I found my Wedding Dress!
Chris and I have been married for just over 12 1/2 years and my dress has been collecting dust in the basement for the same amount of time.
I would like to say that I had it dry cleaned right after our wedding but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I had good intentions but that never happened. After our wedding, it went right into a big white plastic bag and then into a Rubbermaid bin.
I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on what types of things are important for me to hold onto and what things I am ready to pass on. My wedding dress is something that I no longer feel I need to keep as our wedding photos provide the wonderful memories we have of our wedding.
I know some people are sentimental about their wedding dress and want to hold onto it for their family members. I personally have never thought about holding onto my dress for our daughter. If she gets married, she can choose to wear whatever she wants at that time. So I figured it was time to pass it along and let someone else enjoy its beauty on their wedding day.
I found a local bridal shop that accepts previously loved wedding gowns and sells them at a reduced price to new brides. All of the proceeds then go to supporting Cancer Charities in our local area. So that is where my dress is going.
What is in your home that you don’t need to be storing in a bin in your basement because it is just taking up space? Do you have something that someone else can get better use of by donating it?
Let me know, have you done anything with your wedding dress? Have you sold it? Have you donated it or have you re-purposed it in some way? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Have a great week!