Wedding Dress Preservation...

>> Thursday, July 15, 2010


My gorgeous dress has been in my closet in the bag for almost 4 months now and I just can't decide if that's the way I want to keep it or if I want to actually pay to have it preserved. I'm just wondering if I should sell it and try to get some of my money back. My daughters love it now, but will either of them really wear it for their weddings? Did any of you married ladies preserve your dress or did you sell it?

I found some great places on-line that offer preservation but they are pricey and I would have to send my dress off to some unknown place and that scares me. So I will take any and all advice on what to do my "third daughter" as I call her.



13 comments:

Em July 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

I have zero clue what I'm going to do with my dress. Actually, I've been thinking about giving it away to some one who can't afford a dress. I know I don't want to keep it for future hypothetical daughters. I don't need the money. Might as well get some good karma, right?

Nicole-Lynn July 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

I have no clue.. sorry! Hope you're able to find someone local!

JIN July 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Well after working in a bridal shop for 3 years, I will tell you that if you decide to keep it - the best thing to do is to put it in a breathable bag. That way air and can flow in and out of it and it won't turn yellow over time.

I thought about selling mine but it was made custom for me :/
I don't know if they're a lot of 4'11 brides out there, lol.

Ms. Wedding Crasher July 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Good post! I have no idea what I am going to do with my dress after the wedding. I am afraid of it getting damaged!

honey my heart July 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

after 10 months, my dress is still hanging :( hope you find a good place!

Lynnette July 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

I took mine to get preserved, but i have not received it yet. It is going to take about 3 months so i should get it back around end of august i think. They said they will put it in a box with a display window, and the veil in a different box with display window as well. Now the question is where will I put this box?!

Born to be Mrs. Beever July 15, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

A lot of dry cleaners offer preservation boxes. I plan on most likely trying to sell it if it is still in good enough condition. But I am not keeping it with the hopes that my daughter will wear it...nah, I just love the idea of dress shopping with her too much to think that way.

Faith July 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

my dress is still in my closet. still dirty. it makes me sad. i want to get it perserved & clean but it cost money and i'm being stingy with my money right now b/c i need stuff for the house, lol.

hope you find a place to take care of that gorgeous gown of yours! :)

Frugalista July 20, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

Darn good question. I love my dress but it is basically useless and just takes up space.

JEM - Aqua Bride July 21, 2010 at 3:18 PM  

I have a forum that I follow and I posted pics of my dress and people have already asked about buying it even before my wedding so i guess it's a no brainer what i'll do with mine.

I really see no point in keeping it. My wish is that the person who buys it, sells it or gives it away and so on until hundreds of people get to enjoy it.

Jaryce21 July 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

My dear, dear friend Jeana. Oh how I've missed ya! I'm back in the game! HA! Well, if ya ask me I'd probably want to keep it, preserve it and pop it out when it's your girls get married. They can do all sorts of things with it to make it their own. Missed ya chica! xoxo

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LESAPEA MUSINGS July 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

You look wonderful in your wedding dress.
Congrats, I look forward to hearing more about everyday life.

Lisa xx

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