Months of planning are finally over and you're now a Mrs. The dress you spent days searching for, trying on and tailoring sits hung up in your closet in a garment bag. What do you do with it now? It's a conundrum former brides have faced for decades, but here are some great ways to put that dress to use.
Save It for Future Generations
While this may be an outdated concept, it's not unheard of to save your wedding dress for your own daughter or granddaughter down the line. It's important to keep the dress in a garment bag and out of direct sunlight. If your daughter doesn't want to wear the dress, then she can use the veil or incorporate some other part of the dress.
Tailor It for Night's Out
You've bought a designer dress that you're only going to wear once. That doesn't make much sense. You can have it tailored so that its turned into a stylish dress for a night out. If the white is too much, you can dye it to a different color.
You can have a night on the town in your wedding dress and no one will be the wiser. This is a great way to get continued use out of your designer dress.
Sell or Donate It
There are many brides out there that can't afford an expensive dress, so you can sell your dress to resale shops or donate it to charities. This is a popular choice because the dress lives on and become part of someone else's dream wedding.
There are several charities out there that either give the dresses away or sell them at a significantly discounted price. Let your dress be the savior of someone's wedding.
Time to Get Crafty
Your dress is a gorgeous concoction of gorgeous fabrics and perfect for crafting. Brides take some of the material and use it in a necklace, so they have part of their dress with them always. Other take the dress and place part of it in a showdown box along with the marriage license. Other have taken the beads and made earrings from them. There's not end to what you can do with your wedding dress.
Get Some Crazy Pictures
Brides that have no intention of wearing the dress again can destroy it in a fun way for some great pictures. Wear it during a color run and be pelted with paint. If your wedding is on a lake or near the ocean, then wade out into the water and take cute pictures with the groom or by yourself.
Your wedding is a special day and your wedding dress is an integral part of that. Once it's over, you have many options your dress. If you're looking for a special dress, then check out our dresses today.