What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After Your Big Day



If you don’t know what to do with your wedding dress, you are not alone.


Once you’ve had your wedding dress dry-cleaned, you might look at it and think to yourself, ‘now what’?


Should you put it in a box in the attic? Under the bed? Either way, it’s a little sad to neglect such a meaningful garment. Below, we list some of our favourite alternatives for what to do with your wedding dress.


Re-wear it

What to do with your wedding dress might depend on the kind of wedding you actually had. If you had a registry ceremony or a low-key day, chances are you wore something that could be accessorised differently in order to achieve an entirely different look. Lose the veil, change the colour of your shoes, ditch the bouquet, pare back your makeup – the opportunities are endless. So are the occasions for which you could wear it.


You might decide to embrace the idea of buying a shorter style that you could wear again on your honeymoon, or in the future for anniversary celebrations.


Reinvent it

Your gown can reincarnate with just a few alterations. An adjustment here or an embellishment there gives it a second life. And wearing your newly tailored dress on a special occasion doubles up as a wonderful reminder of the big day.


Maybe you could amend it to be shorter and add a little sparkle. You’ll love wearing it again.