Sep 12, 2008

Public Inquiry

I have to know... what have you done with YOUR wedding dress?
and
Am I a terrible person for thinking of selling mine?
(I'm keeping the veil, I mean, that's sentimental, right?)

13 comments:

Olympus said...

http://www.thompsonphotos.smugmug.com/gallery/5134931_DzfG8#310332889_y8o5k

I really think I'm going to do that with my wedding dress once my wedding is over. I'll just have to reconcile whether I'm really, really ok with it, first. But I'm really, really in love with the pictures.

Amanda said...

hmm...the money from selling that dress could pay for a trip to italy...

i think making a quilt out of it would be neat.

but..my mom has it. and she still has her own wedding dress. and my sister's. i don't think she would give it to me, especially if i told her that i wanted to sell it or cut it up.

i guess technically she paid for it.

maybe i'll get the need to save things like that when i'm a mom.

Alison said...

seriously. do you really want to sell it? i mean, don't sell it unless you do something really meaningful with the money. don't pay bills with it. mine's "preserved" hanging up at my parents house. Im gonna wear it on my 50th anniversary right after my lipr suction procedure.

Alisha Stamper said...

i think trash the dress is awesome (olympus' comment). some people say to make the blessing outfits for your kids... but i can't think of sewing... and someone having to wear it. but its a nice thought, right?

Kelsey Nixon said...

I'm wearing mine for Halloween. Yep, Robby and I are going to be a Bride and Groom this year.

auntie libby said...
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Ryan and Laura said...

My dress, like many others, is still hanging up at my parent's house. Sad huh? I think it's right in there with my prom dresses from high school dances.

Jessica & Landon said...

I just recently heard making baby blessing outfits out of it for your kids. I thought that was a neat idea.

noelle regina said...

i've heard of baby blessing dresses as well - unfortunately, mine was a stiff silk that doesn't lend itself to flowing children's gowns. also- my sewing skills couldn't do it justice.

E.F.G. said...

mine is now at ~2.5 years hanging in my closet. slowing turning yellow as i leave it in a plastic dry cleaning bag. you know my vote--sell that baby ...and let's go shopping!

Sarah Larsen said...

Sell it. I keep meaning to post mine on craigslist. I could use the wad of cash way more than that huge bag taking up precious space in my quasi-closet. But then again, I guess I have no sentimental emotion. I did love the trash the dress pics we took and it didn't trash my dress, so I guess i also recommend that as well. But let's be honest, no matter how beaufiful your dress was, your daughter most probably won't want to wear it. So why waste the space/money?

courtni said...

I swam in mine.

And then after a few years I washed it in my washing machine for a young women activity about temple importance so that it wouldn't smell like chlorine.

Actually my entire wedding party (our families) swam in the entire wedding party getup.

Oh, then I mailed it in an envelope to my friend who wanted to maybe see if she could salvage it for her wedding. Didn't work out for her. So she sent it back to me in my envelope.

Just thought I'd share. I'd rather have those memories than an oxygen-less box in my closet.

BUT if you haven't swam in it, etc., keep it. Why not?

Laura said...

16 years later, mine is still in the box from the dry-cleaners. I saved it for a daughter to wear someday, but my daughter (14 yrs old) informed me that she would NEVER wear that dress! Ouch. I just felt so pretty in that dress....