You were probably so excited with your wedding that you didn’t even contemplate what you are going to do with your over-priced, extravagant and absolutely breath-taking wedding dress. It’s all-normal; once the honeymoon period and the joy of being new bride ends, you start thinking of all the extra expenses you incurred on things that are never going to be used again. Having said that, it does not mean you are going to repent buying a lavish wedding gown. We don’t mean that, and we are sure you aren’t going to feel that either. However, it leaves you boggled as to what should I do with my dress. Your bridal gown definitely holds a sentimental value for you. This is the main reason most of the brides think of preserving it for their daughter, and dream that she would be walking down the aisle, wearing the same dress decades later. While it is a very good and common idea that every bride thinks of, there are tons of different practical ways through which you can make the best use of the dress you made for your big day. Therefore, it is better if you think of all the things that you can do with your bridal gown, before reaching any final decision. So, if your dress is gathering dust in the back of your closet, or if you feel it is fated for that, don’t worry, we are here to help you out!
The easiest thing that you can do and begin with is, preserving your dress. The majority of brides spend more than they can afford on their Sydney wedding dress and honeymoon. This is why, they have to cut out on a lot of other shopping. This means, you probably have a lot of sentimental value and monetary investment on this one special dress. On the other hand, you can be extremely sensitive for your dress, if it has been passed through generations, and your mother or grandmother wore the same dress on their weddings too. So, preserving your dress would be the best thing to do. You can save yourself the hassle by sending your dress to the companies who professionally clean, preserve and package your dress in an archival box to protect it for a long period of time. If you would rather save some cash, wrap the dress in a pre-washed and unbleached muslin and keep it in a sealed box. Viola! Here goes your perfectly preserved dress.
For those brides who are contemplating to sell or pass on their dress to anyone else, but simply love the overcoat or any other nice detail of the gown, we have an idea for you as well. You might not want to keep the whole dress, but keeping the mementos is not a bad idea. The parts of the dress you like, for example, that fancy beadwork, sparkly gems or a patch of lace; you can consider making them jewellery. The small sections of dresses can easily be converted into jewellery pieces of your choice. This way, you can sell or repurpose the dress and keep the most cherished parts to be worn later as well. A win, win situation! Even if you still don’t feel like giving away the rest of the dress, you can simply convert it into another dress to be worn on multiple occasions. Refashion your dresses into what clothing statement these days you are comfortable with – skirts, shirts, cocktail dresses. You name it, and they can be converted easily. Not only is this your chance to let your creative juices into action, but a lot of brides have been remodelling their wedding gowns for everyday use.
In case, your wedding was a low-key affair and you were a casual bride, there is a lot that can be done with your dress. Simply, put the cut and fit of your dress into good use and try dyeing it off with the colour of your choice. Just soak in the entire gown or dip dye to give an ombre effect. Anything that works for you, is the key here. You will definitely end up converting your wedding gown into a chic dress with a burst of your favourite colour.
If you think that your bridal dress was just a one day affair for you, and you don’t want to put in a lot of energy into making something out of it, we have a better idea for you. You can simply donate your dress to a potential bride who cannot afford it. You will end up making someone else’s big day a lot more special, just like your own.