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What in HELL do you do with daughters Wedding Dress AFTER the wedding

Old 07-01-2018, 08:39 AM
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My daughter got married last july and her wedding dress is still upstairs hanging on back of a closet door.

Admiral has these "GRAND PLANS" to put it in a shadow box or something which I honestly think is an freaking waste of $$$$

Holly's was not overly expensive (seems like about $1700 for what all they get with those things ) from what I understand and honestly Admiral still has Her's but it is a friend of ours closet (yea we been married 33 yrs LOL)

To this day I have NEVER seen or heard of a daughter actually wearing her Moma's wedding dress( I think that is what they all say they will do with it )


Got to pick stuff up at dry cleaners this week and basically figure it needs to be at least cleaned and really GET IT OUT OF MY WAY (hanging on back of closet door I USE every day )

I know I am not the only guy here that is a sucker for his daughter and curious what others have done

I am damn near 56 yrs old and been in and out of a LOT of houses in my days and have YET to see a damn wedding dress displayed ANYWHERE
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:42 AM
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The cleaner should be able to box it up to preserve it as new, my wife did this with hers 23 years ago.
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My wife kept hers and she's worn it a few times since. Of course, it was made of rubber and was fun to look at. What anybody does with the ones that look like giant carnations I have no idea.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:58 AM
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Put it in a display box, store the box in the attic, and have your daughter ask this same question in 30 years. At least that's what my mom did and my wife did when we got married.
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Have it preserved. Put in closet/attic not near any of my hidden fishing etc gear that is in closet/attic.
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My wife sold hers right after the wedding..
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I built a cedar box for my wife's. Cleaner preserved it. It's eating up closet space in her closet now and forevermore.

I tried to talk her into re selling it first of course. That didn't fly.
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Dry cleaners will preserve it and put it in a box for under $100. Give it to daughter to store at her house.
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My daughters dress is hanging in the closet in her old room. It will hang there and continue being "her" room until I go toes up. I cherish everything she left behind including all the wonderful memories and that dress...
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Craigslist or letgo facebook also has a for sale area called marketplace.
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Sell it. Put in box drop at her house
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Have it preserved and hide it away.

If if she has a daughter I expect it would fun to get a picture of her in even if she don’t wear it on her day.
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Give the SIL the dress and tell him to remember the day when she was thin enough to wear the dress. For some strange reason I doubt the women will appreciate the humor.
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Get one of those bags you hook a vacuum to and put it in a closet for a relative or future grandchild.
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My wife bought a Valentino non wedding dress to wear for our very small wedding. She wore it two years later to the Kentucky Derby, The dress doesn’t come close to covering her knees and takes up no closet space. I like having a practical wife.
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My wife’s is in a bag upstairs. She’s holding on to it but I am working on her to let it go. There is a charity and I can’t remember the name of it but they take it and make dresses for young girls who passed at birth or too soon. Thought that was prettt cool. We will probably do that when it’s time to get it out of the house
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Originally Posted by cracked_ribs View Post
My wife kept hers and she's worn it a few times since. Of course, it was made of rubber and was fun to look at. What anybody does with the ones that look like giant carnations I have no idea.
Made of rubber? Sounds like your wedding was WAY more interesting than mine.
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give the sil the dress and tell him to remember the day when she was thin enough to wear the dress. For some strange reason i doubt the women will appreciate the humor.
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My wife donated hers to a charity that gave them to military brides. Everyone won on that deal.
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If you feel you need to save the money, wrap it in cotton cloth, vacuum bag it and box it. It may never be looked at again, but what is important you you as a man/father is different to what is important to her and your wife.
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