks really nice on the wall. I donated mine to charity as it was taking up too much space!!

I donated mine to

daisypond Sun 06-Dec-20 09:59:26

Why not just have a nice photo of it instead?

Nymeriastark1 Sun 06-Dec-20 09:59:58

@FamilyOfAliens sorry did I say a floating dress mid air would resemble a ghost, my bad I meant to type floating toaster.

GerardWay123 Sun 06-Dec-20 10:01:30

Yes, keep it in a dress bag and wear it on your wedding anniversary (at home, obviously - you'd look daft in KFC). Then in years to come you might consider (I'm going to whisper this) having it 'remodelled' in some way. A Christening gown, a shorter dyed dress. You love it so try and make it, make memories for the next generation.

HotelliFinlandia Sun 06-Dec-20 10:06:37

Well OP, good thing you live in your house and can put whatever you want on your wall!!

I stayed in an AirBnB once that was a (large) family home. The owner's wedding dress was framed and on a wall that was at the end of a corridor going to the bedroom. It wasn't a public area of the home. It was actually quite nice! I'd never have thought about doing that but it's something so personal, it's nice. However, it'd be way OTT if it was anywhere public. Part of what was nice to me was that like the couple's secret.

Hayeahnobut Sun 06-Dec-20 10:06:56

If you want to do this, you'd need to get a conservation framer, and it won't be cheap. Even then make sure it's not near any damp source, or it will get mouldy.

Regularsizedrudy Sun 06-Dec-20 10:07:21

...it’s a bit great expectations isn’t it?

JanetPudding Sun 06-Dec-20 10:10:05

I've seen this on Instagram but never in real life. A quick Google finds this - https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/bridalwear-articles/wedding-dress-framing-how-to-frame-your-wedding-dress-amp.html - with the company being promoted starting at £900.

TiredMummyZZZ Sun 06-Dec-20 10:31:35

I was a bit unsure what to do with mine but I found somewhere online that cuts the dress up and makes napkins/ a little tablecloth/ teddy’s etc so with mine I’ll be having teddies made for my daughter and some fancy napkins. Just an idea if you’re open to other suggestions.

TiredMummyZZZ Sun 06-Dec-20 10:34:15

Nymeriastark1

*@FamilyOfAliens* sorry did I say a floating dress mid air would resemble a ghost, my bad I meant to type floating toaster.

gringringrin

Ifailed Sun 06-Dec-20 10:35:48

Is your husband going to do the same for his suit?

FamilyOfAliens Sun 06-Dec-20 10:36:47

Nymeriastark1

*@FamilyOfAliens* sorry did I say a floating dress mid air would resemble a ghost, my bad I meant to type floating toaster.

Still not sure why something attached to a wall would appear to you to be floating in mid-air, but each to their own, I guess.

Misandrylovescompany Sun 06-Dec-20 10:39:07

Blimey. That’s even worse than my cousin who puts her wedding dress on every year on their anniversary and makes her husband watch their full wedding video 😂😂😂

Bit Miss Haversham isn’t it ?

IdblowJonSnow Sun 06-Dec-20 10:40:36

I love wedding dresses and would be delighted to see this is anyone's home regardless of country pile or one bed flat!
Go for it OP! It's very niche, I'd just contact some local joiners?

I'm always looking at my wedding dress, which I'm saving to pass on even if as just a keepsake. Sadly too small for me now!

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