Divorced Women: What did you do with your wedding dress?

Aurify

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I don't want to keep it, throw it out, give it away, or sell it. Currently too cold to bury it in the backyard. Any other ideas? :P
 
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i'd sell it! one woman's trash could be another woman's treasure... not that your wedding dress is trash, just that you want to get rid of it! :biggrin:
 

papertiger

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It's a very good and interesting question :yes: I am sure it affects many women and women who have had to cancel plans too.

Personally, I would not want to keep it.

I think it would be great if you gave it to good-will/charity. Besides those very cheap imports that seem to be made from lining material. Lots of women could not hope to afford an average priced wedding dress. .
 

cherry21

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I'd sell or donate. I think I would love the idea that something that you might have a negative association with might turn into something thrilling and positive for someone with less resources.
 

Flip88

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Sell or donate. Let something good come from something bad. Up- cycling.
 

merika

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A friend was just starting out in the bridal dressing business and wanted a few gowns to rent to brides who couldn't afford to buy their own. I gave my dress to her.
 

HauteMama

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If you have children you could have pieces of it sewn into a quilt for them. Otherwise I'd donate or sell it. Someone would probably love to have it.
 

lorihmatthews

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It's been cleaned and in my mom's house, safe in its storage box. Out of sight, out of mind. Although I know sometime down the line I'll have to deal with it.
 

LeeMiller

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Unless you have a designer dress that has a good resale market I would just toss it out. These kinds of emotionally laid items are best dealt with in the simplest ways IMO.
 

Aurify

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It's not a traditional wedding dress - it's a black and red cocktail dress.

I'm tempted to write to the people of 'will it blend'...
 

EmmieB

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Sell it for money on ebay. Sell it for less money on local ad sites. Donate it to a good cause (would womans shelter accept it?). Pass it on to a distant friend. Create a new dress out of it. Make craft art out of it. Make curtains :smile: