What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After Your Big Day!

 Happy Thursday beauties!

As soon as I laid my eyes on this dress at Nordstrom I knew I could not pass it up! I immediately thought of everywhere I could wear it to this summer! Plus it’s currently on sale for $32.98. I love you Nordstrom 🙂

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Also, linking some other cute white dress under $100 here:

Okay, so now that you know what you are wearing to your next soiree let’s talk about wedding dresses! With wedding season in full force it made me think of all the brides and also of you beautiful wives out there that may still be trying to figure out what to do with your wedding dress!

 Here are 5 great ideas:

  1. Donate it – Brides Across America is an organization that provides wedding dresses to Military wives and first responders across America that otherwise may not be able to afford such a dress. This organization handles the screening process to ensure that each recipient fits the qualifications. You can make a special woman one happy and beautiful bride!

2. Trash the Dress- Now these make for some great photos! I have seen some really cool “trash the dress” pictures of a bride and groom literally standing in the ocean while the waves crashed against them (and the dress). I also saw a really fun shoot with a bride and groom splashing paint all over each other. The photos were just so candid and full of laughter! I think this is such a fun idea! I even saw some photos where the bride lit her dress on fire while she was wearing it! No really! That doesn’t just happen in Hunger Games guys. That thought kind of scares me, but the pictures came out really neat!

3. Design some lingerie pieces- these pieces can be sewn from the fabric of your wedding dress. This way you can have pieces in your closet from your wedding dress that you will actually wear and will not take up all the much needed space in your closet.

4. Frame it – Some women cannot imagine getting rid of their special dress and I have seen many Pinterest posts where the bride has her dress preserved and placed in a shadow box to be on display in their home.

5. Sell it- This is what I did! 🙂 I brought mine to Marry Go Round in Houston. It is a bridal consignment shop that I totally wish I knew about when I was planning our wedding! There are also websites where you can sell your dress online. I tried this at first, but some of the inquiries I was getting seemed a little sketch so I decided to go the local route. Once you and the Marry Go Round staff agree on a price they add it to the boutique to be sold! My dress and veil sold fairly quickly and the boutique just sent me a check in the mail. As easy as that! Also, if you read my post here, you would have read that this was part of my 1 year anniversary “paper” gift to Brandon, haha! I mean who doesn’t want unexpected cash money!

I know getting rid of your dress completely may not be easy for some people, but just remember donating it is totally going to make someone’s day and if you choose to sell it you can make room and some money to buy things you will actually get more use out of!

Honestly, if I would have known about Brides Across America when I was trying to decide what to do with my dress I would have definitely gone the donation route. This may sound crazy, but it was not a hard decision for me to sell my dress. Of course I absolutely loved it and wore it to one of the best days of my life, but the memories are what I will hold onto forever. The dress is just a dress and Lord knows I needed the room in my closet! 🙂

I would love to hear your feedback on this. What did you do with your dress?

Thank you so much for reading!

xo, Roselyn

28 thoughts on “What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After Your Big Day!

  1. I LOVE THIS DRESS! I need to stalk my Marshall’s when I am back home to find it. Anna and I saw a very similar one at Neiman yesterday for like $600!! Love your ideas about the wedding dress. I actually hemmed mine to my knees and I think I’m going to shoot it for a post this summer! xo Annie

    1. Thank you love!! Yes, the self portrait dresses are amazing but way too pricey for my budget!! I didn’t even want to link it as an option because I know I would never spend that much on a summer dress! Maybe a bag but not a dress, haha! I hope you babes are having such an amazing time and I can’t wait to see your wedding dress post!! Xo!

  2. Such a gorgeous color on you as well! Love your wedding dress ideas! I’ve seen a lot of people frame their dress in a shadow box and put it in their walk in closets (more like dressing rooms!)

  3. Why is this dress not at a Marshall’s near me??? It is gorgeous!

    I don’t think I could bear to part with my wedding dress. I know it sounds silly because I may not even have a daughter and if I do she probably won’t want to wear it, but I just want to save mine for that reason! But I like these ideas of displaying in a walk-in closet, maybe one day when I get that kind of space…

    -Lauren
    http://www.ivorytowerchic.com

    1. I felt like I had won the lottery when I found this dress!!

      Yeah, I totally understand why some may not want to part with their wedding dress! Everyone is different! And hey you never know, your future daughter may want to wear it!! Thanks for stopping by love! Xo, Roselyn

  4. That blue dress is adorable! My wedding dress is still hanging in my upstairs closet (aka winter storage), love your ideas for what to do with it!

  5. $35!?!? Girl you basically stole that dress from the store! You look gorgeous in it–I adore that color on you! Such great ideas about wedding dresses…my Anniversary is tomorrow and my dress is still hanging in the closet 🙁

    xox,
    Kristin

  6. Such a gorgeous dress and the color looks so beautiful on you! My future husband will Love your wedding dress ideas… I haven’t met him yet but I know he’s out there!

  7. $35?! Whattt???That dress is gorgeous. You must have been doing a happy dance all the way to the register. What a steal! I love the color and the lace detail. Beautiful!!!

  8. You look so gorgeous in this dress! And what a steal! Do you follow Emily Gemma (The Sweetest Thing)? It looks like a dress she just wore to a wedding! My mom preserved my wedding dress as a gift for me and it is in a huge box in my guest room closet. I don’t think I could part with it!

    1. Happy Friday Nicole! Yes I follow her on Instagram and saw that!! She is too cute!! And this style of dress is a definite must have! I don’t blame you for not bring able to part with your dress!! I know it can be a hard thing!! Thank you for stopping by the blog love!! Xo!

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