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What to do with your Wedding Dress after your Wedding?

The wedding is over and your dress so painstakingly picked out and fussed over has had its day in the sun, now what? Here are some ideas on what to do with your lovingly worn dress:

Donate your wedding dress to a good cause
Here are three of our top picks:
Brides Against BreastCancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our "Nationwide Tour of Gowns" bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.
Adorned in Grace raises awareness and funds for the prevention of human trafficking and support for its victims.
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.

Trash the dress photo shoot
According to Wikipedia, “’Trash the dress’, also known as ‘fearless bridal’ or ‘rock the frock’, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion or glamour photography.” This doesn’t mean you will end up with a ruined dress, it just means wearing it in a situation you might not risk on the day of the wedding. Most examples we’ve seen are of a very sexy photo shoot under the water, or romantic and dramatic photos of couples on the beach or in the ocean. You could also choose a country setting and go horseback riding or pose in a dreamy meadow or decide on a fairytale location in the forest.

Preserve your dress for the memories or as a family heirloom
Purchase Gown Preservation Kits at a bridal shop, cleaners, or tux shop and mail them in to a preservation company like Wedding GownPreservation Co. who will clean and preserve your gown and send it back to you in an archival box that can be displayed or stored in a safe place. More information on wedding gown preservation can be found in this great article produced by The Knot:

Transform it into a more versatile dress
If you or a friend are a handy seamstress, go ahead and shorten the hem to transform your wedding gown into a cute cocktail dress. You can purchase fabric dye to change the color if you wish or use the extra material to create a belt, matching clutch, or extra ruffles. The possibilities are endless!
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