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13 ways to repurpose your wedding dress- Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Wednesday

After my mom shared the keepsake wedding garter she made for me last week, I was inspired to look for more ideas of things you can do with your wedding dress after the wedding bells are done ringing. Here are thirteen great ideas!!!

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13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress

13 Things To Do With Your Wedding Dress


Save your dress to make a garter for your daughter :)
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Make a throw pillow out of your dress
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Use the lace from your dress in a necklace pendant
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Create a wrap for your daughter's wedding bouquet
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Sew a quilt using the different materials in your dress
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Make a christening gown for your baby
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Create some wall art
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Make a tree skirt for your Christmas tree
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Save your dress and alter it to be a rehearsal dinner dress for your daughter
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Make a hair clip for yourself or your child
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Take newborn photos with your dress as the backdrop
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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Let your daughter play dress up and have a photoshoot.
Save the picture to give to her on her own wedding day.
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Once everyone is married, get together with your friends or sisters for a dress photoshoot
13 Ways to repurpose your wedding dress
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What did you do with your wedding dress? Got any great ideas?
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17 comments

  1. These are all such great ideas! Mine is still hanging in the bag!

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  2. These are all so fun!! I never would have thought to use my dress these ways.
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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  3. Such cute ideas! Mine is still in a bag in the closet... I just can't decide what to do, but these ideas just might help!

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  4. Get a miniature of yourself made using the dress :)
    https://www.facebook.com/LeCheileHandMadeGifts/photos/a.456107121155325.1073741847.266586006774105/456107224488648/?type=3&theater

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  5. I am just now tearing my Daughter in Laws wedding dress apart to make our Grand daughters first communion dress. Fun.

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    1. That's exactly what I did with mine, and my daughter was telling all her friends, this is my mums wedding dress'
      I made it an exact replica of my wedding dress- only smaller-looked wonderful

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  6. Wonderful ideas! I used the skirt of my gown to make a cover for the basket cradle my 3 sons used for their first few months. Then, a year ago, today, my d-i-l wore a detachable train I made from my gown, I also made a ring pillow, garter belt and headdress for her from the fabric and lace from both my gown and veil. Then I made a princess tutu for my new granddaughter. Now I plan to make her and I identical bed cushions, re-using the fabric and lace from the train. So many memories, such treasured pieces.

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  7. Donate your gown to make an outfit for a stillborn baby. Search for The Angel Gown Program.

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  8. We will be married 50 years on May 8th. While we were on our honeymoon, my mother took it to the cleaners and had it cleaned and sealed in a box. Not that I didn't appreciate it, but do wish she'd waited until I got one more look. It is still sealed in the box, but I'm taking it out on this year's anniversary. Maybe I'll use one of the suggestions and do something with it.

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  9. I made my dress into my daughter's first communion dress and my son's first communion tie. I'm also keeping the rest of the fabric and embellishments to make something for each of my children for their weddings.

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  10. Mine was cleaned and sealed in a box as well. Then last year, our church hosted a "Bride of Christ" Conference and featured gowns from different decades on mannequins in the background in the sanctuary. I gladly unsealed the box, let them use the dress, and then enjoyed watching my 13 yr. old try on the dress and take pictures. It's back in the box, waiting for another occasion to shine~ maybe when I'm finally blessed with a grandchild.

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  11. There are places that will take wedding dresses and make baby gowns. These gowns are for the babies that fo not make it out of the hospital. What a wonderful gift of love.

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    1. This is by far my favorite idea.

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  12. Thanks for all the ideas!! I was asked to make something for a friend, from her wedding dress. Lots of ideas from, quilts, pillows, Christmas ornaments, Christmas stockings, a bear or dog, or even a photo album!! All of these are "GREAT IDEAS"!! Thanks again !!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. I love the idea of a wedding dress being made up into shrouds for sick babies who didn't make it.....x

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  14. Donate your gown to one the many non-profit groups that use wedding gowns to make burial garments for nicu babies. This one is at Houston's Texas Children's Hospital http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Volunteers-stitch-love-into-infant-burial-gowns-1801301.php but there are many such groups out there. There are some dress requirements so check first before sending your dress. Mine is too yellow (almost 40 years old) or I would do it.

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