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    • EmmaH929
      CommentAuthorEmmaH929
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2015
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    I spent a few pennies on my wedding dress and I designed it so I really don't want to sell it. It's a princess dress so it takes up quote a bit of room. I was wondering if anyone knew what I could do with it? Can u get it made into something else or preserved like you can flowers? Thanks in advance :) xx
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2015
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    you could get it made into a christening gown for your children

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2015
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    Mine was dry cleaned and boxed up with non acid tissue paper. The box is a wedding dress box with a viewing window so no need to get it out of the box.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2015
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    I've got a super large box with acid free tissue paper for mine, my girls are desperate for it when they get married so reluctant to sell it, they will most likely not want it when it comes to them getting hitched though.

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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 11th 2015
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    I'm having mine put in a window frame and so will be folded and then put on the wall. I know it will be expensive but I love my dress and don't want it just gathering dust in the cupboard! X
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    • Karen22
      CommentAuthorKaren22
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    I still need to do something with my dress, it's stuck in its bag in a cupboard (I feel quite sad that it's stuck there). X

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Here's mine as it is now.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    I also got mine cleaned and boxed. No viewing window though :(

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 14th 2015
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    mines shoved in a dress bag under the stairs and its still not washed lol

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2015
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    Lol it did take me well over a year to sort mine out, before that it was just left in the dress bag hanging in the spare room.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2015
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    I was good and got mine cleaned quite soon afterwards.

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2015
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    I'm going to either dye my dress or get one that can be worn more than once. I don't like the thought of wearing something only once! Good excuse to wear your wedding dress more than once!!! x

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2015
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    ^^^^ like velcro, mine is still in the bag, and not been cleaned yet.
    I won't be getting it cut up for anything like christenings (love my dress, plus we're not religious/church goers). So I guess I probably won't do anything with it, just get it cleaned and keep it.
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2015
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    I thought about dying mine for my graduation ball but the shop said sometimes they do not dye properly and the stitching won't take the colour.

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I need to get mine dry cleaned, I was standing in a flower bed for some of the pictures so the train is quite grubby underneath!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I know what I shall not be doing with it and that is trashing it.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I could never trash my dress. Love it too much.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I love the trash the dress shoots, particularly beach/sea ones, but not sure I could do it myself!

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I think they look great too. but not sure I could do it. mine is so lovely I wouldn't want to ruin it!

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I had briefly thought about buying a really cheap dress off the bay or a China one just to do a trash the dress shoot. But alas I'm too tight to do that!

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    Haha, IDL that's cheered me up

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    Lol, it's so true though. I thought it was a good idea, if you're willing to spend a little.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    It is a great idea but sort of defeats the point. but you do get the great pics

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    Yep

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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2015
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    I could never trash my dress!

    I've been looking at a charity who turn them into gowns for angel babies, but a big selfish part of me wants to keep the dress. It's hanging in the spare bedroom in the dress bag, uncleaned.

    I think I'll end up having it cleaned and stored though, and donate the flower girl dress that didn't get used as I ordered 2 sizes for one of the girls incase she did another growth spurt.

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    • LynnD93
      CommentAuthorLynnD93
      Posted: Aug 20th 2015
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    I could never trash my dress! ,I love the trash the dress shoots .







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