what to do with your dress after the wedding

You have spent countless months searching for the most perfect, beautiful gown to walk down the aisle in. However, now that the “I do’s” have been said, the last drop of champagne has been toasted with and the final cake crumb has been eaten, it is time to figure out what to do with the gown. Before you simply throw it in a box and put it in the back of the closet, here are a few options you should consider.

Preserve it
Whether you want to put your wedding dress on display in a shadow box (like the picture shown below) or store the dress for a family member down the line, preserving your dress is the key to keeping the color as pure as the day you wore it. The Affordable Preservation Company has three easy steps for preserving your dress. First, select a wedding gown preservation package. Second, send in your wedding gown with their free shipping. Lastly, await your gown to be delivered in four to six weeks. It is really that simple!

what to do with your dress after the wedding - two little birds planning

Transform it
If you opt for a more creative use of your dress, you may want to consider transforming it into a quilt or a christening outfit. Check out Etsy for a custom-christening gowns made from your wedding dress. If you would rather have a custom quilt, take a look at The Patchwork Bear’s work.

what to do with your dress after the wedding - two little birds planning

what to do with your dress after the wedding - two little birds planning

Wreck it
If you just aren’t done having fun in your dress, wrecking it may just be what you are looking for. This is another chance for you to take amazing pictures with your spouse, and did we mention how fun it is to do?! The brides pictured below know how to wreck their wedding dresses right!

what to do with your dress after the wedding - two little birds planning

what to do with your dress after the wedding - two little birds planning

images via shadow box company, etsy, patchwork bear, tumblr, and bridal guide

 

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