Sunday, December 7, 2008

Vera Wang = Picasso

After the wedding, there's always that question of what to do with your dress. I for one haven't quite figured this out. I had originally intended to resell it; since I got if for so cheap I think I could actually make a profit. But Brent discouraged me from that, saying the extra money I got wouldn't be worth the potential regret of wanting it later. So now it just waits, hanging in our hall closet in a very un-archival way (by a little window, the skirt uncovered, the top in plastic...a wedding dress preservationist's nightmare.) I hate to box it up and never see it again for 20 years, but I feel so sorry for it languishing there all alone.

There are a lot of things one can do with their dress: donate it to charity, have it made into a christening gown, resell it, or carefully box it up and hope that the next generation will like it enough to wear it at their own wedding. Or, you can do what my friend and previous bride Raquel did: have it framed and hang it on your wall!
I can't believe in all my wedding blog reading I've never seen this. It's such a fun and creative idea! Raquel loved her dress, and she looked ravishing in it, and I think this is a neat way to preserve AND enjoy the garment for years to come. You can read more about it on Raquel's super-fun blog.


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1 comment:

*Quel said...

You are too sweet for re-posting this! I love what my mom did with my dress and I hope that this helps a lot of brides out there with what to do after the wedding is over.

I still love watching our wedding highlight clip by the way. Talk soon!