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Wedding Keepsake

Last post Fri, May 20 2011 9:47 AM by grame. 6 replies.
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  • Wed, May 18 2011 12:09 PM

    • Brandy
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    Wedding Keepsake

    For the sake of simple and decluttered living, it does not make sense to pack a wedding gown that will never be seen again. Are there ways to make something from the dress that can be become a displayed momento of the day? Dare we consider creating something useful?

     

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  • Wed, May 18 2011 12:42 PM In reply to

    • Karen K
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    Re: Wedding Keepsake

    With no one else to pass it on to ...  I've seen wedding gowns repurposed into quilts, kerchiefs - that kind of thing. 

    We were just at a wedding this past weekend and the brides dress was passed down to her, it was her grandma's dress originally, her mother wore it and now she had it revamped into a shorter more modern dress.  It was lovely.

    Karen K

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  • Wed, May 18 2011 2:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Wedding Keepsake

    After my divorce, I donated my dress to a resale shop that targets low-income prom attendees and brides.
  • Wed, May 18 2011 4:47 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Wedding Keepsake

    I wore my Great Grandma dress and veil ...  my DD's have worn it  ,  My Sister in law wore it 

    and 4 DILs  wore it   the veil has been used by several families .

    Gayla

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  • Wed, May 18 2011 5:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Wedding Keepsake

    Karen K:

    We were just at a wedding this past weekend and the brides dress was passed down to her, it was her grandma's dress originally, her mother wore it and now she had it revamped into a shorter more modern dress.  It was lovely.

    That is lovely! I have seen dresses re-made into baptism/christening gowns for babies and the veils into bonnets. For my "something old" for my wedding, I carried a handkerchief that my mother carried in her wedding. For baby girl's baptism, I folded it into a triangle and sewed satin ribbons on the corners for ties and she wore it as a little baptism cap.

    I have my wedding dress packed away in a closet. After my wedding, as a gift to me, my mother had it sent to a special company that cleaned and preserved the dress and placed it in a special packaging. I had thought about selling it but now that I have a girl, I think I may keep it...for a while!

    Since I was larger than my tiny, petite, 5'3" mother, I couldn't wear her dress...a banana yellow peasant-y dress perfect for her 1973 Colorado mountain wedding, LOL. My grandmother's dress (she was also teeny tiny) was a navy velvet from 1937.

    My cousins all wore my aunt's veil. We will see if any of the granddaughters wear it.

    Erika
  • Thu, May 19 2011 9:10 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Wedding Keepsake

    My wedding dress is in the closet downstairs with dh wedding suit.   maybe dd will wear it but I think making a something special out of it is nice.

    Officially recognized Stretchpert in Hobbies and Crafts
  • Fri, May 20 2011 9:47 AM In reply to

    • grame
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    Re: Wedding Keepsake

     I have drug the box containing my wedding dress around for 34 years (we divorced 5 years later).  If you think I'm cutting it up now, you're nuts.

    I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. ~Susan B. Anthony
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