One of our Facebook fans, Lesley, asked me about wedding dresses. She wanted to know if I’d come across any ways of recycling or upcycling wedding dresses.
What a great question! How many of us buy the dress of our dreams to wear only once – It seems such a waste, doesn’t it?
Please share your ideas in the comments below.
What better way to spread the love than to donate to Charity? Oxfam has a special section dedicated to wedding dresses that people can browse online. Find your nearest participating Oxfam store on their storefinder page.
Take your beautiful dress to a seamstress and get it made into something you could wear again by having it restyled into a new outfit. Some talented person will be able to make it into a jacket and skirt for example and then dye it so it becomes a ‘special occasions’ outfit you can wear time and time again.
It’s unlikely that 25 years after your wedding your own daughter is going to want to wear your perfect dress, but you could get your dress made into an heirloom christening gown or other keepsake. Some people have them made into bedspreads, tablecloths, cushion covers, pillowcases or other household furnishings.
Over on “Sell my wedding dress” you can do what it says on the tin and make yourself some money! Over on the dressmarket, things work in a similar way and you can even search through the ‘wanted’ ads to see if someone is looking for what you have to offer.
Make it famous
Offer your dress to a local theatre and allow your dress to become centre stage again!