I can’t tell you how many wedding gowns I find stuffed in the back of closets. Some of those are from failed marriages. Some of you have stored them at your parents house. Some of you have them stored at your house. You may not want your child to be forced to choose between the dress of her dreams and the dress of your dreams. What if you only have son’s? Probably they will not want Mom’s wedding dress. Just saying.
The ghosts of weddings past… You spent a lot of money on this dress. You wore it one time. Now what to do with it? Well I have three options you can give consideration to.
- Wish upon a Wedding – Is a non-profit program granting weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illnesses. This is their link to donate a dress. Wish Upon a Wedding – About
- Brides Across America – Giving bridal gowns to Military brides. They also accept veils, tiaras and accessories and they are always in need of small to plus size gowns. Go to this link to inquire about donating your gown. Give a Dress
- NICU Helping Hands – I just learned about this program where brides donate their wedding dresses to be made into Angel Dresses for infants who did not get to come home from the hospital. At the present moment they are not accepting gowns. They are needing help with shipping costs. I would think there needs change on a regular basis. For more information this is their link.- NICU Helping Hands
Even if you decide these programs are not right for you. I encourage you should check to see if there is an organization in your area doing this type of thing. There are ways to let go of your wedding dress without feeling any guilt. Plus you would be paying it forward.
Bernadette also recommended Just another idea – I made my first child’s Christening gown from my bridal gown.
Have a great day! Pamela
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