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What to do with your wedding dress after the big day?

What to do with your wedding dress after the big day?

Thoughtful things to do with your wedding gown post-wedding

It’s no secret that your wedding day can be a real whirlwind but once the hustle and bustle of the day is done, one question remains: What do you do with your wedding dress now? Whilst you (probably) won’t be wearing your wedding dress again, it’s something that holds a lot of sentimental value. 

Whether you’re an upcoming bride or your wedding dress has been collecting dust for years, these are some thoughtful things you can do with your wedding dress after your wedding day is done. 

Preserve your dress

You may want to consider enlisting the help of a professional so you can preserve your wedding dress and keep it in pristine condition. Professional preservation includes careful cleaning and packaging of the dress to help prevent yellowing or damage. 

Preserving your wedding dress means you can have it as a keepsake or pass it down through generations in your family! 

Repurpose it 

If you’re wanting to get creative, repurposing your wedding dress into something new could be your best option. You may need to take your gown to a dressmaker in order to ensure the integrity of the dress and they can help you breathe new life into your dress. 

Whether it’s dyeing the dress, making it a mini or transforming it into something new entirely – like a christening dress – repurposing your dress allows you to keep getting use from it for many years to come. 

Donate or sell it 

If you’re not overly attached to your wedding dress and you don’t want it collecting dust in your wardrobe, you may want to consider donating or selling it. There are a number of different organisations that accept wedding dress donations for brides in need. 

You may also want to consider selling  your wedding dress to give it a new life to a new bride. 

Keep it on display 

If you’re wanting to showcase your wedding dress as a piece of art in your home, you can get it professionally framed to display in your home. Whether you’re wanting to display it in a common room or in your dressing room, displaying your wedding dress allows you to have a constant reminder of your wedding day. 

Pass it down 

One of the most special things you can do with your wedding dress is to pass it down through different generations. If you have a daughter or a close family member who may one day want to wear your dress, consider keeping it to pass it down to them. 

This tradition helps to add extra sentimental value to your wedding dress and it can be loved and worn for generations. You can also pass down accessories or your veil to your family members so they can have a piece of you on their wedding day. 

Shop Our Riva Bridal Wedding Dresses in Melbourne 

At Riva Bridal, we specialise in stunning and timeless dresses for the modern bride. Whether you’re looking to pass down your dress, display it in your home or preserve your dress our Riva Bridal range is perfect for your big day. 

Our team can help guide you on exactly what you can do with your wedding dress after your wedding day so that you can find the option that best suits you. 

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