Wedding Gowns - After the Event
So many brides spend literally thousands of dollars on perfect
wedding gowns, that it can seem a real shame just to discard
their precious wedding gowns, after the day is done. But, let's
face it, when else would you actually have the opportunity to
wear a wedding dress? So, unfortunately, most wedding gowns
simply end up in storage; there must be a better way.
Wedding Gowns Through the Generations
Fashion does come and go, and wedding gowns are no exceptions.
You may find that within a couple of decades old wedding gowns
come back into fashion and are often of considerable sentimental
value. So store your gown wisely and you may get to see your
daughter or grand-daughter enjoying the same dress, in years to
If you have opted for one of the simple wedding gowns that are
classical and dateless, the chances of your gown being worn by
future generations, is even greater. Don't be embarrassed to
mention your stored wedding gown to the younger members of your
family; they may be delighted to save some money and to carry on
a family tradition.
Altering Wedding Gowns
Another popular choice involves altering wedding gowns, so that
they can be used as other dresses or items of clothing. This is
a particularly good idea if you have chosen one of the two-piece
wedding gowns that are currently very popular. With these types
of wedding gowns it is particularly easy to use either the top
or bottom of the dress as a separate item of clothing.
If you have chosen a one-piece wedding gown, then you can still
ask a seamstress to split the bodice from the skirt part of the
dress, in order to create two different items of clothing that
can be used, on other smart occasions.
Other Ideas for Wedding Gowns
Many wedding gowns end up being sold after the big day. This is
a great way to supplement the initial costs of married life; it
also provides others with an opportunity to purchase a cheap
If you are feeling a little more giving, then why not donate
your wedding gown to a local charity? By giving your wedding
gown to a charity you can feel that you are really helping out,
whilst also clearing some space in your home.
For those who choose to throw away their old wedding gowns, it
is advisable that you keep a small section of the material, so
that you can put it in your wedding album as part of your
Wedding gowns are such an important part of the wedding day that
deciding what to do with your gown after the big event should be
a matter of priority.