Success, you are happily married to the person of your dreams! Now what to do with that amazing looking dress you spent hours searching for?
Re-selling or donating it are possible options. As well as preserving it in one of those boxes dress shops offer. However, what if there was a more meaningful way to give your wedding dress new life?
For a sentimental gift to be passed down to children or grandchildren, a wedding gown can become part of a quilt, or pillows filled with lavender. If you or have a seamstress in the family your dress can be given new life as a christening or baptism dress, or a Christmas tree skirt.
Here is a list of lovely organizations that accept wedding gowns and do wonderful things with them:
Brides Project, a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to raising funds for the programs of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor through the sale of donated bridal gowns.
Angel Gowns, a group that uses donated wedding dresses to create gowns for infants who pass away.
New Dress a Day is a creative experiment that began a few years ago to recreate clothing pieces found in garage sales or thrift stores and giving them new life. It is such an inspiring thing to witness! If only I knew how to sew…
***WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR WEDDING DRESS? DID YOU DYE IT? ARE YOU STORING IT FOR A FUTURE GENERATION?***