The wedding is over and you’re now left with gorgeous memories, photographs and your dirty wedding dress sitting in your closet … sound familiar? If you’re having a hard time deciding what to do with your dress, here are 6 great ways to give your wedding dress life after the wedding!
1. Transform Your Gown Into A Cocktail Dress!
So many brides wish they had more than one opportunity to wear their wedding dress. The good news is – you do! Have you considered turning your wedding dress into a gorgeous cocktail dress? If you have some time between your wedding and honeymoon you can get your wedding dress shortened and take it with you, or, if that’s not an option, shorten it later and wear it on your one year anniversary or other special occasions.
Check out this amazing cocktail dress DIY that a bride did herself – It looks like a completely different dress! Aternatively, if you don’t trust yourself to DIY something spectacular, simply take your dress to a nearby tailor and have them transform your dress for you!
2. Sell Your Wedding Dress
Another great option for brides looking to recoup some of their wedding budget is to sell their wedding dress! There are many great websites and apps to help you with this process. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Preownedweddingdresses.com: There is a one time listing fee of $25 and no commission taken on the sale. You can also sell bridesmaid dresses and accessories.
- Oncewed.com: There is an annual listing fee of $19.95 per item and no commission taken on the sale.
- Poshmark: (app): Poshmark is a free app – it’s not specific to used wedding dresses but has a huge demand for them. It’s free to post but the app does take a 20% commission of the sale. Poshmark also allows you to sell accessories, bridal shoes, special occasion wear and more.
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