Have times really changed that much? I know I'm old fashioned, but I thought wedding gowns were supposed to be saved, maybe for your daughter, but maybe only to try on after 10 or 15 years and see if it will still fit; maybe just for memory's sake.
I'm not overly sentimental, but I saved my wedding dress for many years just because I felt as if I should. My first daughter got married in blue jeans and my second daughter is still not married. So much for that.
I will tell you a secret, though. I bought the wedding dress at a thrift store. It was beautiful, with trailing ruffles and puffy sleeves (this was a few years ago!). And... I got rid of it. I'm not sure if I want to tell you how or not.
I used it in a rag rug.
The house we lived in had a hole cut in the bathroom floor for some distant past reason. It had been patched but not very well, so I made a rug to cover it. Since I didn't have enough of the right colors, I went looking and I found this dress hanging inside a plastic bag that hadn't been worn for years...
The rug is only a memory now, along with my wedding dress.
I should have sold it. Then I could have used the money to buy a rug??
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