I found my wedding dress. It was wadded up and shoved into a small space on top of my summer shorts in my closet.
My wedding dress is old. I wore it once, on September 22,1990. I put it on in the morning and took it off in the hotel room that night. And I never put it on again.
A silk dress. Cream colored. I first saw it in a bridal magazine. I showed the dress to the sales clerk. She had it stock, and I bought it.
Today is December 17th, 2013. The dress has been stored in a plastic bag for the last twenty-three years, two months and twenty-five days.
What do you do with an old wedding dress?
I asked my dry cleaner.
He said he could it clean it and store it in a box with acid free tissue paper. The storage system will keep the dress from yellowing and it will keep out moths and bugs, for one hundred and seventy-nine dollars.
If I don’t keep the dress am I not valuing my marriage? Do you have to keep your wedding dress? Is there a book of rules somewhere that says, “Thou shalt always keep your wedding dress.”
I promised to love and cherish my husband, but I didn’t promise to love and cherish my wedding dress.
My wedding dress is not my husband. It is just several yards of silk, sewn together with thread and a zipper.
Is my wedding dress something my daughters will fight over? Do they even want to get married in my dress? It might not fit them. They can have whatever dress they want.
Who gets to store my wedding dress when I die? And every daughter will have a collection of wedding dresses to carry around with them for the next 400 years.
Packing wedding dresses. I have my mothers wedding dress from 1949. I am a packer of wedding dresses.
We still have napkins from our wedding. We have enough to use on our Anniversary for the next hundred years.
I found several articles on the internet with suggestions on what to do with an old wedding dress.
I don’t have a Christmas tree skirt, I could cut off the bottom of the wedding dress and use it this year under our tree.
Perhaps I could cut off the bottom and turn it into a Christmas Party dress? Or maybe a purse? or a pillow? My children are too old to need a Christening Gown. The Bridal Project gives the profits raised from the sale of donated gowns to families touched by cancer through the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. But they only want dresses from 2005.
I could sell my wedding gown at Once Wed.com. Or maybe you know someone who is a size 4 who is getting married? It doesn’t fit me anymore.
But it doesn’t have to fit me now. I don’t need my wedding dress. I am married.
What do you think I should do with my wedding dress? What did you do with yours? Please tell me in the comments. I really want to know.
Please add a photograph of you in your wedding dress. Or link to a blog post if you want to write about your dress.